FIFA 2019 on Windows 10, Xbox One: The first game details

by Matthew Adams
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The FIFA franchise has been the foremost football game series for decades on both Windows and consoles. The FIFA football games are renowned for their detailed 3D graphics and realistic gameplay. EA has recently announced the latest installment to the FIFA series, FIFA 2019, at E3 2018.

The FIFA 2019 executive producer discussed the latest FIFA game at EA’s E3 conference alongside the UEFA European Cup (Champions League) trophy. Champions League theme music boomed around EA’s E3 conference hall after the game’s opening reveal trailer (shown in the video below). There the FIFA 2019 executive producer stated, “The world’s biggest league joins the world’s game.” As such, the UEFA Champions League is the most notable new addition to FIFA 2019 that EA announced at E3.

The 32-team Champions League was formerly a part and parcel of Konami’s PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) football game series. However, as UEFA terminated its partnership with Konami in 2018, EA has now gained rights to include the Champions League in its flagship FIFA series. Furthermore, FIFA 2019 also includes the UEFA Europa League. EA’s inclusion of football’s foremost club cups in FIFA 2019 will certainly excite FIFA fanatics the world over.

EA has built the latest FIFA game around the Champions League by including various game modes for that cup. Story mode is one of the more notable game modes EA has introduced in more recent FIFA games. FIFA 2019 includes a story mode, otherwise The Journey, in which Alex Hunter goes for Champions League glory.

There are three alternative FIFA 2019 editions. The Champions Edition and Ultimate Edition FIFA 2019 games will include a Neymar JR loan, player picks for Champions League and FUT kits. The Ultimate Edition includes 40 gold FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) packs compared with the Champions Edition’s 20 FUT packs.

The previous FIFA 2018 did not get especially rave reviews when EA launched it. The Windows game was somewhat buggy when it came out, and some players also found the game’s defensive system moved too slowly. With its more fluid gameplay, many players rate PES 2018 more highly than FIFA 2018. As such, some players will hope that FIFA 2019 is an altogether better addition to the series than the 2018 installment.

EA announced that FIFA 2019 will launch on September 28, but you can also play it from September 20 via Origin Access. The game will be available for Windows 10, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4. You can pre-order your copy of FIFA 2019 at this page on the EA website.

So, the UEFA Champions League is no longer a notable omission from FIFA games. Now you can play for both Champions League and World Cup glory, and lift numerous other trophies, in EA’s flagship football game series!


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