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EA Sports announces FIFA Online, Beta for February 3

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EA Sports has announced FIFA Online which will be subscription free.

Able to be played on average computers with broadband internet, Beta testing starts February 3with the English language version scheduled to launch in June, with other languages hitting in the next 12 to 24 months.

From the PR:

EA SPORTS FIFA Online will offer an authentic football experience with 30 licensed leagues, 500 clubs and more than 15,000 players. During the first closed beta stage beginning February 3, the game will feature a 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa tournament mode and a control system that uses the mouse only. At the second stage of closed beta, the game will feature a League Mode that enables fans to manage and compete as their favorite football club, and the ability to play online matches. FIFA Online will enable football fans and gamers to build their favorite club into their dream team by developing or acquiring players, upgrading skills, and getting unique apparel by earning in-game currency to acquire items or through micro-transactions. Additional content will be designed for the game based on feedback by fans.

It's completely free-to-play, has all the up-to-date teams and leagues, and promises new features not seen "elsewhere in football videogames".

Earlier today, it was announced that FIFA 10 had sold 2 million units in the UK alone and EA announced FIFA World Cup 2010 earlier in the week for an April release.

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