Last week, Konami showed that it’s not pulling any punches with Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 as not only has the company put football superstar Neymar Jr. on the box, but their game is also boasting improved graphics, advanced collision, and it also launches a week before its closest rival, FIFA 16. So how will EA, the publisher and developer of FIFA 16 hold off the competition?
EA previously announced the fact that FIFA 16 will feature female football players for the first time in FIFA history, with 12 women’s international teams being included in the game. During their E3 2015 press conference EA shed even more light on the game so read more about about FIFA 16 and watch a brand new gameplay trailer after the break.
FIFA 16 Gameplay Features
As is the case every year, this FIFA game includes various little tweaks so that you don’t feel silly for spending money on an annual sports sim. However, this time around EA says that they have made improvements right across the board, from defending, to midfield, an striking too.
- Defenders and attackers are balanced, creating a realistic and enjoyable experience when trying to regain possession of the ball.
- Defensive Agility brings balance in movement between attackers and defenders, driven by more than 25 gameplay feature changes to defender locomotion.
- New Tackling Fundamentals offers new behaviors like fake and standing tackles, as well as full-body challenges and the ability to bridge out of sliding tackles when caught out of position.
- Interception Intelligence gives players the smarts to close passing channels and shutting down options.
- No Touch Dribbling gives players the option to let the ball run to buy time, create separation, feint, and blow by the defender in the final third. A feature inspired by the motion capture of Lionel Messi, it changes the way players attack.
- Clinical Finishing provides variety in shooting and more exciting goals than ever before.
Additionally, FIFA 16 also includes a new feature called ‘FIFA Trainer’ which aims to help players improve their FIFA abilities, no matter which difficulty level they play as. Given that the FIFA games are a huge hit on the eSports scene, that could definitely help more players step up to the professional level, but we’ll have to wait a few months to see just how useful the FIFA Trainer mode is.
FIFA 16 will be released on September 26 on PC, PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3.