Having fun with FIFA 08 ? You're about to have even more fun if you love online multiplayer: EA has announced the release of the Online Team Play update that will allow 5 people from anywhere in the world to play one match of FIFA 08 for the PlayStation 3. EA will be giving b-ball fans a similar option with NBA Live 08 later on this month, although that may involve 10 players.

The update will run automatically when you boot up the game – provided you're connected to the PlayStation Network – and this 20MB patch will add Online Team Play. The official announcement from EA is below-

"Be A Pro: Online Team Play in FIFA Soccer 08 enables up to five friends on five different consoles to select and take control of their own individual players on the same team, supported by AI teammates, to play against up to five rivals playing on five different consoles of another team. You can choose to play as a single, fixed player the entire game, with free roaming players, or teams can have a combination of both. Anyway you choose to play, Be A Pro: Online Team Play challenges you to master the same disciplines as a real soccer player—from positioning and tackling to reading the field and passing."

This is great news for fans of the game, because it's a truly dynamic online multiplayer option. If there's one thing EA has always excelled at, it's offering more options and keeping up with the gaming and online trends.

Related Game(s): FIFA 08

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