EA Sports announced FIFA 15 at the E3 Video Game conference this week in Los Angeles. FIFA 15 will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms on September 23 in North America and September 25 in Europe. Specific versions will also be made for Xbox 360, Wii U, Play Station 3, Vita and Nintendo 3DS.
With improved graphics and corner flags that move if hit by a ball or player, EA focused their efforts on improving the pitch itself, including scuff marks in the grass after a long game. All 22 players are said to be more responsive to their surroundings and will pay attention to improved referees, offside calls and missed goal opportunities.
The improvements made to the players will help fans understand what goes on during a match, and give an exclusive look into what their favorite players experience when they get a yellow card or an impressive goal. With over 600 new reaction animations in place, the latest version of FIFA is promising to take video fans of the game to a whole new level. One large improvement will be seen in how the ball is passed and handled, and how momentum will carry throughout passes and shots on goal.
“We’re now able to immerse you in the game and let the story of the match unfold based on new commentary, crowd activity, and the natural reactions of the players, which make every game unique,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA.
If improved gameplay wasn’t enough incentive, EA is also giving $40 worth of content for the “Ultimate Team” mode to all of those who pre-order FIFA 15. This will help unlock special game balls, Football Club items, and specific player goal celebrations.
Fans are also promised more control over the players and improved mobility to help give the field a more life-like feel as players go from the start of the match until the final whistle blows. Full-body defending and better tackling graphics helps make the game feel rewarding. Game players are also given the ability to choose short term, long term and immediate goals which will help give game players more control over the outcome of their team’s seasons and games.
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