After a long period of depression during which FIFA has clearly gained the upper hand over PES, the Konami license tried to renew while keeping a more simulation approach. But the delay, obviously too important, pushed Konami to change its mind. After a year of transition, the publisher tries the free-to-play bet, without success. eFootball 2023 is indeed one of the worst-received games in history on Steam.
In other words, EA’s soccer game has no competition anymore. This may soon change, however, with the arrival of a new challenger on the market. The latter is called UFL, is developed by Strikerz Inc, and was presented during gamescom’s Opening Night Live, last August. If he is for the moment hard to imagine that the title will be able to work on the flowerbeds of FIFA before several years, it’s curious that the public expects news from UFL, which will also be free-to-play.
Indeed, since the announcement of the game, no gameplay image has been revealed. It is therefore difficult to get an idea of the approach chosen by the studio. Corn Strikerz Inc will not leave things as they are, since they give us an appointment! January 27, 2023, players will be able to get a first glimpse of the title, whose development began in 2016.
January 27. UFL Gameplay Reveal. Mark the date! 🗓️ pic.twitter.com/5x73pugr3D
– UFL (@UFLgame) December 27, 2023
January 27. Revelation of UFL gameplay. Save the date!
On the other hand, we have some information concerning the content of the title and the licenses. Thus, players who get their hands on UFL when it leaves will be able to count on the official roster and jerseys of West Ham United, AS Monaco, Sporting Portugal, Shaktar Donetsk, Borussia Dortmund and Besiktas (Istanbul).
Obviously, some players have been approached to represent UFL during the communication. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) are the three ambassadors of the title. In all, the developers promise us that they have the data of 5000 players, of what, perhaps to create the surprise.