Indian football fans can rejoice as the Indian Super League (ISL) will soon be the added to the PC and console versions of FIFA 22.
FIFA video game's origin can be traced back to 1993, having a rich and nostalgic journey with American developer Electronic Arts. However, their connection with Indian football began in 1998 as EA Sports included an Indian football team for the first time, in the FIFA 1998 version.
ISL came into existence in 2014, featuring internationally renowned footballers like Roberto Carlos, Marco Materazzi, and Diego Forlan, increasing the hype of the sport to a completely new level.
India possesses a major section of FIFA's gaming community and thus EA Sports started receiving loads of requests from fans to include the Indian domestic league in the game.
As per Khelnow, the upcoming edition of the immensely popular FIFA football video-game franchise will finally introduce the Indian Super League to fans.
As of now, the league will feature 11 Indian club teams, namely SC East Bengal, ATK Mohun Bagan, Bengaluru FC, Mumbai City FC, Jamshedpur FC, North East United FC, Hyderabad FC, Odisha FC, FC Goa, Kerala Blasters FC, and Chennaiyin FC.
Having the Indian Super League in EA Sports' FIFA 22 might be helpful for the growth of esports culture in India.
The Indian Super League has already been a part of FIFA's mobile version for the last few years. Currently, with the inclusion of the league as a separate entity on PC and the console version of the game, fans consider it to be no less than a game-changer for the Indian gaming community.
Reportedly, the organizers of Football Sports Development Ltd. are close to completing paperwork on the historic deal. The ISL clubs have been informed to finalize the jersey designs soon for their implementation in FIFA 2022.
Leaks have suggested that FIFA 22's pre-orders could go live as early as 12 July and will likely be released between 24 September and 8 October, 2021, judging by the release in previous years.