Friday, October 10, 2014

Rights mess keeps Brazil clubs out of best-selling game

(Reuters) - Best-selling video football game "FIFA 15" was released in Brazil this week but a lack of organization by players means that for the first time since the 1990s there are no Brazilian clubs featured.

The popular game is the market leader in soccer-mad Brazil, but makers EA Sports could not reach a deal with Brazilian players over their image rights, or even work out who to negotiate with.

Although EA officials in California and Sao Paulo would not comment on the affair, their distributor in Brazil said the lack of a local presence was a blow.

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