Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) today announced that EA SPORTS™ FIFA 16, winner of the E3 2015 Game Critics Best Sports Game award, is now available in retail stores and as a digital download* worldwide. FIFA 16 has been described by Digital Spy (UK) as, “an impressive beast of a game that’s stuffed with official leagues and licenses, game modes and other little touches that add flavor to the match day experience,” and hailed by EGM (USA) as, “an unparalleled soccer simulation that improves upon FIFA 15 in every aspect.” With gameplay innovation across the entire pitch and brand new ways to play, FIFA 16 lets fans Play Beautiful.
“It has been incredible to see the number of fans already engaging in and enjoying FIFA 16 through EA Access and our preseason demo,” said Nick Channon, Senior Producer of EA SPORTS FIFA. “We are very excited with the early feedback, particularly on the balanced gameplay, and now that the game is launching across the globe, we shift our focus to providing the best live service in the industry.”
A record 6.4 million fans have downloaded the FIFA 16 demo in the ten days since it became available. Fans playing the full version of FIFA 16 through the Play First Trials on EA Access**, only on Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, were excited to try the newly added Women’s National Teams, with the United States Women’s National Team ranking in the top ten most selected clubs or national teams. FIFA Ultimate Team™ Draft, a brand new way to play the franchise’s most popular mode, has also been a fan favorite, with more than 13 million matches played throughout the demo and EA Access combined.
FIFA 16 delivers a balanced, authentic, and exciting football experience that lets fans play their way, and compete on your Fifa 16 account. With innovative gameplay features, FIFA 16 brings Confidence in Defending, Control in the Midfield, and gives players the tools to create more Moments of Magic than ever before. FIFA Ultimate Team, the game’s most popular mode, introduces FIFA Ultimate Team Draft, a brand new way for fans to test their team building skills and compete with some of the best football players in the world. And this season, Career Mode adds two features most requested by fans: Pre-season Tournaments and Player Training that ensure an even deeper and more authentic career whether fans play as a manager or a pro.
FIFA 16 is developed in Burnaby, British Columbia by EA Canada and is available now on Origin™ for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 entertainment system.
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