Free-to-play FIFA World announced for Brazil and Russia

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The FIFA brand is to be released in free-to-play form for the second time.

Hot on the heels on IP such as Need for Speed and Battlefield, FIFA World has been confirmed and is on the way to the Brazilian and Russian markets.

It's based on the current code used for the console games (as in, pre-Ignite next-gen FIFA) and will focus heavily on the FIFA Ultimate Team mode as well as over 30 officially licensed leagues – obviously including the Russian Football Premier League and 19 licensed Brazilian clubs.

EA reckons the game will only require an average spec laptop”.

A closed beta is available now for those who apply with a view to a full release in November.

Brazil and Russia are priority markets for EA Sports and especially our FIFA brand. We are excited to bring to these markets a custom-built, free-to-play PC experience developed around FIFA Ultimate Team,” EA Sports senior VP and group GM Matt Bilbey stated.

FIFA World will be a fun new way to play FIFA for new fans.”

EA currently operates free-to-play FIFA Online 3 in the Korean market. That game is shortly to be rolled out to South East Asia and China.