At Gamescom 2015, EA Games had their press conference where they went through the titles that will be releasing soon. And one of those games is FIFA 16, the top soccer game in the market.
But one of the challenges with a yearly video game series is making the next installment different and innovative, and EA Sports has done so with FIFA 16 with the FIFA Ultimate Team mode and Career Mode getting some improvements.
In FIFA Ultimate Team Draft, fans can compete in single player or online in a single knockout string of four games to achieve rewards – the more games won, the better the reward to utilize in your FUT Club. Once fans enter a Draft using virtual coins, FIFA Points, or a Draft Token, they will choose from one of five formations, then a captain, and then go on to fill out the rest of their 23-man squad by selecting a player from a choice of five in each position.
Fans will be tested as they choose between picking the best players and creating a team with the right chemistry before they enter their games.
“We are delivering unprecedented depth and innovation to the franchise this season by bringing several new ways to play across Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and through the introduction of twelve Women’s National Teams,” said David Rutter, VP and GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “We think fans are going to be equally as excited with all the new ways as they have been with the gameplay in FIFA 16 . From hands-on gameplay events across the world, we’ve heard resoundingly positive feedback on the balanced and exciting experience we are building in FIFA 16 .”
This feels similar to what EA Sports is doing with Madden NFL 16 and its Draft Champions mode . In it, players draft from randomized players of three and try to fill out a team. This seems like the same principle only with virtual currency.
In Career Mode, Pre-season Tournaments will help managers grow transfer budgets and get their team in good form ahead of competition that counts. Managers will select from three of nine tournaments presented at the start of each season before jumping into their domestic campaign. Player Training will assist in the development of youth and squad players in between matches. Fans will select from more than 30 drills and put up to five players through their paces to improve faster. This opens up new ways to play, especially for those managers looking to develop youth players and transfer them to other clubs.
With the new and revamped features, FIFA 16 looks to stay atop the soccer simulator market. We will see how everything comes together when FIFA 16 releases this Fall.
In the meantime, check out the new trailer for FIFA 16 below and let us know your thoughts on these features.