What Is FIFA Ultimate Team ?

In this article, we will explain what is FIFA Ultimate Team.


The FIFA Series

The FIFA series is the football simulation videogame most ever sold in the whole world. At the end of 1993, EA has released the first game officially licensed by FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association). After almost twenty years, the FIFA series belongs today to the select group of games that have crossed the barrier of 100 million copies sold.  Available in several plataforms such as PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC, FIFA is followed by millions of players on all continents.


FIFA Ultimate Team

Throughout its various editions, EA Sports has improved its games and added new features. Taking advantage of the online features of the latest consoles, bet on innovative game modes as the FIFA Interactive World Cup, Professional Clubs, Friendly Online or the Football Club. But it was after the release of FIFA 09 that the publisher launched its most successful game mode: the Ultimate Team.

Initially available as a paid update, the Ultimate Team soon began to attract the FIFA players and to show the responsibles of the EA that the betting had been accurate. The first players are now called founders, because they were responsible not only for the financial sponsorship of the game mode as well as for a large part of its success. It was that popularity that has provided new versions of Ultimate Team in FIFA subsequent games. In the FIFA 11 Ultimate Team version, the game mode became free and in FIFA 12 was included within the magnetic support of the game.

Currently, the FIFA Ultimate Team game mode is the most played of the FIFA series and it is expected to continue like that. Its popularity also tends to increase and is already a confirmed presence in the next few games of the series. Those who play FIFA and have never experienced the Ultimate Team, do not know what they are misssing.


How Works FIFA Ultimate Team

The Ultimate Team is an extension of the game FIFA that bets on online feature. The player manages a fictitious club and all that concerns to it. It is responsible for creating a squad but also for managing their contracts, ensuring  the presence of appropriate staff and supplying the club with items as varied as stadiums, balls and equipment. For that, the player must invest the coins earned in games and tournaments with the aim to improve its club. Basically, it is a strategy game that combines a normal part of a playable FIFA game with the addictive and spectacular world of a real global market.

To know more details about how FIFA Ultimate Team works, please read the article FIFA Ultimate Team to Beginners.