EA Sports Officially Announces Free World Cup Expansion Mode And It Looks Incredible
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It's been heavily rumoured for a while, with several leaked images pointing towards it, but it's now official that a EA Sports FIFA World Cup game is coming to all good consoles.
EA has often switched between bringing out standalone games to mark international football tournaments, and bringing in a free extension for players to get their hands on.
The World Cup 98, the 2002 World Cup and 2006 World Cup saw new games released, but we got the best of both worlds in 2014.
EA Sports released a brand new game ahead of the Brazil-hosted tournament, with gamers having to go out and purchase it.
However, they also served up a special free World Cup mode within Ultimate Team, featuring all the players from the 32 teams, the new stadiums and the Adidas Brazuca ball.
There were also free packs, which obviously went down a treat.
This year, EA has made the brilliant decision to produce a free expansion on FIFA 18 and the game provides the perfect way to get geared up for the showpiece in Russia.
Available to download from 29 May on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One by anyone who has FIFA 18, it will contain the official 2018 World Cup mode, a custom FIFA World Cup tournament, as well as FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team - the latter mode coming with a slew of all-new icons who have lit up the tournament over the years.
All 32 qualified nations are on the game for you to play out the tournament yourself, while you can even add in the likes of Chile, Italy and the USA with a Custom tournament if you fancy.
Moreover, the 12 Stadiums being used from 14 June onwards are all featured, as is the official trophy and match-ball - with the sensational graphics and broadcasting courtesy of the Frostbite engine taking the game's realistic feel to a whole new level.
Roll on May 29 because we can't wait to get our hands on the World Cup mode and bring it home with Gareth Southgate's barmy army...
Topics: Football News, Football, FIFA World Cup