Kiyan Prince, a promising British football player whose tragic murder 15 years ago shocked English football fans, will be remembered FIFA 21 with a roster update this week.
Prince, also known as “The Bullet”, was a 15-year-old soccer player who inspired many around him with his fast and skillful game. A EA sports biography
Now, FIFA 21 will take him to the Queens Park Rangers, with whom he performed as a member of the team’s U16 development club. Starting Tuesday on PC and Wednesday for all other platforms, Kiyan Prince will appear in the QPR roster for both one-time games and the career suite.
Additionally, Ultimate Team players can access themed unlock items by completing the in-game objectives. This includes a Kiyan Prince Foundation Kit, a uniform inspired by the QPR players in the 2004/2005 season, and an honorary Tifo to celebrate Prince in the stands.
The Queens Park Rangers have already paid tribute to Prince in a number of ways, including renaming their home stadium (Loftus Road) to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium after the establishment that his father, Dr. Mark Prince, after the murder of his son.
Kiyan Prince’s likeness for FIFA 21 is a composite of images of him when he was 15 years old and of his father when he was 30 years old. Similarly, the developers at EA Sports worked with Dr. Prince and used personal accounts from Kiyan’s coaches and teammates to determine Prince’s ratings for the game.
“I want my son to be remembered not for the tragedy of his death, but for the triumph of his accomplishments.” Dr. Prince said in a statement. “Through this campaign, I hope the world can finally get a glimpse of Kiyan’s incredible potential.”