FIFA 15 released for the consoles and PC on Tuesday, but that wasn’t the only treat EA brought to the masses today. The full game includes a feature known as Ultimate team that operates quite a bit like the Ultimate Team on other sports games such as Madden 15. What sets FIFA 15 apart is the mobile Ultimate Team application which is now available for iOS and Android.
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team gives gamers access to more than 10,000 different players from 500 different teams. With these players, you can put together your dream team and then see how they do against other Ultimate Teams. The difference between this mobile game and the full version of FIFA 15 is you have to unlock players in this mobile app.
The Android and iOS application is technically free, but like so many other games on the mobile platform there are a number of upgrades that cost real money to purchase. Unlocking players is done using FIFA points, and you can buy packages of FIFA points for as little as $2.99 and as much as $99.99. Of course, for $100 you could just get yourself the full version of the game, which is available on pretty much every platform out there today.
FIFA 15 for the current and last generation consoles, as well as PC and Vita, have an Ultimate Team version, but they also have a ton of other features. There are some options available in previous iterations and the graphics in FIFA 15 are what sets it apart. FIFA 15 graphics for the PS4 and Xbox One have been ramped up over the 2013 version after many people were quite underwhelmed. It seems it took a year for Electronic Arts to understand how to use the engines in the PS4 and the Xbox One, but the company seems to be getting it right this year.
For this first time in this long-running series, gamers will be able to see real emotional reactions from the men on the field. That is a feature included in a number of other current gen sports games and its been hit or miss whether it looks cool or hokey but at least EA is giving it another try. You’ll also be able to check out all 20 Barclay series stadiums for the first time as accurate stadium sounds and play-by-play.
Career mode has been revamped and improved as well. Scouting and player progression is quite a bit better as well and seems to be well worth the money. FIFA 15 is available on the PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, the PS Vita, the Wii, and the 3DS now.