Will Rangers be part of FIFA 13? EA Sports have their say
As we all know, EA Sports' tagline is "It's In The Game" but after being punished for financial irregularities and demoted to the Scottish Third Division, Rangers fans are wondering if they'll be in FIFA 13.
With Rangers' new company, Rangers Newco, demoted to the Scottish Third Division, many have speculated that the lack of competitiveness in the SPL will lead backers such as Sky and EA Sports to cancel their contracts with the Scottish Premier League. The below viral circulated last weekend to illustrate the point humourously:
So will Rangers be in FIFA 13 or not? Despite the fact that the game is released on September 28, EA Sports have still not decided on whether the club will make the cut or as expected, be a part of the "Rest of World" club selection.
"We have a licensing agreement with the Scottish Premier League. We have discussed the league structure with them and we will take their direction regarding the 12th club," explained a spokesperson to Nintendo Gamer.
"FIFA 13 will be in retail stores beginning September 28 - after the start of the SPL season - so we have the flexibility to align with the authentic league structure.
"As far as Glasgow Rangers are concerned, we have not made a decision at this time on whether we will pursue a separate licensing agreement to include them in FIFA 13."
Would Rangers potential exclusion from FIFA 13 prevent you from picking up the forthcoming game? Just kidding.