REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 30, 2018 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced its bringing football’s biggest tournament to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18, giving players a 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ free* content update. The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ update will deliver a complete and official tournament experience through official FIFA World Cup™ elements, including authentic teams, stadiums, kits, badges, Official Match Ball and the Official Winner’s Trophy. Fans can download the update beginning May 29th on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch™**.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ update lets players choose one of 32 qualified nations to live out their FIFA World Cup™ dream and write their own history from the group stage to the final in Moscow in Online Friendlies and Online Tournament modes***. Dive into Custom Tournament mode to select any licensed national team in FIFA 18 to create a unique tournament draw with non-qualified nations, including Italy, Chile, USA, among others. Additionally, experience the authentic stadium atmospheres in a quick Kick-Off experience, either solo or with friends.
Feel the excitement on and off the pitch through official FIFA World Cup™ elements, from immersive atmospheres that include all 12 stadiums from Russia to authentic pitch environments, and national team banners. The official 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ graphic and broadcast package provides a genuine football experience thanks to the Frostbite™ engine** on the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions, which delivers cinematic scenes that continue the FIFA World Cup™ experience long after the final whistle.
Jump into FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team™*** and benefit from a revised chemistry system featuring dynamic player items related to the real-world tournament to build a dream international squad. Also featured in FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team are FIFA World Cup™ ICONS, some of the most iconic players from the tournament’s history.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ is also coming to FIFA Mobile for a limited time starting June 6th. Fans can take one of 32 qualified national teams to football glory or re-write history with a non-qualified national team.