The eagerly awaited FIFA 15 video game was recently announced at this year Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3. The convention held in Los Angeles showed the newest games and devices to be released to the public in the coming months.
The last FIFA game, FIFA 14, was seen more as a FIFA 13.5 with the primary focus towards the Ultimate Team function (a part of the game where you can purchase players from any League and make a team of your choosing). The FIFA development team seemed to ignore what was needed fixing — dribbling and shooting.
The problem with last year’s game was that the players felt too similar, whether you were playing with Cristiano Ronaldo or Antonio Valencia, it felt as if the players didn’t have any personality traits. This year they have seemed to focus on these issues.
According to EA Sports, it claims FIFA 15 will “leave defenders for dust” and “use the ball like the world’s best footballers,” adding “Players [will] move realistically with athleticism, improved balance and closer control, giving greater responsiveness and personality to your favorite stars. Run Touch Dribbling will let you keep the ball in a sprint or when looking for an opening in close-touch situations. Iconic players like Leo Messi will dribble and move like they do in real life. The movement of the ball in FIFA 15 changes the game. You’ll see accurate spin, curl and flight of the football as it moves realistically after each contact. Experience authentic ball physics while dribbling, passing, taking a touch or blocking a shot.”
EA claims FIFA 15 will have improve the realism of the actual game, something which was needed. Players who had pace were primary exploited on the game, while wingers who weren’t gifted with pace were deemed useless which leftt the game with people playing the same players uninteresting.
With EA also looking to make the gameplay more realistic, they’ve touched upon certain players having traits like they do in real life. Lionel Messi, for example is very difficult to play with for the fact the style he plays in real life is hard to translate into a video game format. Messi’s famous skill set of close dribbling and explosive pace seemed almost impossible to implement in a video game. However, EA is looking change that in order to improve on the realism of the game. FIFA enthusiasts can look forward to playing as their favourite player like never before.
FIFA 15 is scheduled to be released in September 2014.
Here’s the new trailer that goes into more details regarding some of the new features:
Mobile app users, watch the video here.