'FIFA 19' has beaten 'Pro Evolution Soccer' to the rights of the Champions League.



The exciting new development will mark a major development for the money-spinning franchise, which has historically omitted Europe's biggest club competition from its projects.

EA Sports creative director Mat Prior explained: "It was always a goal for 'The Journey' to end with the pinnacle of club football.

"It was something we wanted to showcase as the ultimate goal of a player."

UEFA - which is European football's governing body - previously had an agreement in place with Konami that allowed 'Pro Evolution Soccer' to offer the club tournament as a feature.

But after that agreement expired, 'FIFA' has jumped at the opportunity to seize the rights, thereby giving its own gaming series even greater depth than ever before.

EA has made a concerted effort to ensure that the Champions League experience will be as life-like as possible, with the title featuring all of the pre-match regalia that helps to make it such a popular competition around the world.

EA Sports executive producer Aaron McHardy explained: "The UEFA Champions League has been one of the most requested features from players for over a decade, and we're so excited for one of the world's biggest competitions to join 'The World's Game' in 'FIFA 19'.

"We are elevating the experience this year in so many ways, from integrating UEFA Champions League content across the game, to adding a variety of new features that bring more control to gameplay."

And to make the gaming experience even better, those players who fail to progress beyond the Champions League group stage will be able to pursue success in the Europa League, which is European football's second most prestigious knockout tournament.