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Last year, EA smashed out a massive surprise with the reveal of Anthem at E3. At E3 2018, the focus is back on Bioware. Anthem is going to be on display in full force, backed up by the imperious Battlefield V. Both of these games are hugely anticipated, but we don't actually much about either.
Pleasant surprises are few and far between in the world of EA and FIFA, but we’ve got one today. Rather than reskinning its annual game and slapping a £40 price tag on it, EA Sports is pushing out a free 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia update for FIFA 18, complete with all the teams, stadiums, and modes needed to stage your own World Cup dream.
The Belgian Gaming Commission has followed in the footsteps of the Dutch authorities and declared that some loot boxes are in violation of gambling laws. The Gaming Commission analyses the loot boxes found in Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18, Overwatch, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, arriving at the conclusion that players are being misled and these loot crates present a danger to mental health.
If you want a little insight into just why and how EA has put so much faith into microtransactions, and destroyed the goodwill of the fans with Star Wars Battlefront 2, then look no further than FIFA 18’s Ultimate Team mode. Comfortably the most popular game mode in FIFA for years, around 75% of EA Sports gamers play Ultimate Team, and half of those people spend money on microtransactions.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM is on the ropes this week. FIFA 18’s Denuvo copy protection has been blown open less than 24 hours after it launched. It’s become the second game this week to last less than a day as Total War: Warhammer II’s DRM crumbled in just 10 hours.
Nvidia’s just dropped what well be its most important driver release of the year. The GeForce 385.69 WHQL driver provides day one Game Ready performance optimisations for a heap of huge AAA titles, including the likes of Call of Duty: WWII’s open beta, Total War: Warhammer 2, Project Cars 2 and more.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 has just blasted onto store shelves across all platforms and FIFA 18 is due imminently. Now it’s time for what is an annual conundrum for many of us footie fans - which one to go for?
Following swiftly in the footsteps of PES 2018 yesterday, FIFA 18's PC demo is now out for everyone to give it a go. Having seen Konami make an impressive jump to the revamped Fox Engine for PES 2018, we were eager to see how EA Sports planned to trump it with its latest yearly iteration. Aside from having oodles of official licensing and player likenesses, FIFA 18 also has the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo to assist in improved player animations. Let's see how those changes have affected performance with our first FIFA 18 PC performance benchmarks.
The smell of freshly cut grass. The sound of £190 million being exchanged for the services of a single human being. It's football season. FIFA is back with FIFA 18, promising to be bigger and better than ever. The Journey follows the continuing career of young upstart Alex Hunter, while cover star Ronaldo lends his talents to overhauled animations. FIFA 18 on PC is the full-fat DX12, Frostbite version again this year, here are PC specs needed to run FIFA 18.
We're back again with another giveaway. Some massive AAA games are right around the corner and I'm giving one GD'er the chance to pick between three of the biggest games this year. I'm giving away a copy of either FIFA 18, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War or Assassin's Creed Origins to one lucky winner.
In an absolutely shocking turn of events, EA has officially announced FIFA 18 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The one and only Cristiano Ronaldo is the global cover star this time around, capping off a fine year in which he’s won the European Championship, Champion’s League and La Liga. Hard to argue with those credentials for a cover star. I wonder why Rooney didn’t make the grade…