UFL, the new competitor of FIFA (Image via Strikerz)

UFL is the newest upcoming football game in the market, and it looks like it might be tough for FIFA to maintain this monopoly over the scene. The game was first revealed with a teaser trailer on August 25, 2021, during Gamescom 2021.

UFL, made by Strikerz Inc is one of the most promising upcoming ventures in the football gaming world. EA has maintained its constant monopoly over this market for more than two decades, receiving mild competition from the PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) franchise by Konami. It is but a euphemism to call it a competition.

FIFA and PES are suffering in recent times. PES was reinstated as eFootball, which broke the record of the lowest-rated game on Steam. Whereas, FIFA segregated from EA, ending their long-run contract. Thus, it’s time for UFL to step up and give stern competition to both of them.

UFL: What are the updates regarding the game?

Tie-ups with players

UFL has been partnering with some of the best players in football, to grow its brand. It has already partnered with players like- Romelu Lukaku, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kevin De Byrune, and Roberto Firmino.

Not only players but also teams such as West Ham, Sporting CP, Shakhtar, Monaco, Leverkusen, Celtic, Rangers, Besiktas, and Borussia Monchengladbach.

But by far the biggest and the most impressive feat by UFL was signing none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best players of all time, as their brand ambassador. That will surely boost their branding.

UFL has also partnered with FIFPro, to safely use all the data and faces of the real players, and InStat for the best up-to-date stats in-game.

Probable release date

There is not much information about the release date of this game except that it will be released somewhere in Q3-Q4 2023. The game was supposed to be released in 2022, but on August 30, 2022, Eugene Nashilov, the CEO of Strikerz Inc announced that the release will be pushed back to 2023.

The platforms for release are all consoles. It will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Sadly, there is no announcement for a PC release just yet.

Official gameplay

UFL and other gamers have already released numerous gameplay updates and footage of its gameplay. Although the gameplay seems promising and fresh, fans are still pointing out a few issues here and there.

That was one of the main reasons why the developers decided to hold the release of UFL and complete all the final touches before releasing it in 2023.

Thus with all this in mind, UFL surely is promising. The fans are hoping that the recent disappointments from FIFA and PES, can be neutralized with this brand-new game and its fresh new content.

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Souhardya Choudhury is a veteran musician and an audio engineer but has now been writing as a hobby for a long time. He is currently pursuing Media Science and Film Making as his major. He also considers himself a hardcore gamer as souls games like Elden Ring, Sekiro, and Dark Souls series are his go-to genre for gaming. RPG open-world games come next.