EA Sports announced a free update for FIFA 14 that adds a unique World Cup tournament mode to Ultimate Team, slated to arrive on May 29. The mode offers a separate card-collecting excursion within FIFA 14's Ultimate Team mode in which players gather their World Cup squad to participate in both the online and single-player global tournament.
While players won't be able to transfer their current set of Ultimate Team cards to the World Cup mode, all card packs purchased within the tournament set grant players a separate gold-level card pack for their usual FIFA 14 Ultimate Teams. Chemistry for players' World Cup teams is boosted within the mode by each athlete's nationality and confederation affiliation. Additionally, Xbox One and PS4 players will receive an offline FIFA World Cup kick-off mode to play with the 32 national teams participating in the tournament this summer.
The Ultimate Team add-on for FIFA 14 is the only way for players to enjoy the World Cup with the correct national team kits, crests and the Estadio do Marcana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on PC and next-gen consoles. EA Sports' other effort to celebrate the global sporting event was with 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, which launched in April for Xbox 360 and PS3.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Experience Comes to FIFA 14's Most Popular Game Mode
EA SPORTS™ 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Kick Off Mode Coming to PS4™ and Xbox One®
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) today announced EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup, a free^ experience that brings the excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ to FIFA 14's most popular game mode. The World Cup addition for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team will be available on May 29 for PC, the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation®4 via an automatic online update^ to FIFA 14.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup, a separate mode within FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), lets players build their ultimate squad of players from all 32 National Teams attending this summer's tournament in Brazil. FUT World Cup features all 32 National Team crests, the official adidas® Brazuca match ball, National Team kits, the Estadio do Marcana stadium, and all new look and feel within FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.
Players can improve their team to make them tournament contenders by acquiring new players and consumables from special Packs in the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup Store. Every FUT World Cup Pack includes a free Gold Pack available for use in the traditional FIFA 14 Ultimate Team experience.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team fans will also have the chance to write football history. With Online and Single Player tournament modes, players can compete through the group stage and knockout phases in order to win the FIFA World Cup. By winning matches, players will earn in-game virtual coins that can be used to acquire packs in the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup Store to strengthen their squad. Fans can increase squad chemistry by finding and playing with players from the same country or governing confederation.
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In conjunction with the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup update, a FIFA World Cup Kick Off mode will be available as part of the May 29 automatic download^ for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. All 32 National Teams competing in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the Estadio do Maracana, and the official match ball will be available for fans playing on Xbox One or PS4.
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^ Requires internet connection, Origin account, and access to FIFA 14. Must be 13+ to create an Origin account.
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- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Sony PlayStation 4
Microsoft Xbox One