FIFA fans will be delighted to know that a demo for the franchise’s upcoming release is coming to PS4 and Xbox One after all.
Fans of the football games were left dismayed after the developer EA Sports announced the traditional demo for the game was being scrapped this year. The announcement meant that anyone wishing to play the latest edition of the title would need to wait until the game’s full release on October 6.
Traditionally, demos have been released so fans can experience the game before the title’s full release. It also gives the developer a chance to iron out any wrinkles before the game’s official launch.
However, with the next-gen consoles due to arrive in the coming months and the developers looking to lighten their workload, EA Sports initially announced they were shelving plans to release the taster, insisting they would prefer to focus on “delivering the best full game experience for current and next-gen consoles.”
But just a short while after the announcement, the developers have backtracked on their original plan and decided they will in fact release a demo, which will be music to the ears of some FIFA fans. The demo is now expected to launch on PS4, Xbox and PC.
EA Sports will host a celebration tutorial video on YouTube at 4pm UK time. The developer will apparently use this as a platform to announce the demo for the upcoming release, so keep an eye on the preview if you’re interested in getting a sneak peak of the game.
Some gamers had suggested EA Sports were worried about receiving some heavy criticism of the game, which some believe may explain why they were reluctant to introduce a demo. Whether or not the early apprehension suggests a lack of confidence in the product remains to be seen, but at least fans can now get a glimpse of the title before handing over the £50 it’ll cost to purchase.