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Fans are begging EA for new FIFA Street… but will it ever happen?

It’s been more than four years since a FIFA Street game came along.

For some fans, that’s way too long.

The cult football title, where gamers played five or six-aside matches, championed winning with style.

Pulling off incredible tricks and demonstrating flair was just as important as victory.

Plus, how good was it to have Peter Crouch and Ronaldinho in the same team?

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FIFA Street has proven hugely popular with fans – but there hasn’t been a new game since 2012

It’s no surprise, then, that demand for a new version has reached fever pitch.

Hundreds of fans have flocked to Reddit, demanding that EA release a new game.

One simply wrote: “We NEED this.”But just how likely is it that EA will release a reboot? Well, the signs are promising.

Last year a keen-eyed gamer spotted the FIFA Street servers had been reactivated – sparking rumours a return was imminent.

He wrote: “Was playing a bit of offline for nostalgia and noticed I connected to the EA servers. Went on the Xbox live part and sure enough it worked!!”

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The game rewards players for scoring with style – encouraging spectacular tricks and moves

Although a ‘true’ reboot may not be what’s on the way, some speculate the game may coming to Xbox One via their compatibility programme – as well as the EA Vault.

The latter service gives gamers access to a library of older EA titles for £3.99 a month.

Prior to this, there were talks a Street reboot could form part of an add-on or DLC for FIFA 17.

One gamer wrote on Reddit: “Realistically with all the skill moves in FIFA already it could be the same game just with a smaller pitch. I remember FIFA 98 or 99 playing the indoor mode and it was amazing.”

However, given the focus on FIFA 18 and The Journey Season 2, this may now be unlikely.

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Th games have always featured some of the world’s biggest stars – including Messi, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho

The last FIFA Street was released in March 2012.

Rather than playing in huge stadiums, matches were smaller affairs taking place around the world – from the streets of Amsterdam to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Gamers could even create their own team, from details such as crest and team kit, to players and their individual street kits.

NOW WATCH JUST HOW FUN FIFA STREET WAS.