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FIFA 08 gets 5 vs 5 online update November 8, 2007

Posted by Mike in Console, Games, News.
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Well, this one snuck up on us from nowhere. The promised 5 vs 5 online mode on FIFA 08, which introduces Be A Pro: Online Team Play, has just been added as an update available free on Xbox Live. It’s the first step towards EA’s promised full 11 vs 11 matches in the year 2010.

As expected, everyone’s running after the ball like headless chickens at the moment, but with a bit of tactical nous, future thrillers are guaranteed.

Just load up your copy of FIFA 08 on Xbox 360 to receive the update. (Presumably this new mode will also be available on PS3 in the near future.)

Press Start will report on how the matches hold up in terms of lag, and also whether you get automatically kicked out at the end of every game (like the other online modes – which would prove… well… five times more frustrating here) in due course.

UPDATE: While there’s no official list of additional tweaks made in the upgrade yet, unless I’m going stark-raving bonkers there’s a real improvement in framerate and responsiveness in the main game. Additionally, the game speed has been increased. Cutscenes aren’t jerky, and the replays are simply slo-mo, rather than slo-mo + jerky. Now, this may be put down to seeing things that aren’t there in the frenzied excitement of an update, but have a try yourselves and see what you think!

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1. Rob - November 8, 2007

Just had a go of the 5 vs. 5 (or 2 vs. 2 in our case) and it’s very good. No lag problems for me, but Joer reported some after the match.

As for the main game improvement – I’m not sure. I think something *has* changed, but it’s hard to put my finger on it.

Oh, and you do get sent back to the Arena after every game. ¬_¬

2. amir - November 13, 2007

ill tell u wats changed…its game speed n player cutting

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6. suraj - July 23, 2008

please help me in updating fifa online features i m trying so hard to do this but i can’t please help me fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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