UFL is the newest football title from Australian developer Strikerz Inc. Fans got their first teaser of the game at Gamescom 2021 and have been eagerly awaiting more news about it. So far, we have only received small bits of information about UFL from announcements, tweets, and Strikerz Inc.’s website. With more details on the game likely to come soon, here is everything we know about UFL so far.
What to Expect at Launch
During a Q & A session on Twitter, Strikerz Inc. answered questions about its upcoming football title. One question was directed at the possibility of offline modes like career mode.
UFL: “We’re very focused on our core game mode, which is online. There’s a lot of infrastructures that needs to run properly in order to make the game stable, but UFL will have an offline mode that you can play with friends.”
I think we get a lot of information from this answer. UFL will likely release in a state similar to eFootball, with the main focus being online play. However, unlike eFootball, Strikers Inc is focusing on the core infrastructures of the game before moving to game modes and offline play.
UFL Licensing Agreements
The most news we seem to get from UFL is the agreements between players and clubs. So far, the game has added West Ham United, Sporting Lisbon, Shakhtar Donetsk, and German club Borussia Mönchengladbach. We don’t know much detail about these deals, but we can speculate that this grants UFL rights to the clubs, logos, stadiums, and names.
Along side these partnerships, Strikerz Inc. has struck deals with Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino and Man City player Oleksandr Zinchenko. These two players are the official ambassadors for the game and will be featured in UFL with their likeness.
UFL’s Release Date
During the Q & A session, Strikers Inc answered another question about the game’s release date.
UFL: We do not share the date as we’re still working on it. It really depends on a number of factors and we don’t want to disappoint you with broken promises. As soon as we’re ready, we will tell everyone. We’re as impatient to share as you are to hear.
Over the last couple of years, games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2 have had this problem, setting a release date too early and ending up delaying the game. UFL started development in 2016, so we can speculate that we might see a release in 2022 or 2023 at the latest. Whenever a release date is announced, we will let you guys know here on Sports Gamers Online.
(Update) Gameplay Reveal
We will finally get the official gameplay reveal of UFL in January 2022. Strikers Inc announced that the gameplay would be revealed in January and that fans should subscribe to its website for more upcoming news. The official gameplay of Strikerz Inc’s football game will indicate if UFL can compete with games like FIFA and eFootball.
— UFL (@UFLgame) November 26, 2021