Football Manager might be a mainstay of football gaming but not everyone wants to look at charts and send emails; for them FIFA games are where it's at for a more visceral experience. With FIFA 15 dropping this week, EA's rolled out the demo earlier in the month to try and get people excited.
Guess what? It worked. EA just announced that the demo hit 5.5 million downloads, more than any other game in its sports division.
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More nights in, it looks like
EA's been upbeat on FIFA 15's prospects. VP and GM of EA Sports FIFA David Rutter said in a release: "We believe we have built a game in FIFA 15 that delivers the most immersive and responsive gameplay experience ever in the FIFA franchise, and we can't wait for the millions of fans to start their season and experience all of the innovations."
The demo has the following teams available for trial matches: Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, Paris Saint-Germain, Dortmund, Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors. It also allows you to sample the Ultimate Team mode, but only with some pre-made squads.
For those wanting a mobile experience, there is a FIFA 15 Ultimate Team game which is a free-to-play title. So don't be expecting more than a nice way to while away the time until you get home to play some real FIFA 15.
FIFA 15 launches today in the US and will be available in Europe later this week. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.