News EA's CEO Seems Pretty Chill About Losing The FIFA Licence
"What we get from FIFA... is the four letters on the front of the box"
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has reportedly told staff that he feels the publisher might actually be better off losing the FIFA licence. EA and FIFA have been partners for 30 years, but that relationship is in jeopardy as the pair cannot seem to agree on renewing the...
News EA Has Acquired The Super Mega Baseball Developer Metalhead Software
Fan favourite franchise joins the EA Sports line-up
Third-party video game giant EA - known for blockbuster AAA series such as Battlefield, Need for Speed and the Mass Effect series - has bolstered its sports line-up, with the acquisition of the Canada-based developer Metalhead Software. This is the same studio behind the Super Mega Baseball series...
News EA Sports Is Bringing Back College Football Games After 8 Year Hiatus
That's long enough to complete college at least twice
College football is a big deal in America, and while star players don't get paid - they receive free tuition, housing, training, and equipment - they bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue for the college they play for. Each. Sure, it's not as big as the big leagues, like the NFL,...
News Loot Boxes Are The Same As Gambling, Says The UK's House Of Lords
"There is a connection... between loot box spending and problem gambling"
Loot boxes in video games have been something of a contentious topic for a while now, and the UK's House of Lords ("The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry", to be precise) has just added its voice to the conversation,...
News Yep, The New FIFA Game For Nintendo Switch Will Be Another Legacy Edition
Same game, new season
As expected, EA's premium sports series FIFA will be returning to the Nintendo Switch this year. Once again, the hybrid platform will be receiving a slightly updated version - officially known as FIFA 21: Legacy Edition. If you've played any of the previous entries on the Switch, you should already know what to expect, but for...
Random FIFA Crowd Noises Will Be Used For Some Televised Premier League Matches
Premier League football – or 'soccer', if you'd prefer – is about to make its long-awaited return following the cancellation of matches amid the coronavirus outbreak, but games will be played behind closed doors, which means no crowds and therefore no atmosphere. To ensure these matches – which are being televised – still have...
News An Officially-Licenced FIFA Match Was Just Decided By A Game Of Rock-Paper-Scissors
"I cannot believe it"
FIFA 20 might be something of a cash cow for EA, but things haven't been all that rosy with the game's online functionality for quite some time – a situation confirmed by the fact that Donovan "Tekkz" Hunt, one of the best FIFA players on the planet, recently stated that "no-one enjoys playing it". Eek. FIFA 20's online...
News New Lawsuits Claim FIFA Is Built On "Illusionary And Addictive" Pay-To-Win Mechanics
"The amount I have spent has made me fall behind on my rent payments"
EA's FIFA series may be one of the best-selling video game franchises on the face of the planet, but it has come under fire in recent years for the loot box mechanics which underpin its popular Ultimate Team mode. In this mode, players assemble a dream team based on random 'packs'...
News Footballing Legend Marco van Basten Is Pulled From FIFA 20 Following Nazi "Joke"
Former player has been suspended from his commentary duties, too
EA has withdrawn the former Dutch football star Marco van Basten from FIFA 20 after he said “Sieg Heil” during an interview with German football coach Frank Wormuth of Heracles. Starring in the game as a 'Legendary Player', van Basten has since apologised for his words, saying...
News Future Versions Of FIFA On Switch Could Be Legacy Editions, Just Like FIFA 20
"Where it goes in the future, we don't know"
EA has revealed that FIFA 20 is coming to Switch, but not in the form fans will have been hoping for - and this could be the case moving forward on the console, too. The company has just lifted the lid on this year's edition of its insanely popular football sim, and while the PS4, Xbox One and PC are...
News EA Sports Vice President Says FIFA 19 Will Be Upfront About FUT Card Pack Odds
A better tomorrow
With governments worldwide now cracking down on loot boxes and other forms of micro-transactions within video games, various companies have been required to make adjustments to key franchises in order to pass the new rules and regulations. Speaking to Eurogamer at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, EA Sports vice president and...
News No, EA Hasn't Tinkered With FIFA 18 Following The World Cup Update
It's all in your imagination
EA must have been feeling pretty generous when it deployed the free World Cup update to FIFA 18 - the company has, in previous years, made the most of the licence by releasing stand-alone World Cup titles. While the update has gone down as a very welcome addition to the game, some players have voiced the opinion that...
News FIFA 18's Free World Cup Mode Arrives On May 29th
What, no "Road to the World Cup" edition?
Those of you with long memories will no doubt recall that, once upon a time, EA never missed a trick when it came to milking the lucrative FIFA licence. As well as the yearly FIFA updates we'd also get special editions, such as FIFA: Road to World Cup '98 (which took the place of the yearly entry for...
News EA Says It's Still Too Early To Judge Demand For More Games On Switch
We might have to wait until March before we see more EA titles
EA's company finance chief Black Jorgensen has told the Wall Street Journal that it's too early to accurately judge the demand for the company's games on the Nintendo Switch. EA has released FIFA 18 on the console so far, one of its biggest franchises, but reports suggest that the...
Random Odd FIFA 18 Glitch Leaves Players With No Face on Nintendo Switch
Go on, make your faceless corporation jokes
FIFA 18 launched on Switch last week, and plenty of eyes will be on the performance of the 'custom' version on Nintendo's portable powerhouse. We liked it in our review, with yer man Scullion awarding it 8/10. However it appears that the game has a rather quirky glitch on some occasions, as you will see...
Video Here's How FIFA 18 On Switch Compares To The PlayStation 4 Version
The little details
FIFA 18 is finally with us, and if you've already consulted our exhaustive review then you'll know that, despite missing some key features, it's the best football (soccer if you're in North America) game we've seen on a Nintendo system in years. While it was always clear that the Switch version wouldn't be a match for its...
Video Here's What FIFA 18 Looks Like On Nintendo Switch
Jumpers for goalposts
FIFA 18 launches today, but EA has been curiously reluctant to show off very much of the Switch version; aside from off-screen footage recorded at events like this year's Gamescom, we've been unable to pick apart the Nintendo version's visuals to see just how favourably they compares to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions...
News You'll Be Able To Unlock An Exclusive Nintendo Switch Kit In FIFA 18
Which is nice
FIFA 18 launches this week, and while the Switch version lacks some of the key features of its console counterparts, it does have at least one exclusive item which your Sony and Microsoft-owning chums won't be getting. A screenshot has emerged which shows an exclusive Switch kit which can be unlocked in the game. The red shirt comes...
News We Could See More FIFAs On Switch Beyond FIFA 18
Producer also explains the limitations of single-console Joy-Con play
EA's yearly line of sports titles have been a common feature of PlayStation and Xbox release lists for decades, but on Nintendo consoles things are bit more sporadic; while the Wii was well-served with FIFAs some of them were simply re-skins with new kits, while on Wii U EA...
News EA Talks Up the Positives of FIFA 18 on Switch Not Using the Frostbite Engine
"This is a full FIFA that players players will enjoy.”
When FIFA 18 was first announced for Switch some expected a lazy port from EA Sports (perhaps justifiably based on previous Wii efforts). However, early reports are that the Switch version runs at a rock solid 60FPS in both docked and handheld modes. However, there is still one element
News FIFA 18 On Switch Runs At 60fps In Both Docked And Handheld Modes
1080p when docked, 720p handheld
There's been plenty of speculation regarding the upcoming FIFA 18 on Switch. We already know that it's not using the Frostbite Engine like the PS4 and Xbox One versions, but a custom engine designed specifically for Nintendo's console.
Video Gamescom 2017 Gives Us Our Best Look At Switch FIFA 18 Yet
EA has shown off some footage of FIFA 18 running on the Nintendo Switch at Gamescom 2017. The popular football title marks a return of sorts for the series on Nintendo systems, but the gulf in power between the Switch and other home systems has led some to ponder just how good it can possibly look. During the demonstration, it is...
Video FIFA 18's Gamescom Trailer Shoots And Scores, But Can It Look This Slick On Switch?
Back of the net
EA has released a new trailer for FIFA 18 at Gamescom, and even if you have no interest in football (or soccer, if you're in America), you have to admit that it's pretty impressive. The clip - which is set to a rather mangled version of New Order's classic Blue Monday - showcases the stunning animation present in the title, with...
News Nintendo Forces Us To Think Differently, Says EA's Patrick Söderlund
"We've been with Nintendo for a very long time"
EA is opening its Nintendo Switch account with a FIFA title, but the company's executive vice president Patrick Söderlund says that owners can expect more games in the future. Speaking to IGN, Söderlund outlined EA's decision to support to the console at launch, and why working with the Japanese...
News EA's Peter Moore Insists FIFA Switch Is "Custom Built" Following Last-Gen Engine Rumour
Based on the PS3 and 360 versions, or a new deal entirely?
While EA didn't have anything to show at the Nintendo Switch presentation, the fact that Vice President of EA Worldwide Studios Patrick Söderlund was on-stage showed that it considers the platform to be of some importance. It's also bringing one of its biggest brands - FIFA - to the machine...