EA Sports FC Mobile, no longer known as FIFA Mobile, is hitting the app stores later next month. If you already own FIFA mobile, then the game will receive an update when it officially launches. The newest iteration of EA Sports' Mobile Football game includes improvements to the gameplay, presentation, customization, and the inclusion of the Champions League tournament. Additionally, the cover athlete, along with bonuses for Founders, has also been announced So what's new in EA Sports FC Mobile? And how does it differentiate itself from previous entries in the series? Let's dive right in and find out.
EA Sports FC Mobile Release Date – September 26th, 2023
EA Sports FC Mobile releases today, September 26th, 2023. It comes out three days before EA Sports FC 24, which releases that same week. The game will be available on the App Store and Google Play Store for both iOS and Android users. FC Mobile is free-to-play, though has microtransactions within to boost your team's development.
Real Madrid Winger Vinícius Júnior is the game's cover athlete. Vini Jr. is currently enjoying a succesful career where he won two La Ligas, a UEFA Champions League, a UEFA Super Cup, and two FIFA Club World Cups.
“I’m excited to be featured as the cover star for EA SPORTS FC MOBILE and look forward to sharing this excitement with fans worldwide,” said Vini Jr. “Football is more than just a sport, and to play a part in inviting more people into this celebration is a dream.”
FC Mobile Gameplay
In the reveal blog released earlier today, the developers focused on 5 key aspects in FC Mobile's development. In terms of presentation, a new broadcast package includes:
- Match intro scenes
- New gameplay camera angle
- Improved goal replays
- Refreshed set piece cameras
- And updated commentary
New impact controls allow the player to perform Power Shots, Knock Ons, and Hard Tackles. Additionally, a new Elite Shooting System allows for more realistic trajectories of the ball. So despite any technical inferiority to FC 24, the mobile app aims to inch closer to a more authentic experience.
Speaking of authenticity, the new immersive broadcast experience improves goal replays and dynamic camera angles. Additionally, new impact moves like Power Shots, Hard Tackles, and Knock-Ons have been added to the game.
In the Locker Room, you can customize both your team and players. This includes adjusting star players' kit numbers and kit appearance in the Locker Room, which acts as a customization hub.
When you want to win for glory, create a team and compete against 31 others in the UEFA Champions League. Start from the Group Stage and work your way towards the Final. So if you really want to scratch that FC itch on the road, the mobile version seems to provide a solid experience for those looking to pick up a quick game for fun.
FC Mobile Story
EA Sports FC Mobile does not have a story mode. The mobile versions of EA Sports titles typically focus on gameplay, fusing elements from Career, Kick-Off, and some Ultimate Team. That being said, we supposed you could consider your team-building the story itself. But don't expect anything with narrative cutscenes and an overarching storyline.
We're excited to see the match intro scenes and updated commentary, as it's crazy to see such things grow more realistic on mobile platforms.
As for FC 24, it comes out September 29th. Pre-ordering Ultimate Edition receive grants you 7 days of early access. You can pre-order FC 24 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.