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EA SPORTS FIFA World to Launch a New Game Engine Later This Year
|By Business Wire
|August 13, 2014 05:00 AM EDT
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced that EA
SPORTS™ FIFA World, a new free-to-play* game for PC, is
set to launch a new game engine that will give fans an even better, more
realistic, football experience. By removing the barriers of having
access to a console or a high powered PC, EA SPORTS FIFA World
brings the FIFA experience to more gaming and football fans around the
globe. Available in 9 languages, fans with an average spec laptop or
desktop PC and a broadband Internet connection can play a fun, free*,
authentic football game, driven by live content and featuring real
players and real clubs from over 30 officially licensed leagues.
EA SPORTS FIFA World Beta (Photo: Business Wire)
Since being announced at Gamescom 2013, EA SPORTS FIFA World has
seen more than 3.5 million registrations from over 180 countries
register to play the Beta, with over 45 million total matches played.
Based on fan feedback, over 20 major updates have been made to the game,
including gamepad and keyboard-only controls, as well as Accomplishments
- a new feature that captures compelling storylines from the real world
of football as they happen, challenging and rewarding fans to recreate
and re-live these defining moments in EA SPORTS FIFA World.
“In FIFA World we have created a live service platform that
allows us to fundamentally change the game by adding new features and
modes through regular updates, all while keeping fans engaged with
dynamic live content that follows the real world of football,” said
Executive Producer Mike McCabe. “After almost a year of working closely
with our fans we are very excited for our biggest update yet - a brand
new game engine.”
The award-winning development team at EA Canada has adapted some FIFA
HD** fan favorites with a number of new features to bring EA SPORTS
FIFA World’s new game engine to life. With smarter AI,
teammates will adapt to your style of play by making better attacking
runs in the opponents half. Off the ball, improvements to Defensive AI
result in better marking and run tracking. Game-changers like First
Touch Control and Complete Dribbling redefine how players
control and run with the ball, making offensive play feel even more
authentic. An improved Player Impact Engine brings real world
physics to the game like never before, to the point where each challenge
and tackle feels realistic and rewarding. Upgrades to the Keyboard and
Mouse Controls and Tactical Free Kicks are only some of the other
improvements fans can expect with the new engine.
To complement the new game engine, fans can expect a number of updates
in the coming months with new features such as video sharing, which will
allow fans to upload their goal replays directly to YouTube, as well as
roster updates, new kits, boots and club badges, as well as the addition
of the Turkish Super Lig.
Start building your club in EA SPORTS FIFA World for free* by
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/
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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, 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 13+ to
participate. Includes in-app purchases.
** 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 around the
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 Age™ and
Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
EA SPORTS, SSX, The Sims, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and Battlefield
are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John
Madden, NFL, PGA TOUR, UFC, NBA and FIFA are the property of their
respective owners and used with permission.
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