...and it's not watching New Zealand vs Namibia in the Rugby World Cup.
We're really enjoying our time with FIFA 16 so far here at Balls.ie, having hopped on the early access trial over the weekend and received our copy yesterday, we've been putting in the early hours and building a solid Ultimate Team based around the absolute rock that is the virtual version of James McCarthy, but we're not the only ones excited by FIFA 16.
No, many of the Premier League and football's finest players have taken to social media to let their followers know that they too are planning on dedicating a significant chunk of their free-time to EA Sports' annual blockbuster, and here are some of the highlights:
Thanks @EASPORTSFIFA fory copy of #fifa16 cant wait to get playing it #wba pic.twitter.com/2Jn2ZW8bCn
— James McClean (@JamesMcC14) September 24, 2015
Thanks @EASPORTSFIFA for the copy of the new FIFA16. Can't wait to play it! pic.twitter.com/3juEx2Z950
— Phil Jones (@PhilJones4) September 22, 2015
Got my copy of @easportsfifa 16! That's my evening sorted.
— Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20) September 24, 2015
Enjoying this evening with my gift from @EASPORTSFIFA @shaunwhu
Preparado para disfrutarlo ⚽️?#FIFA16THURSDAY pic.twitter.com/xloSUDgeTj
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) September 24, 2015
Cheers @easportsfifa for my copy of FIFA, can't wait to start playing it ?? #FIFA16THURSDAY
— Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) September 24, 2015
Thanks to everyone who came to the @EASPORTSFIFA 16 signing at @GAMEdigital @traffordcentre this afternoon... https://t.co/eHWcIUyRMU
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) September 24, 2015
It’s #FIFA16THURSDAY! Already got my copy of @EASPORTSFIFA 16, who else picked one up today? pic.twitter.com/tFvUVY9WTB
— Nacer Chadli (@NChadli) September 24, 2015
It's #FIFA16THURSDAY ! Buzzing @EASPORTSFIFA 16 is finally out ??
— Jason Puncheon (@jason_punch42) September 24, 2015
Heading to @GAMEStratford store from 3-5pm today for an @EASPORTSFIFA signing session! See you there? #ad #FIFA16THURSDAY
— Diafra Sakho (@iamdiafrasakho) September 24, 2015
Thanks @EASPORTSFIFA for my copy, cant wait to get playing #FIFA16 pic.twitter.com/K4qNBBuOg8
— Saido Berahino (@SBerahino) September 24, 2015
Looking forward to giving the new @EASPORTSFIFA a go later! #basicskills pic.twitter.com/RnndIKF0yT
— Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) September 24, 2015
Thanks @EASPORTSFIFA for my copy of #FIFA16 ! #FIFA16THURSDAY pic.twitter.com/r7TThzkw7d
— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) September 24, 2015
Can't wait to start playing ?? thanks @EASPORTSFIFA pic.twitter.com/j2krGp4OpT
— Patrick Roberts (@patrick7roberts) September 23, 2015
Straight home to play #fifa16 thanks @duncanross10 @jhenderson & @easportsfifa https://t.co/CU6UHm4Wp4
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) September 23, 2015
We know David Meyler is in the Championship, but he's Premier League in our hearts.
Thanks ⚽️@EASPORTSEsp EASPORTSFIFA ⚽️#fifa16thursday ?? ? pic.twitter.com/QO6h3pWEzK
— Alberto Moreno Perez (@lfc18alberto) September 22, 2015
Wonder if my boys can drag me out of retirement to play on this later!!? #FIFA16 pic.twitter.com/cxAKCc0Lou
— Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) September 24, 2015
Heading to @GAME_Liverpool store from 3-5pm today for an @EASPORTSFIFA signing session! See you there? #ad #FIFA16THURSDAY
— Divock Origi #27 (@DivockOrigi) September 24, 2015
PS4 clearly dominant, thats the Premier League console war over then, and a lot of Deluxe Edition too, must be mad Ultimate Team players.
We're presuming the ones who haven't posted have been too busy getting stuck into Career Mode.