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No console nations set for free FIFA spin-off
Tue, 13th Aug 2013
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EA SPORTS FIFA World, a new free-to-play, downloadable football game for PC is coming to Brazil and Russia, with the game developed for fans who are not console gamers.

Featuring FIFA HD console gameplay, FIFA Ultimate Team and Seasons, the game also features over 30 officially licensed leagues, including the Russian Football Premier League, and over 600 clubs—including 19 of the top football clubs from Brazil.

FIFA World will be available free to football fans and gamers in both countries 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.

In Ultimate Team, fans have the freedom to build their own unique squads to play their own style of football, re-shaping their teams based on the real-world performances of their favourite players.

Football fans across the countries are being invited to register now to participate in the closed beta development and testing of FIFA World, with the commercial launch of the game scheduled for November.

“Brazil and Russia are priority markets for EA SPORTS and especially our FIFA brand," says Matt Bilbey, Senior VP and Group GM, EA SPORTS.

"We are excited to bring to these markets a custom-built, free-to-play PC experience developed around FIFA Ultimate Team.

“FIFA World will be a fun new way to play FIFA for new fans.”

EA SPORTS has already tested its free-to-play gaming model in Korea with an online football game for PC users called EA SPORTS FIFA Online 3.

It currently holds the no.2 spot in Korean PC café rankings according to Gametrics, with the game also in development in Southeast Asia and mainland China.