EA FC 24 is just around the corner, and we have a LOT of information about the game. EA is moving on from the FIFA name and is about to usher in a new era of football gaming with EA Sports FC 24. Deep Dives and Pitch Notes have shown fans across the world an insight into Ultimate Team, Clubs, Career Mode, and EA FC 24 gameplay!
The famed football gaming developer giant has promised: "over 19k licensed players, 700 teams, and 30 leagues play in EA Sports FC" and we are covering every inch of the new game, giving you all the information you need for EA FC 24., including Web App guides, and best Evolutions players to use.
With that in mind, check below for everything you need to know about this brand-new game.
EA FC 24 release date
The official release date for EA FC is 29 September 2023.
That's not all, though; those who grabbed the Ultimate Edition before 22 August, will receive SEVEN DAYS of EA early access!
Meaning, you can access EA FC 24 on 22 September! That means the countdown to the game is now on.
EA FC 24 price
How much does EA FC 24 cost? Well, the Standard Edition comes in at £59.99 on PC and £69.99 on console, while the Ultimate Edition is £89.99 on PC and £99.99 on console.
While there are many benefits to pre-ordering EA FC 24, allowing players to get a head start in Ultimate Team. You can also try before you buy with a 10-hour trial on FC 24 that will go live for EA Play members.
EA has revealed the full player ratings database ahead of the new game, and fans are deeply invested in the Top 100 players, the best wonderkids, and the most OP players for your starter squads in Ultimate Team.
EA uses 'Sapien' to make character models feel more realistic than ever. Matt Prior, the EA FC Senior Game Design Director, touched on the subject:
"Sapien brings unprecedented scientific detail and anatomical precision to the player's skeleton".
This is done by creating a new player skeleton based on the data recovered about the player's movements.
HyperMotion also studied 180 top-tier competitive matches from competitions such as the Champions League and Premier League, meaning animations you can watch in person by the biggest teams in the world, such as Real Madrid, are all in EA FC 24.
With new gameplay features added to FC 24, each match will feel unique. A major talking point by EA on the FC 24 gameplay is how there is now a more dynamic approach depending on a team's tactics and playstyles.
Although there are many new changes made to gameplay in FC 24, here are the main newly added gameplay features listed below:
- New precision passing (incl. swerve precision pass and lob precision passing)
- Controlled sprint dribble
- Effort Dribble Touch
- Possession Tackle
AI in EA FC 24
The AI is also improved through HyperMotion, allowing the AI to adapt playstyles and tactics used during the game, producing a more authentic football experience.
This is brought together by FC 24 AI Mimic, which takes footballers' real-life volumetric data and uses advanced artificial intelligence to recreate unique body movements. This process has seen over 1,200 movements added to the game, making their movement a lot more realistic and competitive.
PlayStyles and PlayStyles+
EA Sports FC 24 introduces the PlayStyles feature, which centres around each player's individual style and performance. This addition aims to dynamically alter players' movement mechanics while incorporating their distinct styles and movements exhibited on the real-life football pitch.
PlayStyles act as a significant update to the Traits System in FIFA 23. Madden players will recognize similarities to the X-Factors feature in that game. In FC 24, PlayStyles aims to offer a more polished and enhanced iteration of the X-Factors concept.
Ultimate Team is the most popular mode currently on FIFA, and we are sure EA FC 24 will be no different. With EA making loads of improvements to the game mode with new promos and additions, we cannot wait to get started!
The EA FC 24 Web App was released on 20 September, two days before early access.
This has given players an opportunity to begin trading early on, as well as completing SBCs in order to gain an advantage when the game comes out. However, you will not be able to play any matches on the Web App.
EA FC 24's Web App is the perfect way to get started on Ultimate Team and give yourself the best chance of having a good squad before playing any games.
First FC 24 promo announced
EA Sports has officially announced that their first promo of EA FC 24 will be their collaboration with Nike. Not only this, they have announced the name of this promo being called 'MAD Ready.'
Lastly, the most exciting news is that this promo will start on 22 September, the same day as the early access launch.
After securing a long-term deal with Nike, EA Sports looks to take full advantage of it, but getting this promo up and running straight away!
We can already confirm that Enzo Fernandez and Federico Chiesa are two of the players that will receive a MAD Ready promo card.
Confirmed to be arriving as pre-order bonuses, EA has revealed a host of new FC 24 Ultimate Team Heroes that are coming to the game. These exciting cards are brand-new for this year's game, with Alex Scott the very first female Hero to ever feature in Ultimate Team.
Fans who purchased the game before 22 August 2023 will receive the EA FC 24 pre-order bonus, which includes a free UEFA Champions League Hero card item. You will receive this card in-game on 27 November 2023 if you pre-ordered before the date above.
EA FC 24 Evolutions is a new feature introduced in Ultimate Team that allows players to enhance and improve the performance of their club members. This feature enables gamers to select specific players who meet the Evolutions objectives to upgrade their individual skills, PlayStyles, and overall ratings.
By successfully completing these objectives, players can keep their evolved squad members competitive throughout the year.
Additionally, EA FC Evolutions offers the opportunity to customise the appearance of card items. Players can level up the visual design of their evolved cards, including new designs and animated backgrounds.
There are two ways to upgrade your player through Evolutions. EA has given the option of free Evolutions and also paid Evolutions, which cost players 50k coins, or 1000 FC points.
Women’s Football in Ultimate Team
50% of world football has now been added to Ultimate Team; with EA FC 24 women's football players now joining UT you can build squads with both men and women players in the same team!
This unlocks a new world of squad-building potential and connects to campaigns throughout the season that relate to real-world performances across women’s football.
We have the new WSL player ratings released by EA in its own article, featuring Sam Kerr, the highest-rated player in England's top division.
EA FC 24 Career Mode has seen some huge additions to the game within Player Career Mode and Manager Career Mode. EA has taken a deep dive into career mode, revealing plenty of new features for the managerial career.
The Cinematics team at EA SPORTS has been hard at work, and they have an exciting goal in mind: to celebrate success like never before! With this in mind, they have introduced EA FC 24 Dynamic Moments cutscenes in Manager and Player Career modes in EA FC 24. Introducing the Ballon d'Or and many other cutscenes into the game!
The new Career Mode coach system is designed to enhance your team's tactical prowess and boost player attributes. Each coach possesses Tactical Knowledge, with three levels - Novice, Accomplished, and Expert - in seven distinct Tactical Visions.
That is right! You will now have your own agent in Player Career Mode, assisting you throughout your career on signing new contracts and moving clubs.
EA FC 24 Clubs has had a huge revamp this year, and all has been revealed in the latest deep dive by EA.
Players have a wide range of PlayStyles to experiment with and create the perfect Clubs character.
Fans and reputation
You will now be able to track your history and progress within building a fanbase and your overall FC 24 Clubs reputation, allowing many new features to be unlocked within player and club customisation and AI.
This is where things change from what has come before.
This year, EA FC 24 is introducing seasons instead of the old promotion/relegation system. Each Clubs League season will last around six weeks and have a league phase and then a playoff phase!
EA Sports is bringing in as many licenses for FC 24 as possible now that they are moving from the FIFA franchise to EA FC. This has been emphasised throughout EA's announcements as they look to create new partnerships for new content to players.
Is EA making its first strides into the football streaming service arena? EA has already announced a ground-breaking multi-year partnership with Spain's La Liga, which includes naming rights, in-game integrations, and broadcasting highlights!
EA already has strong affiliations with the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Serie A, so broadcasting deals with these leagues look on the cards.
According to EA's latest announcement, the new game will be:
"Built on a foundation of inclusivity and innovation, fans will experience unrivaled authenticity with access to more than 19,000 fully licensed players, 700 teams, and 30 leagues, with the support of over 300 global football partners that will allow further expansion into areas including both women’s and grassroots football."
Confirmed as partners are the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, WSL, NWSL, and CONMEBOL. With such a vast portfolio of licenses at its disposal, EA already holds the upper hand over its rivals.
Partnerships, of course, lead to benefits on the pitch, such as face scans, and EA FC 24 stadium scans.
Face scans are a crucial part of EA FC, as a player with a scanned face makes the overall gaming experience feel much more realistic!
EA has gone to extra lengths to ensure that the games breakout stars are looking crisp and clean in the new game, and aren't stuck with a generic face.
EA FC 24 cover art
The EA Sports FC 24 cover art for the Ultimate Edition showcases some of the biggest names in world football. Instead of having just one athlete featured on the cover, EA Sports FC opted for a different approach. The EA Sports FC 24 cover features some of the biggest football stars of the present and the past.
It's certainly a unique cover art that has left fans even more excited about the game.
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