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E3 2015 demo: EA Sports' FIFA takes the console experience to your phone

There's plenty to see here at E3, and we just had to stop by EA's booth to take a look at their latest soccer mobile game. They call it FIFA.

Published onJune 18, 2015

We are still here at E3 2015, rocking Los Angeles, CA like there is no tomorrow. There’s plenty to see and cover for you, and we just had to stop by EA’s booth to take a look at their latest soccer mobile game. They call it FIFA. That’s right, it has no year, and you would be right to think that is not the only unique thing about this title.

We have seen soccer games for mobile come and go. The sad thing is none of them really compare to what you get in a console experience. Lackluster controls and inferior graphics usually take a toll on the experience, so more often than not you are left waiting to get home before you can really get down to some ball-kicking time.

With FIFA, EA tries to bring you the ultimate soccer game on your smartphone, and we were actually quite surprised by it. Animations are great and graphics are as good as they get for mobile devices.  It is optimized and built from the ground up to be played on a smaller screen.

The joystick and buttons are large and easy to find. Swipes can be used to pass and shoot the ball. You can also simply tap on another player to pass the ball to him. This makes for an amazingly natural way to manipulate your players.

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The game itself is also very interactive and fun. You can choose to play your regular single player campaign mode, but the fun begins once you start customizing your own team. One can even buy players from any team, essentially allowing you to build your dream team. Once you have your guys assembled, it’s easy to go online and challenge other users to take on your group of favorite soccer players.

There will be some in-app purchases available, which will allow gamers to purchase the virtual currency in order to speed up their progress. It is a free-to-play game, though, which means you will get a full-fledged FIFA experience for no money, if you choose to keep your pockets full.

Whether you call it soccer or football, fans of the most popular sport in the world will definitely love this game. It really is the closest we have seen any soccer mobile game get to the console experience. Stay tuned to Android Authority for more E3 coverage, as well as upcoming details on the game. Remember we are your source for all things Android, and we sure won’t miss any news.

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