FIFA Mobile Gaming App is Coming on Google Play

Before FIFA 17’s global launch on consoles and PC later this month, the company has listed its mobile game FIFA Mobile gaming app on Google Play, though it is not yet available to download in all regions. It seems like the company wants users to see the mobile game as a standalone entity instead of a mobile port of the console game. In last two three years, the mobile game segment for the FIFA series has seen good traction and the company would like for the series to continue on the same path.

FIFA Mobile gaming app is currently listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on Google Play India, with the option to ‘pre-register’ to be notified when the game becomes available in the region. The game is reportedly already available in Russia, where it was probably soft-launched. The Google Play listing also contains several reviews, implying availability in more than one region. EA had announced a launch of the next FIFA mobile game this fall on both Android and iOS, so we can expect the game to hit the App Store soon as well.

According to Electronic Arts, FIFA Mobile features a new Attack Mode, which includes turn-based matches that provide more control to gamers. The company explained:

“Use either attack-heavy, defensive-minded, or a balanced approach in your turn. The tactics you decide to go with determine the formation available for you to use and what your opponent faces off against when it’s their turn. The more you play FIFA Mobile, the more varied tactical line-ups you unlock and can choose from.”

The game also includes live events and daily stories on matches happening worldwide. There are mini-games that give rewards to players and it’s possible to join teams or leagues, as well as take on others in championships. The game includes over 30 leagues, 650 teams and over 17000 players to choose from.

Interestingly, the game has a download size of just around 100MB, compared with an approximate 1.3GB download size for FIFA 16. The game is available for free and requires an Internet connection to be played. The company seems to be trying a completely changed strategy for the mobile game and it will be interesting to see if it eventually finds success.