FIFA fans could be treated to a free World Cup mode this year, to coincide with the upcoming tournament.
Although it’s yet to be confirmed, you’d only need to look back to FIFA 14 to see how EA Sports could capitalise on the global event.
Back on May 29 2014, EA released a special Ultimate Team: World Cup mode – and better yet, it didn’t cost a penny.
It arrived as a free update – a welcome change given how strongly EA leans on the in-game purchase model.
The mode featured players and kits from all 32 teams taking part. It even included the official adidas® Brazuca match ball and Estadio do Maracana in Rio.
There were new player items, too – with updated player images and a fresh World Cup theme to make your squad stand out. Some players even received updated stats for the World Cup alone.
But it gets better.
Back then, there was a two-for-one promotion on FUT packs – which meant you got a free normal Gold pack in every World Cup pack opened.
Yes, you read that right.
You could even play through the full tournament online or offline, from the groups to the knock-out stages. Incredible.
Please make this happen, EA.