FIFA 16 is an upcoming football virtual reality game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. EA Sports has taken some groundbreaking steps in the gameplay and several important gameplay changes have been deployed, which are shooting, passing, defending and goalkeeping. It is off to a very strong start, and has the potential to be the best game of football Electronic Arts Inc. has developed in years. In this article, we’ll look at what’s new in the forthcoming FIFA 16, specifically what changed from FIFA 15.
FIFA will include women’s national teams in the game for the first time in history. Twelve women’s international teams, including Spain, Germany, Sweden, USA, Italy, China, Brazil and England will appear in FIFA 16. For now, there are no plans to include women’s association football club teams from all over the world. Even so, it is a great start and hopefully we will see women’s domestic leagues in the future.
Gone are those days when a striker would leave your defender laying on the pitch in the event his slide tackle fails to take the ball away. Also, it is possible for a striker to recover from slide tackle and regain possession. It does not take that long to get up after a tackle.
A major goalkeeping flaw in FIFA 15 was long distance goals from a low midfield region. For example, a player with great stamina and good shot accuracy can easily score a goal from near a half line. EA has fixed this problem this year, as new features have been added to enhance the keeper’s ability to defend against certain situations.
Quick Pass from Anywhere
With quick pass, you can now avoid those interceptions from anywhere on the field. By pressing a pass and right bumper button when you are in control of the player, the player will be able to initiate a quick pass. This will send a fast and direct pass to your mark that denies the defense of a chance to intercept the ball like they can with normal passes.
No touch dribbling
This feature allows you to move around the ball without actually touching it. If we look at the likes of Ronaldo and Messi, they maintain control of the ball – while standing or while dribbling – without touching it. FIFA 16 has made an attempt to simulate this.
Another major improvement FIFA has made is shooting. It was not an area with a lot of errors and bugs but EA decided to make a few improvements on how players shoot the ball. They have added new animations to give shooting a fresh feel in the game. For example, a player can place the ball towards the net rather than shooting the ball towards the net. For platforms like PS4 and Xbox One the controller will vibrate a bit when you score, giving you more satisfaction on scoring a goal.
FIFA 16 minimum system requirements
- Operating System: Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 (64-bit)
- RAM: 4 GB
- Hard Disc Space: 15 GB
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2100K @3.1Ghz
- Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GTX 650, ATI Radeon HD 5770
- Input: VoIP Headset, gamepad, Dual Analogue, Mouse, Keyboard
- DirectX: 11.0
Platforms to play the game
It will be available for Xbox One, PS3, PS4, as well as Xbox 360 and PC. We also expect to play the game on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Unfortunately, EA confirmed that the latest version of FIFA will not be available on the Nintendo 3DS platforms as well as PlayStation Vita versions.
The FIFA 16 release date is confirmed for 22 September 2015 in the United States. Avid FIFA video game fans in the UK and other countries will have to wait until 25 September 2015 to get their hands on the latest version.
Should I buy FIFA 16?
If you are a soccer simulation video game enthusiast you definitely should purchase FIFA 16. As aforementioned, it has several improvements, meaning that the fun is guaranteed.