As the 2019/2020 season kicks into high gear, EA's FIFA series is back with a host of improvements and one big new twist on its classic formula.
With FIFA 20 EA Sports is taking the beautiful game back to the streets for a more casual, creative version of the sports know and love. Pitches are swapped out for courts and cages, sponsored kits are swapped out for casual-wear and tight formations and tactics are swapped out for a more dramatic style of play that's fast and fancy. Configurations include 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 modes, as well as rush, where there's no keeper.
Less obvious but no less important are changes that have been made under the hood. EA has been playing around with the pillars of how matches move and flow, crafting what it calls Football Intelligence around 'decisive moments' (play on the ball); 'authentic game flow' (off the ball) and ball physics (which sort of explains itself).
As ever, fidelity to real world elements of the game is a big part of FIFA. The UEFA Champions League; UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup are all present, accounted for and fully licensed, complete with official broadcast overlays, kit badges, match balls and trophies.
Returning fans will also be glad of returning modes including FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, Career Mode, a standalone Champions League Mode.
Basically, EA Sports FIFA 20 is the full package!