FIFA 16 is out soon, and the good news for gamers is that before you pay this year's FIFA tax, you can try before you buy as the demo has gone live on PS4 - and should be live on Xbox One at some point today too.
According to the Indy the demo should also be coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 too, though the timing is less clear.
As expected, the demo limits game options to just a handful of teams: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Chelsea FC, Inter, Milan, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid CF, River Plate and Seattle Sounders. Apparently the two women's teams from Germany and the US will also be playable, bringing the game at last into the 20th century.
Only three stadiums will be available to play in: Borussia-Park, the CenturyLink Field and Santiago Bernabeu.
Like every iteration of the series, the new game boasts a handful of new features, including a "FIFA Trainer" mode. No doubt EA has also been working hard to make each blade of grass an extra 5% more lifelike. We're not sure yet whether the game will feature micro-payments, though if the FIFA executive body's real world track record is anything to go by, that would at least make the game more realistic.
The full version of the game will finally be released on September 22nd. [The Independent]