EA Sports announced today that its making significant changes to goalkeepers in FIFA 15. It is part of its attempts to provide a more realistic gameplay experience, with keepers acting and moving a lot more like their real world counterparts. It is just one of an array of new features that FIFA 15 will bring to the franchise.
One such feature is the addition of the Turkish Super Lig. Previously, only the larger sides such as Galatasaray were featured in the game, but now the whole league is available. This certainly goes someway to softening the blow of losing the Brazilian league. The game also brings all 20 English Premier League stadiums to the game, with unique chants for each venue.
“We’re delivering innovations and improvements that have been at the top of our fans’ wish list: new goalkeepers, more responsive gameplay, and the Turkish Süper Lig,” said David Rutter, Vice President and General Manager at EA. “This year we’ve put the game in the hands of fans earlier than ever before, listened, and delivered what they want in gameplay, authenticity, and modes.”
FIFA Ultimate Team is also getting new features, with a ‘loan’ system available so you can try out potential players for a few games before purchasing (available through the FIFA catalogue). ‘Concept Squads’ is an in game version of a squad builder and you can now play ‘Friendly Seasons’, matching the idea of ‘Online Friendlies’ in the traditional online format.
A new ‘Team Management’ page in Career Mode helps fans customise their teams more thoroughly, with six different team sheets available for different tactics, streamlining the experience. EA have also added a highly customized individual player tactics feature.
‘EA Sports Football Club’ has also been renovated, adding new features to make the game more social and easier to interact with friends.
Finally, ‘Match Day Live’ is EA’s soccer news hub, bringing you the latest news stories and league tables directly into the FIFA 15 menu, allowing the player to keep in touch with reality whilst they play.
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