EA Sports FC 24 has finally been fully revealed, with EA revealing details around the FIFA successor’s release date, pricing, Ultimate Team mode, and more.
Matching leaks from earlier in July, EA Sports FC launches on September 29, 2023 as the first non-FIFA game from EA’s incredibly successful soccer pedigree. Manchester City striker Erling Haaland will don the cover.
It will be available in both Standard and Ultimate editions, with those who opt for the latter, more expensive version getting a week’s early access starting September 22.
EA also revealed that women players will be available in Ultimate Team for the first time, finally being included after the publisher has slowly but surely added women’s football to its franchise for the last few years. The Spanish and Dutch professional women’s leagues have also been added to EA Sports FC 24.
One of the brand new features coming to EA Sports FC 24 is the ability to recreate specific moments from live matches. EA suggested it will be able to capture direct footage from these matches and then present the wilder moments as gameplay challenges for players to complete.
In terms of returning features, the Champions League will be making the jump from FIFA to EA Sports FC 24 alongside the English Premier League and several others.
EA ditched the brand name after FIFA reportedly asked for $1 billion every four years for the name alone, spurring EA CEO Andrew Wilson to comment that all it gets from FIFA is “four letters on the front of the box”.
In our 7/10 review of the last game, IGN said: “FIFA 23’s slick and dramatic virtual football is fitting for the series’ last hurrah under its long-time name, but familiar frustrations abound, and it still greatly undervalues some of its most beloved modes.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.