More realistic shots are coming.
By Jessie Wade
EA Sports revealed more details for FIFA 20 at EA Play 2019 on Saturday.
Professional eSports commentator, Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, hosted the segment featuring lead producer for FIFA 20, Sam Rivera.
Rivera talked about new gameplay mechanics that are made up of four different categories: Composed Finishing will assist with more accurate and satisfying shooting, making it seem more life-like. Set Piece Refresh offers a more detailed free kicks system and new penalty kicks with better aiming. Controller Tackling lets players be in control over cleaner tackle animations through the Active Touch System. Strafe Dribbling allows the player to be more agile with enhanced dimension while attacking.
New ball physics will also be introduced to provide more realism in ball spins, bounces, and shots.
Details around the new VOLTA mode were also released, which allows players to play a more authentic, cultural experience with street football – off the court.
Locations for VOLTA include places from all around the globe. Include an underpass in Amsterdam, to a neighborhood spot in London, to a rooftop in Tokyo.
The inspiration around VOLTA came from EA Sports wanting to share in the culture of football (soccer) itself.
An official release date for FIFA 20 was announced on Friday, for September 27, 2019. Early access to the game will be available on September 19th for both EA Access Members and PS4 players.
Check out the full live-schedule of 30-minute segments from EA Play 2019, which runs through 12:00pm/PT on Saturday, June 8.
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Jessie Wade is a news writer at IGN. Chat with her on Twitter @jessieannwade.