EA had said it clearly: the rebranding of the former FIFA will not be just an aesthetic issue. Now EC Sports FC 24the new game that opens the door to a new era of video-game football, seems to keep its promises by announcing several new features, including the Golden Ball in Player Career Mode.
For those not too accustomed to the world of football, the Ballon d’Or is the most coveted individual recognition by footballers. Created in 1956 by France Football magazine, the Ballon d’Or rewards footballers who have distinguished themselves in the previous season every year. Among the winners of the past there are legends like Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, but also our own Roberto Baggio and Fabio Cannavaro. Moreover, Figo and Ronaldinho appeared at the EA SPORTS FC Livestream event last month (we already told you about it here).
How the game modes will change
As well as the chance to win the Ballon d’Or in Player Career mode, the new game introduces female soccer players to the acclaimed Ultimate Team mode (formerly Fifa FUT). For the first time in history it will be possible to create a dream team with both genders and legends of the game, to challenge other players online.
Speaking of women’s football: in the new game there will be even more leagues and teams and it will be possible to play the Champions League femminile.
From the gameplay point of view, however, the title will be characterized by Hypermotion V, which will guarantee more realistic animations than ever before. These are in fact taken from real footage of football being played, for an unprecedented level of realism. The engine Frostbite Engine will optimize the physics of the game, while PlayStyles will ensure that each player has its own unique characteristics.
When is EA SPORTS FC 24 available?
EA SPORTS FC 24 will be available from September 29, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. Those who pre-order the Ultimate Edition will be able to access the game in one week early access, starting September 22nd.