As we’ve all speculated, FIFA 19 has gained the Champions League License. This comes in the wake of UEFA ending their relationship with Konami’s PES franchise recently.
It’s nice seeing the Champions League in FIFA, but it’s also sad to know that it’s no longer in PES. No matter how cool it is to see this competition authentically recreated in FIFA, it’s never good for consumers when one company monopolizes a market. EA already have all the biggest leagues and competitions exclusively. This exclusivity means that they basically control the virtual footy market, which means they don’t have do much for players. Many have complained about this year’s version of FIFA and EA have ignored us. Taking that into consideration, It seems that things can only get worse with this new acquisition.
FIFA 19 Champions League
That being said, I’m optimistic. I’m hopeful that the publishing juggernaut does good by us this year. Hopefully this is the year we get proper faces for all players with regular updates, and improvements to the game play that players want.
I’m hopeful, and I hope that hope is not misplaced.
FIFA 19 Champions League Details
Fans can achieve glory in the brand-new UEFA Champions League tournament mode featuring all the drama from the group stage through to the illustrious final or play a custom version of the tournament with any European club of their choice included in the game.
In The Journey: Champions*, the dramatic finale of the narrative driven story mode, players will chase the UEFA Champions League trophy as iconic young footballer Alex Hunter, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Alternatively, players can build their dream squad in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team™, featuring live and authentic content from the world’s most prestigious club competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
In PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC gameplay, new features allow players to control the pitch in every moment, from tactical approach to each technical touch, including the all-new Active Touch System that changes the way players receive and strike the ball, 50/50 Battles where reactions and player attributes determine the outcome for winning loose balls across the pitch, the new Dynamic Tactics system gives players greater ability to setup their squads and customize their tactical approach, and more.
EA have also announced that FIFA 19 will be a part of their new Origin Premier subscription service, and depending on the price it may be the best way to get the game this year. They’ve also made the current game, FIFA 18 available for free trial right now.
We’ll have more details for FIFA 19 soon, and a review later this year like we usually do when it releases.