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FIFA has been a staple in the video game world for so long that soccer stars like Lionel Messi and Neymar were young children when it first rose to prominence.
For more than two decades since its inaugural edition in 1993, FIFA has been one of the most popular sports video game franchises in the world. And now, it’s going mobile.
Electronic Arts recently announced that FIFA Mobile is now available worldwide. It is a free download on the App Store, Google Play and Windows 10 Store.
The new mobile game features an “attack mode,” which is centered around goal scoring. Players will attempt to convert on as many attacking opportunities as possible. They will then “pass” to their opponent to do the same. The game also introduces Leagues, where players can team up with friends or join an existing league of up to 32 players from around.
The game is controlled through an on-screen joystick, and there are buttons for passing, running and shooting.
FIFA has built its reputation on realism, paying attention to details like goal celebrations, fan chants and life-like stadiums. The mobile version offers a slice of the full experience for users who are on the go who need a fix when they’re not playing the full game on Xbox or PlayStation.
For FIFA Mobile, Electronic Arts calls it “brand new experience” with regular updates and features unique to the new app that separate it from the video game and previous apps.