FIFA's chief producer Sam Rivera was on hand to talk with Gamereactor recently about everything to do with the game, and during our conversation we asked about this year's demo (which we can expect every year) and what's going to be coming our way before the full product releases.
"The demo is different," Sam Rivera confirmed when asked if the summer tour demo will be the one players will get to try out. "The date is not out yet, we don't know exactly when, but this build is just for events. So this is very early in the cycle. We're still going to do some changes, I think even Ronaldo still shows in Real Madrid. So it's not the latest."
Even if both code and content will be updated for the public demo, it may well be pretty similar when it comes to teams and game modes, as this one already highlighted both Champions League and new Kick Off as the main features. Included teams were Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, and Borussia Dortmund, and in terms of game modes, the demo offered both UCL matches (including finals setup) and a selection of Kick Off casual match setups (including Survival, Long Range, Headers & Volleys, First to... and No Rules).
Other than the demo, the game itself is 85% into its development, so it's pretty much ready for its release in less than two months' time. Do you always play the demo each year though?