EA SPORTS today revealed a new online mode called FIFA 09 Clubs, designed for PLAYSTATION 3 and XBOX 360, which enables gamers to form or join user-controlled 'clubs' anywhere in the world.
Through FIFA 09 Clubs, gamers can form or join clubs of up to 50 friends and field their strongest team when competing in Be A Pro: 10 v 10 Online Team Play, a feature that enables 20 people on 20 different consoles anywhere in the world to connect online to play a single match of FIFA Soccer 09.
FIFA 09 Clubs will determine the best virtual team in the world. Clubs are ranked based on total points and placed in a division. Clubs are relegated and promoted to different divisions based on their performance during the season. In addition, FIFA 09 Clubs will enable Club Managers to scout rival players to identify a player that fits his or her squad, and then recruit them to join their club. Up to 10 players on a Club can participate in a single game and Clubs are able to play multiple games simultaneously if they wish.
A full playable demo of FIFA Soccer 09 for Windows PC is available here. Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the demo are available freely through the PLAYSTATION Store and Xbox Live Marketplace respectively. The demo lets you play as Chelsea, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Olympique de Marseille, Real Madrid or Toronto FC (MLS) and discover a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game before it ships to stores worldwide in October. In addition to playing an exhibition match, the FIFA Soccer 09 demo enables new gamers to FIFA to practice in the Arena and view tips on basic or advanced gameplay techniques. The Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION3 demos also enable gamers to adjust and customise tactical settings through the feature innovation Custom Team Tactics.