Electronic Arts and F.C. Barcelona have announced they have agreed to a three-year partnership that will make EA SPORTS the exclusive and official video game partner of one of the most popular and storied soccer clubs in the world. Through the partnership, EA SPORTS captured 3D head scans of 17 F.C. Barcelona stars such as Xavi Hernandez, Gerard Piqué, Cesc Fàbregas, Dani Alves, and Andrés Iniesta, and they will appear as high-quality and authentic 3D digital player models in FIFA 14. In addition, Camp Nou, Barcelona's home pitch, will be a featured stadium.
In addition, F.C. Barcelona and its superstar forward and FIFA 14 cover athlete, Lionel Messi, will become central figures in global marketing, advertising and social media activities for the FIFA franchise. Plus, F.C. Barcelona will host an exclusive videogame tournament later this year to determine the best FIFA 14 player on the squad.