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FIFA 14 World Cup Ultimate Team and Kick-Off modes delayed

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Posted on May 29, 2014 AT 05:09am

Electronic Arts has announced that it will be delaying the launch of its World Cup add-on for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team and its World Cup Kick-Off mode.

Both modes were set to go live today, May 29, but have been delayed with no new date. “To ensure the best possible experience, we have decided to delay the launch of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup (PC/PS3/PS4/360/XB1) and the World Cup Kick-Off mode (XB1/PS4),” the publisher wrote on its official forums.

“Knowing that our players have been so excited for these new modes made it a tough decision. However, as we progressed through final testing we encountered unforeseen issues that would affect all users who downloaded the update, so it’s important to address them first before release.

“Our team is currently working hard to have the update ready to release in the coming days.” EA promised that an update will be given on the status of the modes Thursday evening (GMT).

The update will add a separate Ultimate Team mode based on the World Cup, allowing players to select players from all 32 National Teams attending this summer’s tournament in Brazil, 32 National Team crests, the official Adidas Brazuca match ball, National Team kits, and the Estadio do Marcana stadium.

“FIFA 14 Ultimate Team fans will also have the chance to write football history,” EA said last week. “With Online and Single Player tournament modes, players can compete through the group stage and knockout phases in order to win the FIFA World Cup. By winning matches, players will earn in-game virtual coins that can be used to acquire packs in the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup Store to strengthen their squad. Fans can increase squad chemistry by finding and playing with players from the same country or governing confederation.”

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