It’s that time of year again… A long couple of months have passed since that match in Cardiff where Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo showed the world just why he’s the FIFA 18 Cover Star, but the football season is finally back with us. We’ve been spending the summer break tracking transfers and studying squads, planning our perfect eleven for when we boot up Ultimate Team for the first time when FIFA 18 drops on September 29th.
Oh, and we’ve also been hard at work adding a load of awesome new features to FUT 18 to make it the best and most enjoyable one yet.
EA’s first foray onto the PlayStation Vita is a strong one, as the EA Sports team in Vancouver isn’t just miniaturizing the PS3 experience into a portable size, but refining the controls to take advantage of the new hardware. In this hands-on video, producer Matt Prior demonstrates what he calls “the most controllable version of FIFA ever.”
As is quickly becoming standard practice when console franchises debut on the Vita, these touchscreen controls are optional. Yet I think longtime video footballers will find themselves using at least some of these new tricks pretty quickly, as they feel right at home.
This afternoon on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, I shared some very exciting news that I know the PlayStation Nation has been anticipating since we unveiled PlayStation Vita back in January. For those looking to get their hands on the ultimate in handheld entertainment, I’m thrilled to let you know that starting on February 22, 2012, PS Vita will be available at major retailers in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.
Our first-party studios and an army of publishing partners have been extremely hard at work to ensure that PS Vita launches with a vast library of titles that deliver unique gameplay experiences that go beyond any handheld or mobile device on the market.
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