By Allison Watkinson
Electronic Arts has launched an expansive update to its licensed mobile game EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile, setting it up for live service for years to come.
The game is produced under license from FIFA, and is among the world’s most popular mobile sports games.
The latest major update to FIFA Mobile provides an extensive overhaul and enhancements to gameplay, visuals, and audio. EA Games says the changes will improve its gameplay experience for football fans around the world.
With ease-of-access at its core, the new update will introduce additional settings for players to adjust the in-game visual experience. This will ensure compatibility across many devices so players worldwide will be able to enjoy the game.
Gameplay upgrades and additions will provide gamers with more team-management and player controls during real-time gameplay. New team-management options will let players take control of substitutions, in-game positions, and set piece takers.
Features including stamina and skill moves will also add a new layer to the immersiveness of the mobile soccer game.
“Today marks the beginning of the future for FIFA Mobile, giving tens of millions of players worldwide a truly revolutionary football experience and the flexibility to enjoy the game on a huge variety of generations of devices,” said Lawrence Koh, head of EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile. “This was a monumental effort between our studios in EA China and EA Vancouver, which further solidifies FIFA Mobile as the place for football fans globally to team up and compete wherever they are. We could not be more excited to see both veteran and new generations of gamers join in the action for years to come.”
Players can now switch between four camera angles in real-time during matches and experience in-broadcast replays. In addition, a series of new stadiums have been added for players to unlock. Matches will sound and feel more authentic with the introduction of home crowd chants, time-of-day options, public stadium announcers, and player calls.
“This major update to FIFA Mobile has been years in the making,” said Jace Yang, General Manager of EA China. “We’ve been listening to feedback from players around the world which have informed new features and enhancements to the gameplay experience, helping us to create one of the most immersive and authentic football experiences yet on mobile devices.”
The mobile soccer game’s latest update will introduce live audio commentary from renowned commentators around the world. Commentary will be available in 11 languages including English, Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Russian, Italian, German, Dutch, Arabic, Mandarin and Japanese.
This update to the mobile game also follows a massive improvement to EA’s console and computer game version of its FIFA franchise, with details in the links below.