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FIFA 20 Release

by Braden Kreider, Alvernia University

Sep 25, 2019
Video Games

FIFA 20 was released on September 24, 2019. FIFA is a series of soccer “football” (if you are from Europe) video games. This game is a worldwide phenomenon in the video game world. Electronic Arts, or more commonly known as EA Sports, is the company that produces this product. You are able to buy FIFA on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox one, and Nintendo switch. The first week after FIFA 2019 was released there were already 4.3 million units sold across the world.

Now what is included in FIFA 20? There are 16 different game modes included in this year’s version. These include training games, arena, kick off, classic match, own rules match, UEFA Champions League, duel match, series of matches, Champions League, tournaments, FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, The Journey, manager and player career, and player career. The most popular game modes are FIFA 20 ultimate team and Kick off. Ultimate team is an online game mode that allows you to build your dream team and collect player cards. In this game mode players are able to track the transfer market where you can buy or sell players on your team. Players and consumables can also be acquired through packs. Kickoff is an offline match that allows you to compete with friends, family, or a computer. If playing with someone else, it requires two controllers and the display is split screen.

However, most of the other past FIFA releases have had these modes, so what’s new? The mode that has everyone excited is called Volta Football. This is a five a side mode that can be played in the street of indoors. You’ll also be able to play 3v3 no goalies, 4v4, and 4v4 Rush. This game mode can also be played online or offline against your friends. However, this will not be available on Nintendo switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. There is also new football intelligence. So, the players will be different on and off the ball as well as passing of shooting the ball itself.

There also will be less assistance on defense so the player will be more in control. Shooting will be more accurate in one on one situations with the goalie, while the goalies will be less “superhuman”. In many of the past FIFA’s there was a lot of lash back about the inhuman abilities of the goalkeepers so the fact that they have acknowledged the feedback is great to see. They also have implemented new ball physics. This will be seen when your player is taking a touch or taking a shot. The ball will be curving and knuckling in different ways than ever before! Finally, the last thing they added was better AI assistance all across the field. Especially on the defensive side of things. Their positioning and tackling have been increased as well as their stamina.

Go to any game stop, target, Walmart etc. near you and purchase this game for $59.99.

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