EA ‘non-FIFA’ FC24 was just recently revealed during a livestream event, where we got our first look at the game (more on that later), and the release date. Like expected, the game will launch on September 29th, 2023 on Xbox Series X/S, PC, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.
The game will only be available in two versions, the Standard ($70), and the more expensive Ultimate edition ($99). For the Ultimate edition users, they’ll be able to access, and play the game a whole week before global launch (September 22, 2023)
The game’s trailer was uploaded on EA SPORTS FC‘s official YouTube channel, where it was revealed that Erling Haaland will be making it to the cover. You can view the trailer down below:
This game utilizes a newer version of EA’s Frostbite engine, and uses the newer HyperMotion V technology for better, and more smoother animations. Now, I don’t know why EA decided to jump from Hypermotion 2 to HyperMotion V as far as the naming scheme is concerned.
FC24 will launch with most of the leagues and tournaments, and the naming change will not affect licensing. In fact, EA announced “exclusive” agreements with both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. These were announced in a rather dramatic fashion, with stars like Didier Drogba and Luis Figo carrying trophies onstage.
Moreover, one interesting new addition is the ability to recreate moments from actual matches. EA will now capture actual in-game footages from these matches, and present them as challenges for the players to complete. If your favorite team didn’t win in real life, whose stopping you from changing that in the game? (Well, unless you loose in-game too)
In addition to this, the game also has a new feature called “playstyles”, which uses data from real-life to develop more accurate gameplay, with regards to specific players. This means that how a player plays in real life will now be reflected in-game, unlike previous games where it was mostly limited to running animations, stances, and celebrations.
EA FC24 will also expand its presence in women’s club soccer, building on the foundation laid in FIFA 23. The game will feature two new leagues from Germany and Spain. It will also add women’s soccer to the “Ultimate Team.”
This is all we know for now, but rest assured that we will keep you updated as new information becomes available.