Soccer fans, or football fans depending on your preference for the term, can rejoice with a sample, as FIFA 16 demo kicks off on PlayStation to offer Sony users an idea on how the next videogame will feel like ahead of its release.
The soccer simulating game developed by Electronic Arts (EA) has been a global phenomenon in terms of gaming, with 100 million copies sold worldwide, which made it the best-sports game franchise ever sold. It has been available on a long list of platforms since the first game was released in 1993, which set the stage for future sequels.
And there have been many of them. To this day, FIFA 12 holds the record for fastest-selling sports game, with 3.2 million games sold in its first week of release. The franchise has broken quite a few records, and it does not seem to be slowing down in spite of the unpopularity of their developer that gamers often scold for their quick releases and glitchy games.
Nevertheless, the series continues with FIFA 16, which now comes with a couple of additional features to entertain the population of soccer fans, that are certainly more numerous outside of North America. The demo has been released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and is now available for download for sports fans.
The preview comes included with 12 teams, including power houses FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea FC, Inter Milan, and Manchester City, along with two international women’s teams of Germany and the United States. At the very least, it seems FIFA is catching up with the previously neglected gender in terms of the sport.
The demo will have the option of playing a quick match between long-time rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, on the latter’s home stadium Santiago Bernabeu. It’s one of the three available stadiums to view, along with CenturyLink Field and Borussia-Park, so the options are limited, but it’s merely a taste ahead of the game’s September 24th official launch.
Gamers will also gain access to content from FIFA Ultimate Team Draft (FUT Draft), which allows player to make a customized team based on a certain number of players to enter tournaments for rewards.
FIFA Trainer introduces six other skill games, which gamers can partake in while the game loads and they’re waiting for their matches to begin, so it’s all merely a quick preview of what’s to come ahead of FIFA 16’s release.
The game will be released later on this month on all versions of all consoles, PC, and Android or iOS devices.