Ahead of the upcoming release of FIFA 20, EA SPORTS have revealed their first gameplay trailer for the new game, focusing on a whole host of new features.
The gameplay features are split into three sections, on the ball, off the ball and the ball, with things like set pieces, finishing, ball physics and defending showcased with FIFA 20 gameplay.
For fans of the FIFA game series, some of the showcased changes look very promising indeed, particularly when it comes to defending, set pieces and finishing changes.
We’ve analysed the FIFA 20 gameplay trailer to give you all the latest information regarding the new gameplay features.
Here’s what you have to look forward to in FIFA 20.
A new set piece system will allow players to take more control over freekicks giving players an entirely new approach to set piece play.
It looks like players will now get a circle appear when taking set pieces, which will give them more control over exactly where they want the ball to go. Very promising!
A gameplay feature that will allow attackers to be more clinical in front of goal.
This appears to show players mostly finishing with the inside of their foot, so it looks like finesse shots are going to be a method of composed finishing, making finishing more consistent.
This is something that was badly needed!
The ball physics have been redesigned in FIFA 20 to allow for the most realistic footballing experience yet!
Bounces, curl, player control, ball movement all looks a lot more realistic than it did in FIFA 19 certainly, hopefully it’s consistent and not a randomised thing that can change throughout a match. Again, promising stuff.
This new feature will allow more attacking opportunities to get past your opponent, whilst also giving defenders a wider range of defending skills to win back the ball in 1v1 situations.
Last but not least, we get to 1 v 1’s. Defending in particular looks a lot more consistent and rewarding for performing a well-timed tackle, which is fantastic.
It also looks like attackers can get by defenders fairly easily with dribbling, pace etc, which again is a good thing, as any defender could catch any attacker on FIFA 19, with pace not a big issue.
The real question is which will they lean on more, will it favour the attacker or the defender? We’ll have to wait and see.
EA SPORTS also released a few more specific gameplay details that weren’t on the trailer, but did make it on to their website as part of their features announcement.
Here’s what has been revealed.
Move with more agility. Lure the defender in. Beat them with speed or skill. New strafe dribbling adds new dimensions for attacking play in FIFA 20.
Take back possession with Active Touch Tackling and new animations that reward you for well-timed defensive play.
More clinical finishing when one-on-one. More risk with volleys and long shots. Overhauled shooting creates more realism in front of goal
AI Defending Overhaul
Win it back with better defensive support from AI-controlled players via an overhauled positioning and tackling system.
Natural Player Motion
Experience more natural and realistic movement all over the pitch with innovations in player motion and positioning.
Realistic ball movement with more authentic spins and bounces create a true-to-life match experience in FIFA 20.
New Shot Trajectories
Curling shots. Dipping free kicks. Knuckleballs. First-time rising strikes. All made possible by the new Ball Motion System in FIFA 20.