All football fans are currently celebrating the reveal of the winner of the Ballon d’Or award and the of the ideal team of the year and those who are also playing FIFA 15 with FIFA 15 coins can at the moment pick up the special packs that EA Sports is putting together in order to show off its own Team of the Year line-up for the Ultimate Team mode.
Manuel Neuer, the much lauded goalkeeper of Bayern, is the first player that all gamers will notice in the top eleven created by the development studio. His defensive line is made up of four players, each of them a solid performer during the past year: David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Philip Lahm and Sergio Ramos, with a mix of tackling power and offensive bursts.
In midfield the three players that need to create phases and deliver passes are: Angel Di Maria, Kroos and Andres Iniesta. The attack was already confirmed as involving Cristiano Ronaldo, who managed to win the Ballon d’Or, and Lionel Messi and the pair is joined by a surprise pick: Robben.
FIFA 15 are already discussing the merits of all the players involved, who are being made avaialble starting with the goalkeeper and the defenders.
FIFA relies on the popularity of Ultimate Team
Since the Ultimate Team for the football sim series was introduced it has attracted a solid number of active players, some of which are willing to spend real world money in order to give their own team a boost and make them more competitive in the long term. This has created a good and constant new revenue stream for Electronic Arts.
The launch of the Team of the Year for Ultimate Team is designed as a big event around which the community can coagulate, discussing the picks made and how each of the players can be used to boost a player first eleven. EA Sports is at the moment also working on a full patch for FIFA 15, which will reflect all the transfers that take place in the January window in the big championships.