EA SPORTS FIFA World to Launch a New Game Engine Later This Year | Business Wire

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

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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

registering here.

To learn more about features and modes, download the product fact sheet here.

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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

consoles.

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

world.

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

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