FIFA Online was a game by EA Sports. It was announced in January 2010 and had been in Open Beta since May 26th 2010. It is a truly impressive free-to-play massively multiplayer online football game that promises a lot, and with competition in the football game genre not being as tough as it once was, it should be a genuine thrill to play for fans of football games. FIFA Online, although free-to-play will feature microtransactions, as many free-to-play titles do these days. EA have said that it is not necessary to, and those not wishing to spend money on microtransactions in FIFA Online would not been hampered in any way playing other players who have purchased items.
The game was cancelled due to unknown circumstances, however FIFA Online 2 was released by EA Singapore and Neowiz Games, and it was published by Electronic Arts. FIFA Online 2 reached it’s fourth birthday on 28th April 2013 and is going strong. FIFA Online uses the FIFA 07 game engine which has been optimized especially for the online version. Once the player has logged into their account, they can use one of the many authorized teams that the game has to offer. As the game is played on-line, you can play multi-player against other players around the world, or you can play a season.
All the stats and figures that you could ever need are also included in the free-to-play game, and you can buy and sell players, train your players and do as much as you can in the purchased games. Because the game is online, the leagues of course can be representative of the real world as people log their scores online in areal time. Because FIFA Online is based on the FIFA 07 engine, the game does not look as nice as the newest FIFA 13, but it’s something that doesn’t really matter, as FIFA has been looking very good for many years now, and the addition of a few more animations here and there really doesn’t make that much of a difference to the whole game playing experience.
FIFA Online, whether played as the free-to-play multiplayer version, or as a part of the latest FIFA releases, is fun to play and a must for all hardcore fans of the worlds most popular sport.