LIVING PITCH is something we’re very excited about for FIFA 15. Stadiums will feel more alive and full of atmosphere than ever before. The playing surfaces will wear down as the match progresses, with boot marks, slide tackles and other types of challenges. Corner flags move, goal frames shake when you strike the crossbar, and animated LED ad boards bring FIFA 15 to life.
AUTHENTIC PLAYER VISUALS will mean that player faces now have EVEN more detail than before. They will also have a more athletic appearance rather than the generic body type we have got used to in previous versions. Hair will move when they run and players will grimace and brace for impact on heavy collisions. Kits will now move and shirts can be visibly pulled by opponents. Not only this, they will become dirty and you will see grass/mud stains on kits.
DYNAMIC MATCH PRESENTATION will bring the match day experience even closer to the real thing. Improved commentary clips will highlight unique fan reactions, with chants and behaviour changing on location. New bench and manager reactions will be seen and when you’ve struck a crucial goal, perhaps in the last minute, for example, you’ll get 10-man goal celebrations where all the team rush over to celebrate with you.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE is another visual aspect, which EA have focused on hugely thus far. This wasn’t unexpected with the new power of the nex gen consoles (PS4 and XBox one). There are now over 600 new emotional reactions, players will now respond to a variety of moments on the pitch such as bad tackles, missed chances, wonder goals, selfish play by teammates and many, many more.
AGILITY & CONTROL AND CORRECT CONTACTS is a change we’re very excited about for FIFA 15. Players who excite us and get us of our bums will now feel more realistic and you’ll be able to leave defenders in your wake. Players can now explode into action with improved balance and closer touches when in possession. This lends itself to providing a greater responsiveness and personality to the game’s superstars. We think this has to potential to be the best ew feature for FIFA 15.
MAN-TO-MAN BATTLES is something we were desperate for EA Sports’ FIFA gurus to address. Tackling your opponent has always been rather frustrating, for us, with bobbles and finding ourselves having to make several great tackles before actually getting the ball back, particularly on pro clubs and FUT. The inclusion of possession tackles and new shoulder barges means you can physically win the ball in a tackle now, whereas before, the ball would become a loose entity and it would be a battle to retrieve the ball fisrt. Feel the impact with big fall physics. FIFA 15 fundamentally changes the way you compete for the ball which is superb news, we think.
TEAM TACTICS means that the AI teammates and opponents now recognize what is happening in the match and will adjust their tactics just like real players. Park the Bus, In The Mixer, and Time Wasting are some of the Team Tactics you’ll come up against in FIFA 15. It is important to mention that this won’t affect the way you play online, you’ll still be in charge of your own tactics so you can employ your custom tactics how you like. For those that play offline and in particular, career mode, will love this change as it will provide a much more immersive experience for this game mode for FIFA 15.
We’re incredibly excited about these changes for FIFA 15 and just as soon as EA Sports announce more details, we’ll post them right here for your viewing pleasure.