In order to strengthen their position as the number one Football gaming franchise, EA Sports is not one to do things half way. They hosted a private party in South Beach to unveil FIFA 20 highlighting the new options and gaming modes in the game that comes out September 24th. The guest list consisted of mainly press and key influencers but some room was left for the fans. The real treat for us is the debut of Inter Miami CF in the gaming franchise.
With an announced amount of 50 million games sold, FIFA 19 ranks top in the 3 best sales last year. EA is aiming at selling at least the same amount of FIFA 20, but competitor Pro Evolution Soccer is fighting back. After loosing their position as leader 10 years ago, PES became a minority player compared to FIFA. This year, Konami decided to fight back and signed the exclusive rights to feature Juventus Turin, with hopes that this bet will translate in sales.
EA understood the message and made sure to overcharge their 2020 edition. On top of an enhanced FIFA Ultimate Team mode, where your created teams can now play against friends, they introduced a new mode, “Volta” that transports you into a street Football game so realistic it might take you a minute to adapt.
For us, the most exiting part was to discover a room custom made for the Inter Miami CF fan. From wall visuals in the colors of the club, to the famous “countdown” club clock, everything was made to give the Miami audience a great time. Legend London Donovan was there, representing MLS. The hype really came when new player Christian Makoun made his arrival. He could be seen laughing and taking pictures with everyone. The “Dinosaur” even played some FIFA with the supporter group fans from The Siege and Vice City 1896.
As the night went on, the DJ and visual effects set the vibe, attendees mingled and took pictures, players competed at FIFA 20. One of the main goody bag gifts was a personalized EA Sports jersey, with an MLS and Inter Miami CF badge if desired. A great event to keep the momentum going for the new team. While you anticipate the new MLS season, you can play it on FIFA 20