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GOALS football game: Everything you need to know

Published: 17/Dec/2021 14:00 Updated: 17/Dec/2021 14:02

by Lauren Bergin


Created by the co-founder of German esports organization, SK Gaming, GOALS looks to be the next big football title to rival FIFA and eFootball, so here’s the release date, platforms, and more.

While the football game market has been largely dominated by FIFA and eFootball, there’s a new competitor in town hoping to shoot for a new high score.

Entitled GOALS, the latest attempt to bring the beautiful game to our screens is the brainchild of SK Gaming co-founder Andreas Thorstensson, who hopes to integrate NFTs and free-to-play systems to outdo his competitors.

So, if you want to take to the pitch GOALS style, here’s everything you need to know about the new team on the block, from release date to platforms.



GOALS football game
Twitter: goalsgame
GOALS hopes to rival eFootball and FIFA.

GOALS game: Release date

GOALS remains in its infancy, and was only announced July 22, 2021. Therefore, there’s no release date as of yet, but as soon as we know anything we’ll be sure to update this section.

GOALS game: Platforms

While we have confirmation that crossplay will be implemented for GOALS, we’re currently in the dark about what platforms the game will launch on.

As an esports scene is also in the works, though, it’s safe to say we’ll likely see the title appear on PC.

GOALS: Trailer and teaser

While we haven’t had any video trailers as of yet, there’s several teasers fluttering around on the game’s dedicated Twitter.


The most intriguing hint we’ve got so far is the idea of ‘free to play,’ seen on the little ticket that features in the account’s first tweet.

On December 14, the first announcement trailer dropped on YouTube. While didn’t offer any gameplay hints, it did double down on the game’s mission statement of being a more user-friendly take on a football game.

GOALS: Free to play, crossplay

One of the title’s most highly anticipated features is this idea of “free to play.” With both FIFA and eFootball consistently coming under fire for their reliance on micro-transactions, the idea of free to play is something most virtual footballers will be overjoyed at.


The second is the notion of crossplay, something else that neither eFootball or FIFA have at the moment. Additionally, this also implies that the game will be available across multiple platforms.

GOALS will feature a market similar to that found in FIFA Ultimate Team, with the difference being that all items will totally belong to the player. On the game’s official website it reads, “Every asset will be fully owned by the player and can be traded freely on an open marketplace. The choice will be easy when comparing GOALS to other football games: experience better gameplay and get rewarded for your time. Play-AND-earn.”


GOALS Football Game
eFootball and FIFA have dominated the football game space for years with little competition.

GOALS: Licensing

One of the biggest questions for football fans is if GOALS will feature any official licensing. Both eFootball and FIFA have agreements to use the branding likeness of real-world players and teams in their games to varying degrees.

With GOALS being a newcomer to the scene, as well as a free-to-play title, having the proper teams, players, and logos would be a huge win.

At this time, there is no word on whether or not the developers have any agreements to include superstars from the real sport. From the marketing so far, however, there is a distinct lack of familiar faces.


GOALS: Esports

It isn’t just in the game’s free-to-play model that is set to challenge FIFA and eFootball, Goals is also looking to take over the competitive scene. In the announcement trailer, the game was described as “esports ready,” but unfortunately didn’t go into specifics.

That’s everything we know about GOALS so far! As more information releases regarding this FIFA and eFootball competitor, we’ll be sure to add it right here!

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