It Looks Like FIFA 18 Will Finally Introduce 'World Cup Mode' After Leaked Image Surfaces

If you have fond memories of the 2014 FIFA World Cup mode, then you'll be thrilled to hear that it's coming very soon to a console near you as we approach the start of the biggest tournament in world football this summer.

Well, that's according to a leaked image that shows a 'Free World Cup pack' file on the database.

Here you can see the reference in the cache. Surely this isn't a coincidence and we can finally look forward to a majestic game mode in the near future?

Image: Twitter/Fifanomincsnet
Image: Twitter/Fifanomincsnet

In terms of world football tournaments, EA have often switched between bringing out standalone games to mark the occasion, and bringing in a free extension for players to get their hands on.

All we know is, it looks clear that EA Sports have something in the pipe line for this summer's World Cup. THANK GOD.

GOAL report that the download will arrive in spring and be available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows, but there is no word on whether PS3 and Xbox 360, the slightly older consoles, will get the download just yet.

The World Cup 98, the 2002 World Cup and 2006 World Cup saw new games released, but for the last World Cup, EA created the add-on as a free update that featured all the players, kits and details for the 32 nations in the Brazil-hosted event.

The opening game of the tournament isn't until the 14th June but it's likely that EA will give players a fair amount of time to utilise the mode, so it seems a release is on the cards.

Image: EA Sports
Image: EA Sports

In fact, Spanish commentator Manolo Lama told Radio COPE that he was required to do extra audio work for the game and predicted a February or March release.

"I have to record it for FIFA World Cup in December, I think it will be out in February or March," he said, with EA Sports Spain's head of marketing Daniel Montes present at the interview and apparently "frustrated" at Lama letting slip.

We're still in the dark regarding the key details of the game, and the release date could change of course, but it's all extremely exciting.


Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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