EA SPORTS Developing Free Downloadable Soccer Game for PC — FIFA World
Closed Beta Testing Begins This Month; Game Will Launch In Brazil And
Russia In November
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), a global leader in digital
interactive entertainment, announced today that EA
SPORTS™ FIFA World, a new free-to-play*, downloadable soccer
game for PC is coming to Brazil and Russia. FIFA World is being
developed for fans who are not console gamers in Brazil and Russia. It
will feature the award-winning** EA SPORTS FIFA HD console
gameplay, FIFA Ultimate Team and Seasons, and over 30 officially
licensed leagues, including the Russian Football Premier League, and
more than 600 clubs—including 19 officially licensed football clubs from
FIFA World will be available free* to soccer fans and gamers in
Brazil and Russia with a broadband internet connection and an average
spec laptop computer or desktop personal computer. The new game will be
built around FIFA Ultimate Team, the most popular game mode
within EA SPORTS FIFA that reflects the best recent real-world
performances of the world's best players. In Ultimate Team, fans have
the freedom to build their own unique squads to play their own style of
soccer, re-shaping their teams based on the real-world performances of
their favorite players.
Soccer fans across Russia and Brazil are invited to register now to
participate*** in the closed beta development and testing of FIFA
World by visiting www.easportsfifaworld.com.
The commercial launch of the game is scheduled for November 2013.
"Brazil and Russia are priority markets for EA SPORTS and especially our
FIFA brand. We are excited to bring to these markets a custom-built,
free-to-play PC experience developed around FIFA Ultimate Team,"
said Matt Bilbey, Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, EA
SPORTS. "FIFA World will be a fun new way to play FIFA for new
EA SPORTS has successfully implemented the free-to-play gaming model in
Korea with an online football game for PC called EA SPORTS FIFA
Online 3. It currently holds the number 2 spot in Korean PC café
rankings according to Gametrics. EA also recently announced that FIFA
Online 3 is in development for Southeast Asia and mainland China.
FIFA World is being created by the award-winning FIFA development
team at EA Canada.
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, Tiger Woods 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.
* Internet connection and Origin account required. Must be 13+ to create
** winner of over 300 game quality awards on the
current generation of consoles.
*** Requires persistent internet
connection, Origin account, Beta agreement acceptance, installation of
Origin Client Software and registration of the single-use code. Must be
18+ to participate.
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 and operates in
In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 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, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
EA SPORTS, The Sims, SSX, Need for Speed, Mass Effect and Battlefield
are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John
Madden, NFL, NBA, NCAA, NHL, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, UFC and FIFA are the
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Electronic Arts Inc.
Colin Macrae, 604-456-3685
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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