FIFA World Cup is easily the most anticipated event in the world of soccer, and consequently the second most pricey event in EA Sports history. This means that everyone involved with Electronic Arts has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the game is as great and as stable as possible, in order to meet expectations and attract as many players as possible to the fold. And it looks like they have succeeded, because right now, the game's premier update, Ultimate Team Manager, is out and ready for download!
The new update adds a new game mode called "World Cup Manager", giving you the opportunity to manage your national teams and compete against other nations who have qualified through their own qualifying tournaments. You can pick which teams you want to go against in the World Cup tournament and then go head to head with your competitors and decide who the winner of each team should be. You can also get the chance to see how your favorite players fare against some of the best players in the world, in order to see if any of them are capable of winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Finally, the update also adds the "enchanted pitch" that you will first see at the beginning of the match, which simulates a real football pitch in a much more dense way than the usual grassy field that is used during matches.
Other new features in this version include the "EA Sports Live" service that allows you to connect with your friends from all around the world who are also participating in the World Cup tournament, you can now upload any picture you want onto the walls of your hotel room and chat with other players who are in the same hotel room. For gamers at the other end of the spectrum, the new "EA Sports Active Server" service gives you the chance to connect with several thousand other players at the same time. With this, you get to enjoy the excitement of a real football match from the comfort of your own home, where you can invite your friends to join you and play together in the match! In addition to all these exciting features and more, the game has been made available in many other languages for those who don't speak English as their first language.