Open beta FIFA World Cup game's online success

FIFA Online, an online football game only available in South Korea, has set a new record. According to is producer, EA, the open-beta phase game hit a high of 100,000 concurrent users, with the most people to play the game in a single day at a staggering 600,000. "We worked hard to get the game up and running in a time frame that allowed people [to] weave the online game into their overall summer soccer experience," EA spokeswoman Tammy Schachter told GameSpot. "Although the game is not tied to the World Cup, it made sense to launch it in a time frame when the world is celebrating soccer." EA has the FIFA license until 2014.