Electronic Arts Inc. announced that EA SPORTSTM is rewriting Next Gen Goalkeepers, bringing a new level of realism to gameplay in EA SPORTSTM FIFA 15* on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4, and PC, fuelled by EA SPORTSTM IGNITE*. Goalkeepers in FIFA 15 will now look, move, and think like their real world counterparts with new AI that allows them to anticipate shots and passes, move with positional awareness, and display an array of new animations. Next Gen Goalkeepers is just one element of this season’s gameplay innovations that make FIFA 15 more immersive and responsive so fans can Feel the Game. A new trailer showcasing FIFA 15 can be viewed here.
FIFA 15 adds all 18 clubs from the Turkish Süper Lig and gives the Barclays Premier League, the most played league across EA SPORTS FIFA, an authenticity overhaul. Fans will be able to play FIFA 15 in all 20 stadiums of the Barclays Premier League, with chants captured from live events of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season, and new commentary – matches will showcase broadcast overlays that are synonymous with the international TV presentation of the league. And more than 200 new realistic player faces have been 3D scanned and rendered for FIFA 15.
“We’re delivering innovations and improvements that have been at the top of our fans’ wish list: new goalkeepers, more responsive gameplay, and the Turkish Süper Lig,” said David Rutter, Vice President and General Manager at EA.
The most popular game mode in the franchise , FIFA Ultimate TeamTM** (FUT) adds new features to help fans build and manage a team of their football heroes. Loan Players gives fans a chance to determine if some of the most highly sought after FUT players are suitable for their squads by signing players on loan via EA SPORTS Football Club Catalogue and playing with them for a limited number of games. A powerful new squad planning tool Concept Squads gives access to every player available in FIFA Ultimate Team so fans can view team chemistry and plan their next line-up or transfer market move. Once fans build a squad, they can play Friendly Seasons in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team – fans can challenge friends in a five match season format and track their stats in the new progress menu. FIFA 15 Ultimate Team also sees the arrival of a number of new FIFA Ultimate Team Legends, only on Xbox.
In Career Mode, an all-new Team Management system gives fans the chance to customize up to six different team sheets and alter formations, tactics, and roles based on their next opponent – making it a seamless transition as they progress from game-to-game throughout their careers. Team Management also offers fans the chance to personalize gameplay by assigning up to five different attacking and defending player Instructions to each of the 10 outfield player positions. Instructions dictate the type of attacking runs and defensive positioning players will adopt.
Our 2 favorite features of FIFA 15 are Emotional Intelligence and Dynamic Match Presentation features:
Emotional Intelligence — For the first time ever, FIFA 15 models the emotions of all 22 players on the pitch, giving fans a chance to experience first-hand the attitudes and personalities of the world’s best football players during a match. Players now recognize situations that trigger an emotional response and react naturally based on the game context. For example, a player that is being repeatedly fouled by an opponent could confront that opponent depending on the severity of the challenge and context of the competition. Players will respond authentically with new reactions to decisions, bad tackles, missed chances, goals, and other pivotal moments throughout the game. There are over 600 potential emotional reactions that could play out over the course of a game.
Dynamic Match Presentation — Match Day will feel more dynamic and alive than ever before – immersing you in the match action and never taking you out of the moment. With region specific behaviors, crowds will now be distinguished by cheers and chants designated to their club, league, country, or continent. Fans at Anfield in Liverpool feel and act differently than the fans at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires. Commentators will mention specific fan behavior triggered by unique fan moments like the Poznan or club songs. New Bench Reactions, 10 Player Goal Celebrations, ball boy animations, and contextual commentary will keep FIFA 15 fans engaged in the story of the match.
FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning visual detail so fans can experience the emotion and intensity of the sport like never before. Fans who pre-order FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition*** will receive approximately $40 USD value of FIFA Ultimate Team content including new EA SPORTS Football Club items and game celebrations.
FIFA 15 , developed at EA Canada, will release worldwide in September on PC, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, and is available for pre-order*** now on OriginTM at http://origin.com and other retailers (September 23rd in North America). A version of FIFA 15 will also release on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, WiiTM, Nintendo 3DSTM, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system this Fall. Not all game features are available on all gaming platforms.