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What We Learned From EA’s Official FC 24 Announcement Trailer

There were some promising bits, but was it enough to get you excited?

EA has made some big announcements in recent weeks in preparation for the release of FC 24. Most recently, EA dropped the official announcement trailer for the game and there was much to digest. Most noticeable was the date for the Gameplay trailer, which happens on Thursday, July 13.

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In this write-up, I’ll be discussing a few of the other important things picked up in the announcement trailer. EA 24 is probably the most anticipated sports game of them all, so getting a positive reaction will be key to many sales. This release for EA probably presents even more pressure as they step into the new era of EA Sports FC and shoot for a win. Adding to the pressure is the arrival of new rivals in the football simulation world, such as UFL and GOALS. 

What We Discovered From the FC 24 Official Trailer

We discovered many new features in the official announcement trailer for EA Sports FC 24. We will be discussing what we think will be added to some of the game modes, what legends were spotted in the Ultimate Edition Cover Artwork, platforms, and more. 

Let’s dive deep.

Players & Managers Dressing Room Talks & Interviews

First and foremost, let’s talk about the managers’ and players’ talks in the dressing rooms. This looks like a certain addition to the game, involving the manager more in Career Mode and other story-driven modes. As you can see, the manager is talking team tactics to his players while one of the players is rallying the troops for one last push!

The other big reveal was the player interviews and the behind-the-scenes feel. As you can see, Alexis Mac Allister, who recently joined the Reds, is holding up his new Liverpool colors in a press conference. Sam Kerr is followed walking the tunnels beneath the stadium, interacting with other players, while Vinicius Jr. is getting interviewed by the press. 

This could suggest that there will be plenty more immersive experiences to come with FC 24. It could also show that we get to look forward to new cutscenes before, during, and after games. 

Legends & Players Spotted on the Ultimate Edition Cover 

Some heavy hitters are featured in the video, but there are actually 32 legends and players on the cover of the Ultimate Edition. The following legends and players of the game are present:

Legends of the Game

  1. Alex Scott
  2. Andrea Pirlo
  3. David Beckham
  4. Didier Drogba
  5. Johan Cruyff
  6. Juan Roman Riquleme
  7. Mia Hamm
  8. Pele
  9. Ronaldinino
  10. Rudi Voller
  11. Zinedine Zidane
Ultimate Edition Cover (Screenshot via Prima Games)

Current Players

  1. Alexander Isak
  2. Alexandra Popp
  3. Alexia Putellas
  4. Buyako Saka
  5. Enzo Fernandez
  6. Erling Haaland
  7. Federico Chiesa
  8. Heung-min Son
  9. Jude Bellingham
  10. Kylian Mbappe
  11. Leah Williamson
  12. Leicy Santos
  13. Marcus Rashford
  14. Marquinhos
  15. Marta (The Legend Women’s Player)
  16. Sam Kerr
  17. Selma Bacha
  18. Trinity Rodman
  19. Vinicius Jr
  20. Virgil van Dijk
  21. Youssoufa Moukoko

Questions arising from this now are: Will these players have extra attributes if you buy the Ultimate Edition, or will they be included in your first packs? Are they even special characters for FC 24?

EA Sports FC 24 Platforms & Duel Entitlement

On the FC 24 Ultimate Edition cover, the Duel Entitlement logo is found in the bottom left corner. This tells us that the game will be made available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. 

Related: What Are the Differences Between EA Sports FC and UFL? – Answered

It’s also no surprise that Duel Entitlement has been included, as they’ve made it available for Madden NFL 24 as well. The football game with the hands is being released ahead of FC 24.

EA Sports FC Cutscenes (Screenshot via Prima Games)

Hypermotion V

Hypermotion has been around since FIFA 22, and now FC 24 will use Hypermotion V technology. After the gameplay trailer, there will be more to add on how well Hypermotion V will work this season and if it does in fact improve the playing experience 11v11.

For me, I’m always excited to see what can be added to our favorite sports video games year after year. With the change in titles, I must admit I’m quite excited about the EA Sports FC 24 game coming soon. What was missing from the official trailer was the official release date. Hopefully, we’ll get one soon. For more on EA Sports FC, you can read: How Much Will EA Sports FC Be Paying the EPL? – Answered

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Ashley Anthony
Ashley is a Freelance Contributor for Prima Games and has been writing content for the web for eight years and counting, striving to provide readers with the best content possible. Ashley has recently entered the realm of video game journalism, starting his journey in 2022 and focuses on most of the sports video game titles such as Madden NFL, EA Sports PGA Tour, EA Sports FC, and more. Other genres that Ashley focuses on are RPGs, FPS, Action, Adventure, and Stealth games.