EA Sports have expanded the open beta phase of the free-to-play FIFA World to include players in Australia and New Zealand.
"FIFA World delivers award winning console gameplay, full authenticity, and popular modes from the FIFA series including FIFA Ultimate Team and Online Seasons" the announcement proclaims. "The game also offers fans new and innovative ways to play; with easy-to-learn mouse based controls, live services that deliver relevant and timely football content, plus social features that connect gamers to the pulse of the sport and to each other like never before."
The open beta phase also adds in support for the German Bundesliga, taking the total number of supported leagues in the title to more than 30. There are also over 600 clubs, including those that take part in the Australian A-League.
The title is supported by microtransactions, with bundles of FIFA World currency available to purchase from within the game. FIFA Points range in price from $1.50 (for 100 points) through to $150 (for 12,000 points) According to the official website, "most in-game items are also available for purchase with coins (i.e. currency earned through gameplay.)"
You can opt-in to the beta program at easportsfifaworld.com; registering for and then downloading (2.1GB) the game requires an Origin account. FIFA World is currently only available on Windows-based PCs.