A new football game aiming to rise above the age-old competition has made its debut at Gamescom.
For years, fans of football games have been caught between Konami and EA’s
Winning Eleven series eFootball series and FIFA <insert current year>. But now, there is a new kid on the block.
UFL is an upcoming football game that aims to take on the established industry giants. It is coming to all major gaming consoles and will be available for the affordable price of free.
According to the reveal at Gamescom, the game is a football simulation set up as a global online football league.
The announcement went on to state that “players will be able to create their own football clubs made up of more than 5000 licensed footballers and compete with other gamers worldwide to prove their skills and climb to the very top of the league.”
The game is being developed by a new studio called Strikerz Inc and has been in development for 5 years already. The game is being developed in Unreal Engine and we will get a release date soon.
Another interesting point to note is that the game was introduced as “fair to play” and will reportedly emphasize player skill without “pay-to-win” elements.
Here’s a very promising quote from CEO Eugene Nashilov during a press release:
“We are football fans and passionate gamers — we have been playing football video games for years and we know exactly what people want to see in a football simulator.
“We want to reinvent football video gaming from the ground up, offering players around the world a revolutionary, exciting and fair to play experience. We can’t wait to share more about the game.”
Last but certainly not least, players will be rated in-game by the sports performance analysis company InStat and the player union FIFPRO will be providing player likenesses and licenses.
Check out the teaser for the game below: