It’s been a while since a new sports themed MMO made its way to western audiences and before you ask, no racing games do not count. This time we have a new officially licensed FIFA title called FIFA World which has just gone into a global open beta and is available in no less than 9 languages including English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Turkish. As with most officially licensed soccer games, this one also comes from EA who currently holds the publishing rights for most major sports franchises.
Based on FIFA 14, FIFA World boasts all the officially licensed leagues, 16,000 players and 45 national teams to choose from making it an authentic FIFA experience. Players may build their ultimate team by using the in-game transfer market to sell, swap or buy athletes in order to perfect the perfect roster. Once your team is complete you may choose to engage in both online and offline modes of play including League mode which has you battling against other community members to climb the ladder in search of fame and rewards.
In an effort to keep things continually social, FIFA World allows players to capture your “spectacular goals and beautiful moments” and then share them with friends through FIFA World’s own in-game Facebook equivalent social feed.
FIFA World isn’t the first FIFA related MMO EA’s helped develop. In 2010, EA launched FIFA Online which used the FIFA 10 engine, but the MMO was shutdown in 2011.
For more information on the FIFA World open beta be sure to check out the official site here.