Good news for soccer fans (or football if you prefer). EA has announced that their popular Ultimate Team mode for FIFA 14 will be getting a free addition which will allow players to build a team made up of players from all of the 32 national teams competing in the 2014 World Cup. Also, players will have access to all 32 national team crests, the official Brazuca match ball, National Team kits, and the Estadio do Marcana stadium.
But that’s not all! Take it away EA:
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team fans will also have the chance to write football history. With Online and Single Player tournament modes, players can compete through the group stage and knockout phases in order to win the FIFA World Cup. By winning matches, players will earn in-game virtual coins that can be used to acquire packs in the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup Store to strengthen their squad. Fans can increase squad chemistry by finding and playing with players from the same country or governing confederation.
Ultimate Team has become quite the popular feature over the last few years across all of EA’s sport games, so I’m sure this will make plenty of soccer video game fans very happy. I personally though don’t see the appeal in this particular case. Isn’t the whole point of international sports is that the teams are you know, comprised of players from one country? Who am I to judge though? I suppose virtually having Lionel Messi on Team USA is better than nothing.
The free update will be released as an automatic update for FIFA 14 on May 29th for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.