Electronic Arts Inc. announced yesterday that the playable demo of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15* is available to download for PC on Origin™, Xbox One® and Xbox 360® games and entertainment systems from Microsoft for Xbox Live® Gold members, and for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems. The FIFA 15 demo on Xbox 360 will be available to Xbox Live Silver members beginning September 16. Fans can download the demo by visiting the page here.
Fans will be able to play in Anfield as Liverpool, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, S.S.C. Napoli, Manchester City, and Boca Juniors, or as one of five unique squads in FIFA Ultimate Team™.
“The launch of the FIFA 15 Demo is like our pre-season and the first chance for millions of FIFA fans to get hands-on with the game,” said Nick Channon, Senior Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA. “The demo is an early representation and taste of this year’s game, and we welcome the chance to get fan feedback on our innovations and new features. Then we take that feedback and build it in to the continued improvements and polish we bring to the game as it launches and throughout the season.”
FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning visual detail so fans can experience the emotion and intensity of football like never before. Fans are encouraged to send their first impressions of the game by using #FIFA15Demo on Facebook and Twitter. Fans across the world have already played FIFA 15 and praised innovations made to gameplay responsiveness and heightened player control; the FIFA 15 team will use the demo to continue to listen to fans, refine gameplay and improve the fidelity of goalkeepers on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
In addition to all the new gameplay and visual features available in the demo, fans will have the chance to listen to eight new songs from the FIFA 15 soundtrack including: Elliphant – All or Nothing; Polock – Everlasting; Sante les Amis – Brasil; Magic Man – Tonight; FMLYBND – Come Alive; Slaptop – Sunrise; Milky Chance – Down by the River; Jungle – Busy Earnin’.
EA SPORTS™ is also rewriting Next Gen Goalkeepers, bringing a new level of realism to gameplay in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 15* on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4, and PC, fuelled by EA SPORTS™ IGNITE*. Goalkeepers in FIFA 15 will now look, move, and think like their real world counterparts with new AI that allows them to anticipate shots and passes, move with positional awareness, and display an array of new animations. Next Gen Goalkeepers is just one element of this season’s gameplay innovations that make FIFA 15 more immersive and responsive so fans can Feel the Game.
FIFA 15 adds all 18 clubs from the Turkish Süper Lig and gives the Barclays Premier League, the most played league across EA SPORTS FIFA, an authenticity overhaul. Fans will be able to play FIFA 15 in all 20 stadiums of the Barclays Premier League, with chants captured from live events of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season, and new commentary – matches will showcase broadcast overlays that are synonymous with the international TV presentation of the league. And more than 200 new realistic player faces have been 3D scanned and rendered for FIFA 15.
“We’re delivering innovations and improvements that have been at the top of our fans’ wish list: new goalkeepers, more responsive gameplay, and the Turkish Süper Lig,” said David Rutter, Vice President and General Manager at EA . “This year we’ve put the game in the hands of fans earlier than ever before, listened, and delivered what they want in gameplay, authenticity, and modes.”
The most popular game mode in the franchise , FIFA Ultimate Team™** (FUT) adds new features to help fans build and manage a team of their football heroes. Loan Players gives fans a chance to determine if some of the most highly sought after FUT players are suitable for their squads by signing players on loan via EA SPORTS Football Club Catalogue and playing with them for a limited number of games. A powerful new squad planning tool Concept Squads gives access to every player available in FIFA Ultimate Team so fans can view team chemistry and plan their next line-up or transfer market move. Once fans build a squad, they can play Friendly Seasons in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team – fans can challenge friends in a five match season format and track their stats in the new progress menu. FIFA 15 Ultimate Team also sees the arrival of a number of new FIFA Ultimate Team Legends, only on Xbox.
In Career Mode, an all-new Team Management system gives fans the chance to customize up to six different team sheets and alter formations, tactics, and roles based on their next opponent – making it a seamless transition as they progress from game-to-game throughout their careers. Team Management also offers fans the chance to personalize gameplay by assigning up to five different attacking and defending player Instructions to each of the 10 outfield player positions. Instructions dictate the type of attacking runs and defensive positioning players will adopt.
EA SPORTS Football Club is more interactive than ever before connecting fans to their club, friends, and favourite modes. Fans can now share news, interact with friends, and redeem items all via a new contextual EA SPORTS Football Club widget that gives fans direct access to the Football Club Catalogue and news feed. Strengthening the connection to clubs and leagues around the world, FIFA 15 adds a live football news hub, Match Day Live**. Updated as news is published, and powered by Goal.com, Match Day Live will bring stories, stats, and league tables directly to the FIFA 15 menu so fans can stay up-to-date with information from the top leagues around the world.
Fans who pre-order FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition** will receive up to $40 AUD value of FIFA Ultimate Team content including new EA SPORTS Football Club items and game celebrations.