In anticipation for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer, EA Sports has released the demo of its popular video game 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil for download.
EA Sports' FIFA franchise on Twitter confirmed the release on Tuesday:
Demo available NOW on Xbox 360 and PS3: EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. pic.twitter.com/JOHhj3XoUB— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) April 1, 2014
The full version of the game will be released to consumers later this month. According to ComputerandVideoGames.com's Tom Ivan, the game will launch on PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 15 in North America.
Ivan adds that the title will not be available for PS4 or Xbox One as the company's main goal is to make the game available to as many gamers as possible.
Game producer Matt Prior explains what makes 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil such a strong game, per Gamespot.com's John Robertson:
We want returning FIFA players to really have a different experience from what they're used to, which is why we've changed the gameplay more than we ever have for an 'event' title in the past. It's a full and feature-rich game that taps in on the passion and atmosphere of the World Cup...we're the only game that provides that.
From a gameplay standpoint, we're the best game out there when we launch because we've taken FIFA but made improvements to it. We're really a standard FIFA plus a whole lot more development on top, so if you want the 'cutting edge' game then that's what this is.
In the limited demo version, users can choose from a handful of available teams, including the United States, Brazil, Mexico and England, among others, according to Operation Sports' Steve Noah on Twitter:
Teams included in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo are Brazil, Mexico, USA, England, Australia, Japan, New England, Ivory Coast.— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) April 1, 2014
Within just a few seconds of watching the gameplay trailer, it's clear that the creators of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil made it their goal to capture the spirit of South America and Brazil in particular.
From the opening displays to the celebrations and crowd reactions, the video game looks and feels like a global spectacle rather than just another football sim.
It remains to be seen whether the demo will lead users to purchase the real thing ahead of this summer's World Cup, but it's likely the buzz surrounding EA Sports' latest FIFA release will only grow as the marquee event draws closer.
Not to mention the game will also be a collectible for die-hard gamers and football fans alike, considering the World Cup and EA Sports only team up every four years to produce the game.
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