Having Cristiano Ronaldo as the cover start is one of the major changes that come with FIFA 18. Looking at the current success in FIFA 17’s Frostbite engine, this year’s performance will definitely be something to watch out for in the game.
Although FIFA 17 was a huge breakthrough in a number of ways, it had its shortcomings. This game was more difficult to get used to and the overall user experience was rather technical in FIFA 17. It took some time to get used to the game and features such as dribbling were still slow during player control. With is scheduled release on September 29th, FIFA 18 is ready to roll out. Here are 5 new changes that FIFA 18 has in store:
Learn the changes detail by IGN:
1. Season Two of ‘The Journey’ story mode
The career of Alex Hunter received a lot of interest from gamers all over the world and the first season of ‘The Journey’ had over 14 million plays. Needless to say, the inclusion of the story mode was a huge leap for both FIFA and EA. In this all new season, prepare to see some thrilling European action as the young player travels to one of Europe’s major clubs.
This season, Alex will feature alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and the game developers are keen to see the reception of the star’s world popularity in the gaming realm. This season will also test Hunter’s mentality in the face of football fanatics: Expect a thrilling clash in part two of this story mode.
2. Stadium Setting
The atmosphere in stadiums together with roaring crowds is the number one starter-pack for football all over the world. FIFA 18 has improved this in a big way by incorporating a unique touch to many stadiums even the less popular ones. For instance, the stadiums in South America have big flags and chanting crowds coupled with musical instruments that reflect the tropical climate of the region. This brings a more realistic scene while playing.
3. In-game Changes
It is generally annoying when a friend suddenly stops the game in between to change a player or make a substitution due to injury. EA has included a live in-play substitution feature that allows players make quick substitutions while the match continues. In the case of an injury, the options for replacement appear on the screen almost immediately and changes can be administered automatically. It makes playing more enjoyable and easier with few interruptions.
4. Player Characteristics
In a recent report, FIFA producers insisted on the need to make gameplay experience more realistic to an extent that it would be difficult to differentiate between a live match on TV and a FIFA football match. FIFA’s recent simulations have seen massive advancements in graphics technology with the faces of real football players looking almost identical to their virtual counterparts. The newest version of FIFA should be nothing short of this.
5. Ball Control
As mentioned earlier, dribbling in FIFA 17 seemed slow and harder to execute during gameplay. In FIFA 18, dribbling is redefined with less emphasis on control and more on basic left analog stick toggle-type of dribbling. This is a refreshing change that should make gameplay more enjoyable and subsequently easier for beginners.