Everything You Need to Know About the New FIFA 24 Game
By Alex Cabal | updated On Sep 15, 2023, 12:00 PM UTC
EA Sports FC 24, the successor to FIFA 24, is generating anticipation among football fans worldwide as it marks the first EA football game without the iconic "FIFA" name.
The release date for EA FC 24 is set for September. Here's the essential information you should be aware of regarding EA's most anticipated game of the year.
What is the Release Date for FIFA 24
EA Sports has announced that FIFA 24 (FC 24) will be released on September 29, 2023.
For those who pre-order the Ultimate Edition, early access will begin on September 22, 2023. This coincides with the EA Play release, during which players can have a 10-hour trial before the game's official debut. The article also includes a comparison between the Ultimate Edition and Standard Edition of EA FC 24.
FIFA 24 Standard Edition
The EA SPORTS FC 24 Standard Edition is priced at $69.99 for both new and last gen consoles. This version includes all of the game's features and will be released on September 29th.
FIFA 24 Ultimate Edition
The EA SPORTS FC 24 Ultimate Edition is available for $99.99, offering several exclusive benefits and additional incentives.
One of the key perks of owning the Ultimate Edition is early access to EA SPORTS FC, a whole seven days before the official release, starting on September 22nd.
Purchasers of the Ultimate Edition will receive various bonus items, including a Women's UCL Hero card for Ultimate Team, 4600 FC Points, a Team of the Week 1 pack.
Which Platforms is FC 24 Available on?
EA Sports FC will be available on various platforms including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. Each platform has an official product page which can be accessed on the websites of PlayStation, Xbox, EA, Steam, Epic Games, and Nintendo.
Cover star for EA Sports FC 24
The cover star for EA Sports FC 24 is Erling Haaland. At the reveal event, Haaland sported stylish pyjamas. You can view the box art below!
Erling Haaland is featured on the EA Sports FC 24 cover.
The FC 24 Ultimate Edition cover was unveiled in a tweet. It showcases a lineup of star players from the past and present, including Ronaldinho, Pirlo, and young players of today.
The EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Edition cover.
Will EA Sports FC be available for Free?
No, EA Sports FC 24 will not be available for free. However, those who pre-order the game will get early access, allowing them to jump into the action ahead of launch. It is expected that the early access period will begin shortly after the game's release date is announced. Pre-ordering also comes with additional in-game content, such as Ultimate Team Packs and other bonuses.
Everything New Coming to FC 24
According to the EA, despite the name change, players can expect the "same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs, and athletes"
Here are the key features:
- Over 19,000 players
- Over 700 teams
- Over 100 stadiums
- Female players included in Ultimate Team for the first time
- 30 leagues: including Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women's Champions League, La Liga Santander, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, CONMEBOL Libertadores, Barclays Women's Super League, and NWSL. Check out the full list of leagues in FC 24
Here's a breakdown of all the major changes coming to EA FC 24 later this year:
HyperMotion V Technology
HyperMotion technology brings the most authentic and realistic gameplay experience yet. It utilizes volumetric data from over 180 top-tier matches, including UEFA Men's and Women's Champions League, Premier League, and LaLiga EA SPORTS, to capture the rhythm and fluidity of real-world football.
PlayStyles go beyond overall ratings by utilizing real-world Opta data. Athletes are dimensionalized, replicating their unique on-pitch abilities. Each PlayStyle affects gameplay, resulting in a more authentic and personalized playing experience.
The enhanced Frostbite Engine elevates the visuals and matchday experience, making every moment in EA SPORTS FC 24 resemble the real game. It includes realistic player models and detailed kit movement.
Ultimate Team: Evolutions
The new Ultimate Team Evolutions allow players to improve their squad legends. Completing objectives will enhance their individual skills, PlayStyles, overall ratings, and appearance.
Ultimate Team: Women's Football
Ultimate Team now brings together both men's and women's football, offering new possibilities for building dream teams by having them compete on the same pitch.
The new Player Agent and the revamped Personality system based on PlayStyles provide players with the opportunity to chart their dream career path and evolve on the pitch.
Enjoy more control over your club's tactics, access coaches to implement your vision, and utilize new training features to maximize your squad's performance on matchdays.
Crossplay is an integral part of the EA FC 24 experience, and the feature has undergone significant changes. Notably, crossplay is now available in all multiplayer game modes:
- Co-Op Season
- VOLTA FOOTBALL (Arcade, Squads)
- Ultimate Team Co-Op (Squad Battles, Rivals, Friendlies)
- Ultimate Team (Rivals, Champions, Online Draft, Online Friendlies, Play a Friend)
- Online Friendlies
- Online Seasons
The game will also feature Heroes, legendary players included in Ultimate Team mode. Here is the full list of names:
- Alex Scott (England WSL)
- Bixente Lizarazu (Bundesliga)
- Carlos Tévez (Premier League)
- Dimitar Berbatov (Bundesliga)
- Gianluca Vialli (Serie A)
- Jari Litmanen (Eredivisie)
- John Arne Riise (Premier League)
- Ludovic Giuly (La Liga)
- Nadine Keßler (Germany Frauen Bundesliga)
- Nwankwo Kanu (Eredivisie)
- Paulo Futre (Liga Portugal)
- Rui Costa (Serie A)
- Sonia Bompastor (D1 Arkema)
- Tomáš Rosický (Bundesliga)
- Wesley Sneijder (Serie A)
Is FIFA 24 Worth Getting
If you enjoy recent FIFA games, then it is definitely worth getting EA FC 24. Despite the name change, all your favorite modes from previous FIFA games are still available, and the gameplay has been improved rather than replaced with something entirely new.
For those who have never played EA Sports' soccer games before, this is a great time to start with the beginning of the EA FC era. The game now includes many women's teams, which are integrated into the main game mode, Ultimate Team, making it more inclusive than ever before. Furthermore, it seems that EA Sports has addressed the complaints players had about FIFA 23, based on pre-release marketing and developer comments. We will have to wait for the FC 24 release date to see if these improvements have truly worked, but it appears that the series is headed in the right direction.
If you are still unsure about spending $70 on the game at launch, those with an EA Play or Xbox Game Pass subscription will have access to a free, ten-hour trial of the game. We recommend taking advantage of this trial before making a decision if you are on the fence.
New Name, Same Great Game
EA Sports has officially announced its newest release, FIFA 24, which is set to launch this fall, with pre-orders beginning soon. Fans of the series can expect to see a variety of new features, including improved graphics, expanded competitive play, and advanced AI for an even more realistic experience.
EA FC 24 will be available to purchase as a physical or digital copy, with early access available for those who pre-order. While the game will not be free to play, it’s certain to be a must-have for FIFA fans this year. EA FC 24 promises to be the most immersive FIFA experience yet, and with its advanced AI and intuitive controls, it will certainly be worth the wait.