Dear Twitpic Community – thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. FIFA, also known as FIFA Football or FIFA Soccer, is a series of association football video games or football simulator, released annually by Electronic Arts fifa 12 commentary pack (all languages) the EA Sports label.
When the series began in late 1993, it was notable for being the first to have an official licence from FIFA, the world governing body of football. The latest installments in the series contain many exclusively licensed leagues including leagues and teams from around the world, including the German Bundesliga and 2. As of FIFA 18, Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus is the face of the franchise, appearing on the front cover of the series and in promotional campaigns and advertisements. Lionel Messi appeared on four straight covers from FIFA 13 to FIFA 16. As of 2011, the FIFA franchise has been localised into 18 languages and available in 51 countries.
Listed in Guinness World Records as the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, by 2018, the FIFA series had sold over 260 million copies. The franchise’s latest release, FIFA 19, was released worldwide on September 28, 2018. While FIFA 95 did not add much other than the ability to play with club teams, FIFA 96 pushed the boundaries. As the console market is expanding, FIFA is being challenged directly by other titles such as Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series. In 2012, EA Sports signed Lionel Messi to the FIFA franchise, luring him away from the competitor Pro Evolution Soccer. Messi’s likeness was then immediately placed on the cover of FIFA Street.
Known as EA Soccer during development and sometimes subsequently also known as FIFA ’94, the first game in the series was released in the weeks leading up to Christmas 1993. It is also the first in the series to present players with real player names and positions, with ranking, transfer and team customisation tools. The biggest change in FIFA ’97 was the inclusion of 6-a-side indoor soccer mode and polygonal players, with motion capture provided by David Ginola. The game features a much higher number of playable leagues from England, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Malaysia. This game marks the start of an upward trend in the series. It boasts a refined graphics engine, team and player customisation options, 16 stadia, improved artificial intelligence, a “Road to World Cup” mode with all FIFA-registered national teams, and a licensed soundtrack featuring popular musical artists of the time.