The virtual soccer fans on consoles and PC were surprised this Wednesday by the announcement of UFL at the great video game fair in Europe, Gamescom 2021. Without too many details, this title promises a priori break the hegemony of eFootball (formerly PES) and FIFA in the new generation of consoles.
Under the motto “free to play, fair to play” (free and fair, according to its translation), in clear allusion to the video game developed by Electronic Arts, the presentation at the virtual event was not enough to take a real dimension of what can be experienced soon. Just a small clip of a few seconds appeared in which the gameplay is not seen.
The platforms (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series x / S, cell phones or PC) on which it will be available were also not confirmed. What is clear is that will not get into the licensing battle, as eFootball and FIFA historically do, as players will apparently not have their real names or faces.
Another detail that emerges from the trailer is that UFL will be powered by graphics engine Unreal Engine, one that will undoubtedly be more than taken advantage of by the latest generation consoles of Sony and Microsoft, and which is in charge of the developer Strikerz Inc.
UFL promises to “change the world of soccer simulation forever,” according to its creators.
“UFL is a world online soccer league where only your skill matters. Join the revolution that will change the world of soccer simulation forever “, explained its creators in the official description of the game.
When UFL hit the market, users will have two free soccer games. The first of them to confirm this was eFootball, the successor to Pro Evolution Soccer. FIFAMeanwhile, it will maintain its business scheme based on micropayments for at least one more year thanks to its popular Ultimate Team game mode.
The rest of the Gamescom 2021 announcements
At the same time as the soccer video game, the opening event was held on Wednesday Opening Night Live of the Gamescom video game conference in Cologne (Germany), in which they announced the delay of Horizon Forbidden West to February 2022 and new video games from LEGO Star Wars and Marvel superheroes.
Horizon Forbidden West changed release date on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
As announced by Guerrilla Games, a studio owned by PlayStation, the new video game in Aloy’s story, Horizon Forbidden West, will arrive on February 18, 2022 to the PS5 and PS4 consoles, although it was expected at the end of 2021.
Likewise, the Horizon saga will also receive news with the launch of a new free patch for Horizon Zero Dawn in its version for PS5 with which it can be played at 60 frames per second (fps).
Jurassic World Evolution 2.
Opening Night Live also specified the release date of Jurassic World Evolution 2, the game inspired by the dinosaur movie saga that allows the player to create their own theme park and that will arrive on PC and consoles (Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PS4, and PS5) on November 9.
Also, the interactive martial arts video game Sifu It will be released on February 22, 2022 for PlayStation and PC via the Epic Games Store.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns.
The Gamescom inauguration also served as the chosen setting for the presentation of various video games, as has been the case with Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a new tactical RPG set in the Marvel Universe.
This video game starring superheroes is developed by the Firaxis studio, author of XCOM and owned by 2K, and its launch is expected in March 2022.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
Another saga that received news was LEGO Star Wars with the announcement of the video game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which will be released in mid-2022, and which will be set in the events of the latest movies in the saga science fiction movie.
Among the rest of the announcements, a new installment of the action video game stands out Saints row (will be released on February 25, 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S and PC), the new Cult of the lamb (2022) and DokeV, the arrival of an open beta to New World multiplayer on September 9 and new content from Death Stranding: Director’s Cut and Call of Duty: Vanguard.