If you were to create a poll regarding gamer’s favorite modes in the FIFA games, I’ve no doubt that Ultimate Team would end up at the top of the list with the most amount of votes. The majority of FIFA players love trading cards, building up their own teams and opening packs, but there are those of us who would rather play another mode like Career. I’m part of the latter group, and after picking up a discounted copy of FIFA 14 on Xbox Live leading up to Christmas, I thought I’d express my thoughts on why Career mode is so great.
As it stands, and as it has stood for a long time now, when a game gets released, I have a decision to make. Do I buy the game, or do I not? After seeing how well the game is faring with the critics as well as watching some gameplay footage myself on YouTube, I can then make a decision – is this game worth it at full price, should I wait until there’s a price drop, or should I ignore it completely? It’s a simple process, and one that does not involve too many complications most of the time.
EA and FIFA have announced that they have reached a deal to extend their licensing deal until 2022, which means that EA will retain the exclusive rights to publish ”FIFA-branded action and management videogames.”
“EA SPORTS released the first FIFA-branded soccer game in 1993, and 20 years later our partnership with FIFA continues to be very strong,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive VP and Head of EA Sports. “Our franchise has become the benchmark for quality and innovation in the sports videogame genre, and we look forward to many more years of connecting with consumers around the world with our games carrying the prestigious FIFA name.”
EA will also get to keep the rights to publish the official FIFA World Cup games.