EA SPORTS FC announces that it’s bringing the Ballon d’Or™ to EA SPORTS FC™ 24. Players will be able to receive the famous trophy in EA SPORTS FC 24 Player Career.
Every player dreams of winning the Ballon d’Or™. Since 1956, every year France Football has awarded the Ballon d’Or™ to the best male and female football player of the season.
Universally regarded as football’s most prestigious and valuable individual award, the iconic trophy was on display in Amsterdam during EA SPORTS FC Livestream Event on July 13 with former recipients Luis Figo and Ronaldinho in attendance.
New features in both Player and Manager Career in EA SPORTS FC™ 24 will help players control their footballing destiny even further. Achieving an incredible individual season in Player Career will activate the newly designed Ballon d’Or™ animation*.
David Jackson, VP of Brand, EA SPORTS FC, said: “We’re delighted to bring the prestigious Ballon d’Or™ into EA SPORTS FC™. Including these iconic trophies in-game furthers our efforts to provide players with the most authentic and inspiring football experiences possible.”
Kevin Benharrats, CEO of Amaury Media, comments: “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with EA marketing teams. We are proud of this new partnership for the Ballon d’Or™, we hope it will contribute to EA SPORTS FC™ success.”
EA SPORTS FC™ 24 will be available to play on September 29, 2023 with early access through the Ultimate Edition available as of September 22, 2023. Pre-orders** are now available for EA SPORTS FC™ 24 which will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Fans that pre-order the Ultimate Edition by August 22nd will receive a number of player benefits, including an untradeable UEFA Champions League Ultimate Team™ Hero item in November.
EA Play members will receive early access to the game with a 10-hour trial beginning on September 22. EA Play Pro members will enjoy unlimited access to the EA Play Pro Edition of the game – including Ultimate edition content – starting September 22. Lastly, all EA Play members will unlock additional bonuses for EA SPORTS FC™ 24, with monthly Draft Tokens in Ultimate Team™, seasonal Clubs Rewards, and seasonal VOLTA FOOTBALL™ APPAREL & COINS.
As well as officially announcing that the Ballon D’or will be coming to FC 24 today, EA also go live with the Career Mode Deep Dive.