Newcastle United are delighted to announce that St. James' Park will be an official stadium in EA Sports' FIFA 15.
The announcement follows news that EA Sports has extended their existing agreement with the Barclays Premier League until the end of the 2018/19 season, with the deal incorporating the sponsorship of the league's goal decision system.
As a longstanding partner of the Premier League, EA Sports has been connecting to real world football through a number of partnership initiatives, including the EA Sports Player Performance Index - an in-depth statistics matrix measuring players' all round contribution - and the Fantasy Premier League game.
The new agreement will showcase the Barclays Premier League as the most authentic league in EA Sports' FIFA 15, with an unprecedented level of detail in the players and all 20 stadiums - including St. James' Park - as well as the integration of broadcast quality graphics, audio and commentary that ensures FIFA 15 fans will feel the emotion and intensity of the most popular football league in the world.
The deal has also given EA Sports access to all 20 Barclays Premier League clubs to enable the FIFA 15 team to capture 3D head scans of over 200 players, build realistic stadiums for all 20 league clubs and capture the emotion of the crowd by recording live match atmosphere during the 2013/14 season.
FIFA 15, developed at EA Canada, will be released in the UK on 26th September on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and is available for pre-order now.
A trailer showcasing the Barclays Premier League and FIFA 15 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/gd8wMiprxM.
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