Electronic Arts has announced a free online version of its popular football game called FIFA Online.

The game is intended for PC users with a normal or better PC and a broadband connection. Here are some comments from Executive Producer Kaz Makita:

Listening to and engaging football fans has been one of the driving forces behind the success of our FIFA franchise and now we are inviting European football fans – in mass numbers and earlier than we ever have before–to help us develop a new football game.

According to Makata the players will be assisting EA with the development of the game through a closed beta test.

Fans will determine the features that matter most, and at the end of this process, our goal is to deliver a game for fans looking for a quick football fix at home or at work.

He continues,

There are a large number of football fans who do not want a console gaming experience due to time and other priorities in their personal lives but they still want to be able to play a top-quality football videogame. FIFA Online will be designed specifically for them.

EA invites “FIFA” fans to participate in the testing of the game from
February 3, 2010. You can register on the FIFA Online website or by clicking the image below.

FIFA Online will be launched in several different phases. The English version is scheduled for release in June 2010. Other versions of the game will then be launched in other parts of Europe and the United States over the next 12 to 24 months. The game will offer 30 official leagues, 500 clubs, over 15,000 players and will be completly free for all.

Visit FIFA Online for more info.