A new season of football (soccer) is about to kick off, and EA have a few new tricks to show you in FIFA 16. As well as the addition of female international stars, FIFA 16 is bringing in some changes to make the game play, feel and sound better.
After a few years of slumber, Career mode has seen some new changes, which fans have been craving for. For too long, Career mode was left wanting, with FUT, or FIFA Ultimate Team taking the spotlight as the main feature, but this year, we are getting the updates we have been waiting for. Please note that the following two additions are only available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Last gen players will have to upgrade to experience the following new features.
The first addition is the introduction of pre-season tournaments. Prior to a given season, your club will be invited to three out of a possible nine tournaments, played in Asia, Europe, Latin America, or North America. Just as with real football clubs, these matches will be a great opportunity to work on your team tactics and line-ups before the start of the regular season – use all your subs to test squad players. The prize purse from these tournaments gets allocated to your transfer budget for the upcoming season.
Next up, is player training. Instead of spending your time and money on the transfer market, why not train up your up and coming youth academy players? You can also train your veteran players, to help boost their skills and abilities on the pitch. Each week, select up to five squad players to train from a number of training drills, each focused on developing specific attributes. This will allow for greater growth in youth squad players and to create more value to the club.
EA have made a bunch of other improvements to FIFA 16’s Career Mode, all based on feedback from the community. These include:
- Sign free agents outside of the transfer window.
- Scout Reports – After scouting a player reports are available to you now for an entire calendar year before expiring vs three months in FIFA 15.
- Transfer Budget -Transfer budgets are now more realistically tailored to the club you’re using in Career Mode. Also, a percentage of the remaining budget from the previous season will carry over to the next. and will vary based on where your club finished in regards to season goals.
- Loans – Short loans have increased from three to six months and there is now an option to issue two-year loans.
- Friendly Subs – You will be able to issue an unlimited number of substitutions during friendly matches.
- More Realistic Transfers – While the transfer window is open, we have tuned the number of ‘high-profile’ moves by big players to better match the number of changes that typically happen in the real-world.
- Improved Player Transfer Values – We’ve addressed values of players to better match the real-world transfer market.
[Source: EA Sports]