Monday, September 27

UFL, the mysterious soccer game will rival FIFA and PES | Digital Trends Spanish

One of the most surprising announcements of the initial Gamescom 2021 event was that of UFL, a new football game that, on paper at least, breaks the hegemony held by FIFA and PES (now called eFootball) in the market.

UFL will be, according to its creators, a soccer simulator where skill will be everything. It is being developed by a study called Strikerz and CEO Eugene Nashilov indicates in the official statement that the creators are people who have been playing soccer titles for years and who know exactly what the public is looking for in these games.

“We want to reinvent football video games from scratch,” says Nashilov. For this, UFL will be designed around “a gaming experience that is fair”, without options such as pay to win and in which the main tool to win will be the skills of the people in control.

The latter seems to point directly to FIFA, whose Ultimate Team mode is always under questioning and especially in regards to the system of reward boxes and casino-like odds, which in some countries have been vetoed.

Strikerz says the game has been in development since 2016 on the Unreal Engine. What was seen in the teaser It doesn’t look cartoonish or anything and you can even see some licensed brands; in particular, a close-up of some shoes with the inscription “No Zina No Party”, which reveals that it is the Ukrainian player Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City.

And for its part, the West Ham United club of England announced a partnership that will have them officially present within the UFL.

According to Strikerz, there will be more than 5,000 licensed players in the game thanks to its association with FIFPro, the body that associates professional soccer players globally. And the data of the InStat company will be used so that the statistics of each player are updated and realistic.

UFL will be a game free to play that will reach “the main platforms”, but for now there is no release date or specific information on how exactly it is going to play or what the business model will be. And the latter raises some questions about Strikerz Inc, the company behind the game that on its official site claims to have more than 200 employees across its five regional offices in Cyprus, Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania.

For now, and beyond the existence of the game through a teaserThere are more doubts than certainties around a game like the UFL.

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