Tag: Fifa

  • News EA Causes Outrage by Advertising FIFA Microtransactions to Kids

    Ad spotted in Smyths Toys magazine

    Shortly after placing in-game ads inside EA Sports UFC 4, the publisher is back in the news for another questionable tactic when it comes to advertising and promoting paid currencies. It was spotted over the weekend that ads for the upcoming FIFA 21 are directly suggesting fans should purchase FIFA Points in order...

  • News FIFA 21 Won't Have a Free Demo for the First Time This Generation

    10-hour trial still available through EA Play

    If you have been planning on checking out FIFA 21 before its release but you don't have an active EA Play subscription, you're now completely out of luck. For the first time during the PlayStation 4 generation, EA Sports has confirmed that its latest football simulator will not have a free demo available...

  • News Lionel Messi Is Once Again the Best Rated Player in FIFA 21

    Everyone drops a rating

    EA Sports has just released its overall player ratings for some of the best names in football, meaning the battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can continue in FIFA 21. And for the second year running, it's the Argentine who comes out on top. Barcelona's uninterested forward gets a rating of 93 while the Juventus...

  • News FIFA 21 Won't Allow PS5 and PS4 Players to Interact with Each Other

    No cross-play of any kind

    If you and a group of mates pick up FIFA every year, you're going to have to make sure you all upgrade to the PlayStation 5 together if you want to continue playing against one another in FIFA 21. That's because the latest iteration will not support cross-play of any kind, meaning those who stick with the PlayStation 4 past...

  • News FIFA 20 Sold More Than Any Other Game During UK Lockdown

    GTA5 sells big too

    As football leagues across the UK were put on hold during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, supporters turned to FIFA 20 to live out their team's hopes and dreams. The EA Sports-published title was the best-selling game during lockdown across the nation, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V taking the...

  • News FIFA 21's Career Mode Promises Big Improvements, Way More Control Over Your Squad

    You're the boss

    FIFA 20 faced a huge backlash from players when its career mode simply wasn't up to scratch -- especially at launch. The mode was pretty much busted in more ways than one, but EA Sports seems eager to make up for past mistakes with FIFA 21's offering. The overarching theme here is that everything is designed to be more in-depth...

  • News FIFA 21 Lets You Customise Your Own Stadium in Ultimate Team

    The Bernabéu belongs to you

    FIFA 21 really seems to be stepping up its game with this latest instalment, bringing with it sweeping changes to gameplay and Career Mode. It's Ultimate Team where EA Sports makes all its money though, and that too will receive some welcome improvements. Alongside better co-op play, events specific to real-life players,...

  • News FIFA 21 Gameplay Trailer Details On the Pitch Improvements, Promises More Player Control

    Make the run

    The first proper FIFA 21 gameplay trailer is here, and it goes over many of the improvements that you can expect from this year's instalment. The big takeaway here is that the game promises more control over your teammates. There's an emphasis on manual runs, where you can tell surrounding players when and where to make a decisive...

  • News FIFA 21's Career Mode Sounds Like a Massive Improvement

    It's in the game

    While the Madden NFL 21 community continues to criticise EA Sports for the lack of improvements to the series’ staple Franchise mode, it looks like the FIFA 21 team has been busy in the aftermath to last year’s dreadful Career mode. You may recall the soccer sim launching in an abysmal state, with all kinds of wacky bugs and...

  • News King Eric Cantona Narrates FIFA 21's First Trailer

    Ooh-ah Cantona

    There are no fancy pyrotechnics in FIFA 21’s debut trailer; this is a patchwork put together during a global pandemic, and it shows. Cover star Kylian Mbappé headlines the whole thing, but there are cameos for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Håland and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold. Manchester United legend Eric...

  • News FIFA 21 Confirms PSG's Kylian Mbappe for PS4 Box Art

    Trent, Mbappe, Haaland, and Felix

    Update: Electronic Arts has now posted the official box art for the standard edition of FIFA 21 on PS4, and it does indeed feature Kylian Mbappe of PSG. Original story: FIFA 21 is due a proper reveal trailer tomorrow, and while that slice of footage is yet to hit the internet, the footballers who will don the...

  • Gallery FIFA 21 Looks Extraordinary in PS5 Screenshots

    Back of the net

    Much like the Madden NFL 21 screenshots, we’re not entirely sure how representative of the final product these FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 screenshots will turn out to be. Nevertheless, they look absolutely staggering – particularly the image of Anfield, as scousers gather around the stadium like they used to do in the good ol’...

  • News FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 Will Use PS5's Controller to Heighten Immersion

    Feel next level

    If you buy FIFA 21 or Madden NFL 21 for the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free – and here’s what publisher EA Sports has in store for us. Both titles will use the new DualSense controller to provide “rich and responsive haptic feedback” that promises to let you “feel the rhythm...

  • News Buy FIFA 21 on PS4 and You'll Get the PS5 Version Free

    As expected

    Just like with Madden NFL 21, purchasing FIFA 21 on the PlayStation 4 will allow you to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free. There are some caveats: you’ll have up until the release of FIFA 22 to redeem your free next-gen copy, and you’ll need a PS5 with a disc drive if you’re planning to purchase FIFA 21 physically. This...

  • News EA Sports Introduces PS5 Versions of FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21

    No word on NBA Live 21, NHL 21

    We can safely say this trailer features football and not annoy anyone in the process. This first look at FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 on the PlayStation 5 is surprisingly light on gameplay – especially when the two titles will launch later this year. Alas, they do look nice – even if it’s not especially clear how...

  • News FIFA Crowd Noise Will Be Used for Premier League Football Once It Returns

    Championes, championes

    Premier League football is on track to return later this month, and Sky Sports has revealed that it'll be making use of crowd noise taken from FIFA to add some atmosphere to televised matches. As you may already know, the Premier League season was put on hold following the coronavirus outbreak over three months ago, but...

  • News Free FIFA 20 Added to PS4's EA Access Vault

    No neutral venues needed

    Real-world football may be on hiatus in most parts of the world, but FIFA 20 is about to get a jolt of life as it’s been added to the EA Access Vault. This means that existing subscribers to the PlayStation 4 service can download and play the soccer sim without spending a penny, which is great news for those enduring...

  • News Pro FIFA 20 Match Decided by Rock, Paper, Scissors

    After server issues

    While the world of live football continues to lament the use of the controversial VAR, professional FIFA 20 is also under attack after elite players claim they were forced to decide the outcome of a qualifying game using Rock, Paper, Scissors. This is because the servers for the title weren’t fully functional, so it prevented...

  • News Huge FIFA 20 Patch 1.05 Finally Tries to Fix Career Mode, Out Now on PS4

    Please work

    Update: FIFA 20 patch 1.05 is now available to download on PS4. It's around 1GB in size. Let's hope it works! Original story: FIFA 20 has been out for almost three weeks now, and the game's been plagued with problems since day one -- especially the oft-neglected Career Mode. Bugged team selection means that top clubs like Liverpool and...

  • News FIFA 20's First Post-Launch Patch Probably Won't Have Career Mode Fixes

    Skied it

    FIFA global franchise lead Corey Andress has come out and said that FIFA 20's first post-release patch is currently "on the way" and locked in. There's no time frame on when it'll arrive, but we imagine that it'll be soon, especially if it's just in the process of being approved by Sony. However, it's "likely" that this update will not...

  • News EA Tries to Cover Up FIFA 20's Broken Career Mode by Deleting Forum Posts

    Red card

    FIFA 20 actually releases today, but one of its flagship modes isn't in the best shape. Career Mode has a long, long list of issues that either turn its take on realism into a bit of a joke or break the game entirely. It's gotten to the point where huge megathreads are having to be created on EA's Help website that detail every problem, but...

  • Hands On FIFA 20 Career Mode Really Needs a Patch

    Poor performance

    Poor old Career Mode, consistently left behind to stagnate as Ultimate Team gets all the attention. But hey, EA's finally made some nice improvements to Career Mode in FIFA 20, allowing for custom managers and one-on-one conversations with players, while also making a range of behind-the-scenes tweaks. However, despite all the good...

  • News FIFA 20 Demo Is Ready for Kick Off on PS4

    Get in

    The FIFA 20 demo is out now on PlayStation 4 ahead of the game's release later this month. It weighs in at around 6.5GB, and it features two modes of play: Kick Off and Volta. Volta being the kind of street-smart urban five-a-side footie that FIFA's bigging up this year (but the demo only allows for 3v3). As for Kick Off, the demo features...

  • News FIFA 20 Thinks Lionel Messi Is the Best Football Player in the World

    FUT ratings are in

    Who is the best football player in the world? The rivalry between Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Piemonte Calcio's, that's Juventus to me and you, Cristiano Ronaldo has had its flames stoked once again as FIFA 20 reveals the top 100 cards you can earn in FIFA Ultimate Team at the launch of the game. It's the Argentine maverick who...

  • Guide FIFA 20 - Best FUT Players

    Get your coins out

    Who are the best FIFA Ultimate Team players in FIFA 20? Who are the best players in FIFA 20? A footballer's rating is always an important part of considering whether they belong in your world-beating team or not, and so it's probably a good idea to know who's best and who belongs with the rest. These are the top 50 FUT players in...

  • News FIFA 20 Finally Adds Custom Manager Creator, and You Can Be Male or Female

    Hair transplant, too?

    For anyone who plays career mode in FIFA, this is going to be a very welcome change. When playing as a manager in past games, you'd have to choose an avatar from a frankly awful roster of pre-made middle-aged men. Most looked daft, the rest looked terrible. Thankfully, that's no longer the case in FIFA 20. This year's release...

  • News French Legend Zinedine Zidane Fronts FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition

    More FUT Icons announced

    After revealing the cover stars of the standard and Champions edition for FIFA 20, EA purposefully made us wait a little longer before we could find out whose mug would grace the front of the Ultimate edition. Now we know, because joining Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk will be the legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane...

  • News Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk Are FIFA 20's Cover Stars

    Attack and defend

    EA Sports has revealed which players will grace the cover of FIFA 20. The Standard Edition of the upcoming footie sim will boast ex-Chelsea legend and now fresh Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard, while the Champions Edition will feature Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, quite possibly the best defender in the world right now So what...

  • News FIFA Enters New 'Long-Term' Partnership with Liverpool FC

    VVD 99 rated or we riot

    As predicted by disgruntled Manchester United fan and Push Square editor Sammy Barker in a previous article, Liverpool FC have indeed signed a deal with FIFA creators EA Sports. Previously, the Reds had an agreement with Konami and Pro Evolution Soccer, but as we all know, FIFA is where the real money is, and with Liverpool...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20's Volta Custom Character Mode Will Not Have Microtransactions 'At Launch'

    This better not be a dummy

    'Volta' is a new style of play in FIFA 20. It's got a lot in common with the old FIFA Street games, focusing on small, urban matches that highlight tricks, flicks, and tasty trainers. And in the game's Volta World mode, you're free to make your own custom character. Naturally, as you play through the mode, you accumulate...

  • News FIFA 20 Doesn't Look Like It'll Kick Off on the PS3

    Full-time for last-gen Legacy Edition

    You may not believe it, but FIFA 19 launched on the PlayStation 3. The soccer simulation released in cash-grabbing Legacy Edition form, of course, but it was still available on Sony’s last-gen console. However, it looks like EA Sports may finally be done with the ancient console, as there’s no word of older...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Reveal Goes All-In on Street-Based Volta Mode

    The return of FIFA Street, kind of

    FIFA 20 has just got its official reveal trailer, and it's clear that this year, there's going to be a heavy emphasis on its FIFA Street-esque 'Volta' modes. 'Volta' is what EA Sports is calling smaller, urban football matches, and they seem to make up a big part of 2019's package. To some extent, Volta is going...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Release Date Set for Late September

    Kick off

    And just like that, FIFA 20 has been officially announced alongside a release date. This year's instalment will be fully unveiled tomorrow (that's the 8th June) at 3:00pm UK time. And yes, that's a couple of hours before EA's EA Play livestream begins. FIFA 20 is set for release on the 27th September, but are you ready to hit the pitch?...

  • News FIFA Devs Detail Key Gameplay Changes for This Year's Game

    An early glimpse of FIFA 20?

    The game that we assume will be called FIFA 20 hasn't even been announced yet, but the development team is already talking openly about the key gameplay changes that it wants to bring to this year's instalment. Detailed in a lengthy dev blog over on EA's official site, the post covers improved AI and manual defending as...

  • News FIFA 19 Rebranded for Champions League, And CR7's Gone

    Ronaldo removed from cover

    Europe’s premier club competition the Champions League resumes next week, and FIFA 19 has been given a facelift to celebrate. However, the soccer simulation will move forward without Cristiano Ronaldo on its cover, as the Juventus striker’s been replaced by an image of Brazilian forward Neymar, who’s flanked by Kevin...

  • News EA Buckles Under Microtransaction Pressure in Belgium

    Someone call Jim Sterling

    Put the publisher under enough pressure and it seems that EA will buckle eventually. The company has announced that it plans to stop selling FIFA Points in Belgium, after the government declared loot boxes to be a form of gambling last year. For those of you who don’t know, FIFA Ultimate Team is an extremely popular mode...

  • News Usain Bolt Could End Up in FIFA 19

    An especially pacey winger

    Usain Bolt, the world record holding sprinter who, in his prime, was pretty much the fastest human on the planet, may soon end up in FIFA 19. The former athlete, now 32 years old, has been pursuing a career as a professional footballer over the last few years, and recently, he scored two goals in a pre-season friendly for...

  • News EA Sports Closely Monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo Allegations

    Portuguese forward under-fire

    Juventus forward and global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is embroiled in a scandal, and it’s reached the point where some of his principal sponsors have been forced to come out and comment. Alongside sportswear giant Nike, publisher EA Sports has said that it’s “closely monitoring the situation” after rape...

  • Round Up FIFA 19 PS4 Reviews Aim for the Top Corner

    What a hit

    FIFA 19's out next week on PlayStation 4, and so the reviews have started filling the stands. All in all it's looking like another in-form year for EA Sports' wildly popular football sim, with high scores across most of the board. As for our own review of FIFA 19, we should have one for you in the near future. Twinfinite - 4.5/5:...

  • Hands On FIFA 19 Demo - Five Things We Learned

    Pep talk

    The FIFA 19 demo has been out since last week to give fans of the FIFA franchise a chance to have a feel of the game before its 29th September release date. It’s worth noting that the demo is an old build and the full version of FIFA 19 will feel more fluid according to the EA Game Changers who were present at the game’s final capture...

  • News PlayStation Store Down on PS4, Could Be to Do with FIFA 19 Demo's Launch

    Kick off

    Well, the PlayStation Store seems to be down for many on PS4. At first it seemed like a random issue, but then we realised that the playable demo FIFA 19 just launched. Coincidence? Possibly not. It's difficult to really pinpoint the problem, but it seems feasible to us. The annual arrival of the FIFA demo is always a big deal, and you can...

  • News Top 100 FIFA 19 Players Revealed in Full, Arguments Erupt as Expected

    Salah 88?!

    EA Sports has finished revealing the top 100 players in FIFA 19 based on overall ratings, and needless to say, fans of just about every football club in the world have something to say about the rankings. The top ten looks like this: 10. Toni Kroos 9. David De Gea 8. Luis Suarez 7. Sergio Ramos 6. Eden Hazard 5. Kevin De Brunye 4. Luka...

  • News FIFA 19 Demo Will Feature Kick-Off, The Champions League, and The Journey

    The big game

    EA Sports has spilled the beans on what's in the upcoming FIFA 19 demo, which is due to launch on PlayStation 4 later this week. It'll let players try out the overhauled Kick-Off mode as well as the final chapter in The Journey, FIFA's story mode. We imagine that you won't be able to play much of The Journey, but it should give you...

  • News FIFA Ultimate Team Card Packs May Have EA in Trouble with the Law

    Belgium launches investigation

    As you may or may not have heard, Belgium declared loot boxes in video games a form of gambling earlier this year. Basically, if a game allows players to spend real money on randomised in-game items, then it has to be categorised as gambling and highlighted as such. However, unlike other publishers, EA apparently...

  • News FIFA 19 Demo Kicks Off Next Week on PS4

    Back of the net

    As is yearly tradition, a playable FIFA demo will be added to the PlayStation Store before the latest game is released. The FIFA 19 demo is set to take to the pitch in just under a week from now, on the 13th September. If previous years are anything to go by, it'll offer up a handful of teams picked from Europe's top leagues, and...

  • Gamescom 2018 Kick On with 15 Minutes of Gameplay from the Latest FIFA 19 Build

    An upgrade?

    Gamespot's uploaded 15 minutes of FIFA 19 gameplay, and as far as we're aware, it's the latest build of the game. As previews promised, we did spy a handful of new animations, and the general flow of play maybe looks a bit more fluid? It's hard to tell without playing the game ourselves, but it does seem that way in the video...

  • Gamescom 2018 FIFA 19's Story Mode Finale Is Split Across Three Characters

    The champiooooons

    FIFA 19's story mode will feature not one, not two, but three distinct characters, the game's latest trailer reveals. In the last two games, The Journey has focused on Alex Hunter, and while he's still at the centre of this one as he attempts to find Real Madrid yet more European glory, you'll also play as returning...

  • News Sony's Readying an Entire Line of FIFA 19 PS4 Bundles in Europe

    Sweet six

    Sony’s got to be rubbing its hands together right now. The PlayStation 4 may be nearing its fifth anniversary, but the Japanese giant’s barely had to budge on price – and it’s got a lineup this holiday that’s surely going to mean that it enters its sixth year on the market in an incredibly strong position. The company’s also...

  • News Alex Hunter Signs for Real Madrid in 'Dramatic Finale' to Story Mode

    Hala Madrid

    Fictional footballer Alex Hunter’s story will conclude with The Journey: Champions in FIFA 19, with EA Sports confirming that this year’s release will mark the “dramatic finale” of the single player campaign. The star from south-west London will sign for Spanish team Real Madrid over the course of the plot, where he’ll...

  • News FIFA 19 Is the Latest Game to Get a Battle Royale Mode

    Well, kinda

    FIFA 19 will spice up the ol’ series mainstay Exhibition with a few nifty new options this year. In addition to being able to play FA Cup and Champions League matches, complete with all of the custom presentation and commentary you’d expect of such occasions, you’ll also be able set up mini-series events (‘Best Of’ matches,...