EA Sports Unveil FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup
EA Sports have officially announced the brand new upcoming FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup game mode. It’ll be released on May 29th next Thursday as an update, and it will become available for the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and the PS4 from the scheduled date.
This new FUT World Cup will not be slotting into the current Ultimate team like many would expect, instead it’s a completely different game mode that should be treated so by gamers. Players will be able to trade and buy players like usual, but any World Cup players gained will not be able to be used in the FUT 14 format in anyway shape or form.
How It All Works
The first thing you will notice upon starting up is you’ll be receiving a starter pack that will come as a gift from EA to you to help you get a foot-hold in the game. The starter pack contains players, a kit and a badge from the chosen nation that you select at the start. If you want to acquire any other players from the 32 teams that are competing in this years tournament in Brazil, then you must do so by opening World Cup packs from the official FUT store.
As like the original Ultimate Team, these packs can be purchased by either using coins that can be accumulated by playing matches in tournaments, or by using FIFA Points that are bought with real-life money and then players use the FIFA Points to open packs and hope to get lucky by finding rare players with a high overall rating.
There’s one really neat trick that Electronic Arts have implemented into this new game mode, and that’s that the coins you’ve raked up from your original FUT squad, well they can be used in the World Cup edition to open packs with.
The other really cool incentive from EA, is that every World Cup pack that you open, you will automatically get a free gold pack to open for your current Ultimate Team. This is the best of both worlds and ensures that gamers will play both of the game modes and still get a great user-experience from both of them.
The chemistry styles have had a complete revamp done to them as well, so players must forget how that feature normally works, and instead get their head around the new way it works. Basically the normal procedure is that a player has to either be from the same country, club or league as another player in-order for the chemistry between the two players to be good.
Now it’s changed considerably, players must now be either from the same nation naturally or from the exact same governing body. So if you know your geography then you should be fine, as it’s basically formatted by regions and continents. For example, Wayne Rooney plays for England, and Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Portugal so you may naturally think that they do not match.
The fact of the matter is they do because they’re from nations that are governed by UEFA which means they will actually understand each other after all.
FUT World is of course officially licensed to the max! All emblems, logos, kits, stadiums, players, and teams are all licensed and ready to be experienced. The graphics are quite stunning as well, and that’s not just for next-gen consoles, but the graphics actually look really crisp on the current-gen machines too.
Players will be able to play online or offline in the exact matches and format that the greatest tournament in the world offers. From the group stages, up all the way until the World Cup final. The International MOTM (Man of the match) cards will be making a swift return too. The good news is that these limited time only cards that can be acquired though special packs will automatically be added to your normal FUT squad as well.
EA released the official trailer for it’s new game mode that can be viewed below and might explain all of this in more depth.