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Free-to-Play PC Game EA SPORTS FIFA World Kicks-off Global Open Beta
|By Business Wire
|May 20, 2014 11:01 AM EDT
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced that EA
SPORTS™ FIFA World, a new free-to-play* game for PC, is
entering a Global Open Beta supporting nine languages.
Created by the award-winning development team at EA Canada, EA SPORTS
FIFA World is designed to be easy to pick up and play for all
fans. Featuring the award-winning** EA SPORTS FIFA HD console
gameplay, FIFA Ultimate Team, and a host of new features, the
game delivers a fun and immersive football experience that is synonymous
with the FIFA franchise.
“By bringing the FIFA franchise to the PC platform as a free-to-play
game, we give millions of new fans their chance to experience the
authentic FIFA experience, with award-winning gameplay and licensed
leagues,” said Producer Alex Grimbley. “At the same time, existing FIFA
fans now have a new way to enjoy the game they already love, with fresh
daily content and the ability to play on almost any PC.”
With over 16,000 players and 600 clubs from over 30 officially licensed
leagues, fans have access to their favorite footballers as they compete
in both online and single player modes. Now EA SPORTS FIFA World
is available in English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Mexican
Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Turkish.
“After four Closed Beta sessions and a limited Open Beta, where we saw
over 1.5 million fans register to play, we’re very excited to now open
the game to football fans from all over the world,” said Producer Alex
Grimbley. “This is a great opportunity for fans to influence the
development of our new game, and the feedback we’ve gotten so far has
been absolutely instrumental in shaping our features and services.”
To complement Seasons, a game mode that allows fans to compete
for promotion through 10 divisions, a number of new features have been
added through the Limited Open Beta. Accomplishments is designed
specifically for FIFA World to reward fans for completing dynamic
tasks, based on scenarios from the real world football. In Tournaments,
fans challenge AI-controlled clubs and National Teams to progress
through a bracket on their way to lifting the cup and earning rewards. Match
Invites give fans an opportunity to challenge their friends online
for the ultimate bragging rights.
The Social Hub is the center of FIFA World where fans can
share, like and comment on game content with their friends. With new
content such as Featured Tournaments and Limited Time
Accomplishments updated throughout each week, and a real time Transfer
Market where fans can manage their in-game items, FIFA World
is truly a live game. Built to be enjoyed on average spec laptop
computer or desktop personal computers, fans with a broadband internet
connection can now play a fun, free, and authentic football game.
Fans can start building their clubs in EA SPORTS FIFA World for
free* by registering here.
To learn more about features and modes, download the product fact sheet here.
To view the trailer visit: http://youtu.be/nBW6z9ylyyI
Download screenshots, banners and other assets: here.
Visit the website for more details: http://www.easportsfifaworld.com/
Join the conversation at http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifaworld
and follow us on Twitter @eafifaworld.
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the
world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA
SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports
through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL
football, FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA®
Football, PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™, and EA SPORTS UFC®.
For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs,
forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.
* Requires persistent internet connection, Origin account, EUALA
acceptance and installation of Origin Client Software. Must be 14+ to
** Winner of over 300 game quality awards on the current generation of
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players in over 200
In fiscal year 2014, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Dragon AgeTM
and Plants vs. ZombiesTM. More information about EA is
available at www.ea.com/news.
EA SPORTS, The Sims, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and Battlefield are
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden,
NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA, PGA TOUR, UFC and FIFA are the property of their
respective owners and used with permission.
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