Ronaldo-backed United Football League (UFL) video game is coming soon

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Cristiano Ronaldo-backed video game and developed by Strikerz Inc is coming soon to Playstations and Xbox. Initially set to release in 2023, the game is now slated for a 2024 launch. This article discusses everything we know about the upcoming United Football League (UFL) video game

United Football League (UFL) Video Game Overview

Game Details

UFL gameplay

UFL is a free-to-play football game that aims to offer a “fair-to-play” and “skill-first” experience. Strikerz Inc. emphasizes that players’ success will not depend on in-game purchases or donations. The game has been in development since 2016 and uses Unreal Engine 5 for its graphics and gameplay.

Key Events

UFL Beta

The developers first showcased UFL with a teaser trailer at Gamescom 2021. In December 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo invested $40 million into the game, showing his commitment to its success. Following this, UFL held an open beta from June 7-9, 2024, available on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The UFL beta attracted 1.3 million players, who played over 5.5 million matches and scored 9.9 million goals.

Global Reach

The beta test revealed that UFL found its largest audiences in the UK, Brazil, Germany, France, and the United States. This diverse player base indicates a strong global interest in the game.

Competition with EA FC

UFL aims to challenge EA FC, formerly FIFA, in the football video game market. Players have reported that UFL feels more accessible and polished compared to EA FC. FIFA has also expressed interest in creating its own video game, adding more competition to the market.

United Football League (UFL) Future Prospects

With Cristiano Ronaldo’s backing and positive early feedback, UFL has the potential to become a popular choice for football game enthusiasts. Let’s see what the upcoming UFL video game holds in the future.

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