The latest update to EA's mobile version of FIFA 15 on iOS

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The latest update to EA's mobile version of FIFA 15 on iOS has brought with it an unexpected change -- support for the Apple Watch.


The iOS version of FIFA is centred on the Ultimate Team aspect of the game, which allows players to create their dream football team. The wrist-worn offshoot will deliver notifications to your watch face and allow you to manage player transfers on the go.


It's limited functionality to be sure, but one that should allow players to keep up to date with their progress in small bursts without having to dive into the full game. It's also worth considering that smartwatch development is still in an essentially experimental phase, and user feedback once devices are in their hands -- or on them, as it were -- will influence future updates.


The core iOS version of the game also gets an overhaul with the update. It can now automatically provide a starting line-up of top players from your collection, and let you know which ones you might be erroneously ignoring. The simulation mode now lets you select custom balls (stop giggling), and highlight unlockable gameplay features such as boosts and tactics more clearly.


Conveniently enough, Apple's entry into the smartwatch arena launches this Friday, so FIFA players won't have long to see how the changes affect their game. That does, of course, depend on them getting an Apple Watch. Given shipping delays are already being reported for the hotly anticipated gadget, it may be some time before smartwatch gaming in any form really kicks off.


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