With Emotional Intelligence, FIFA 15 models the emotional state 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. FIFA 15 players now have a range of emotions that evolve contextually throughout the game based on interactions with opponents and teammates. Each player has an attitude or feeling towards everyone else on the pitch and will react accordingly during the game’s events – frustration after missed passes, anger with hard tackles, and excitement when chances are taken are just some of the over 600 reaction animations that could tell the story of the game.
“We want our fans to feel the highs and lows of the drama that is football, and experience the emotional rollercoaster that plays out during a match,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA. “We’re now able to immerse you in the game and let the story of the match unfold based on new commentary, crowd activity, and the natural reactions of the players, which make every game unique.”
In FIFA 15, Authentic Player Visuals come to life on a Living Pitch where everything is alive and the turf evolves at every step, plant, or slide. For the first time ever, the FIFA development team utilized physically based rendering to bring atmospheres and players to life, further blurring the line between the virtual and real world of football. The new rendering works in combination with a new player model and rigging system to make every athlete look and feel athletic, lean, and true to their natural form. FIFA 15 is played on a Living Pitch where boots and hard slide tackles will leave their mark as each match progresses; players will get mud and dirt on their kits. Other visual details including animated LED ad boards, corner flag and goal frame movement, and realistic atmosphere conditions will keep fans immersed in the game.
“Visually, this is the biggest step the FIFA franchise has ever taken,” said David Rutter. “We set out with the goal of creating atmosphere, players, crowds, and pitches that not only look like they do on match day, but also feel like they do when you play or watch football – it’s a level of immersion we’ve never been able to bring to the game before.”
Agility & Control builds on step-based locomotion and delivers an all new level of responsiveness and control to FIFA 15. Tuned player biomechanics cause players to react and move with balance and closer control when in possession of the ball. Precise steps and turns at low speed, and closer control at high speeds will give FIFA 15 fans more control and increased mobility when commanding players on the pitch. New stutters and strides let you cut, sprint, and explode out of turns, and run touch dribbling gives players’ personality that reflects their real self. A new ball physics system models ball movement depending on the spin and the precise contact with the ball. The accurate movement of the ball, combined with the control of the player brings a new level of realism to dribbles, touches, passes, and deflections in FIFA 15.
Off the ball, Man to Man Battles transforms defending in FIFA 15. Players now use full-body defending to separate their man from the ball, while possession tackles will reward great defending, helping defenders keep the ball close to their feet when a challenge is made. New shoulder barges, shirt pulling, and big fall physics allow fans to feel the battle making dispossessing opponents more rewarding than ever.
Opponents and Teammates in FIFA 15 now make decisions just like real athletes. New to FIFA 15, players now have short, medium, and long term objectives that they decide upon as a team and execute using Team Tactics. If a team is up by a goal, they might park the bus, or if they are down a goal, they might try to get it in the mixer to be more direct in attack and secure a last gasp winner. This, along with other Team Tactics and mentality choices, creates emergent and realistic gameplay moments that become part of every game.
Think you know what would make a winning team? Concept Squads is a powerful new squad planning tool that allows you to put together squads using every player available in FUT. Use concept squads to plan out your next moves. Find replacements for players, test out the chemistry of an entirely new midfield, or even a whole new squad before investing in the Transfer Market.
FRIENDS KEEP SCORE
The new Friendly Seasons mode lets you challenge your friends in a 1 v 1 version of the fan favourite Seasons format and track your stats against them. Win seasons to earn the current title holder position and the bragging rights that come with it!
In FUT 15 you’ll be able to try out some of the most highly sought after players in the game right away by signing them to your club on loan! Sign loan players for the set amount of matches and use them wisely during their loan contract’s duration to win a big Tournament Final or get the decisive win to clinch a Season Title.
YOUR TEAM, YOUR WAYFUT
is the closest thing to owning your own football team. With over 12,000 players to choose from there are endless possibilities for squad creation. Every decision counts. You call the shots on who gets to stay and who gets transferred. It’s personal when you win or lose because it’s the team you’ve built.
BETTER CHEMISTRY, BIGGER GOALS
Success on the pitch isn’t just about having the best players, but having the right players together. Matching players of the same club, nationality and position will help create your ultimate team. With strong chemistry you’ll see the results on the pitch in the form of stunning passes and epic goals.
KEEPING UP WITH THE REAL WORLD
FIFA Ultimate Team reflects the real world of football. Players who perform exceptionally well in real life are represented by in-form items in our game. Boost your team with these superstars!
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST TRANSFER MARKET
Need a dominant striker who can take a ball in the air? FUT has the world’s biggest transfer market with millions of transfers made daily. Play the market to gain coins, acquire players to complete your squad, or move players that no longer fit on your team.
PLAY ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!
Stay on top of your FIFA Ultimate Team anywhere! Make key trades, pick up top players, and more – all on your mobile device with the EASFC Companion App, or online through the FIFA Ultimate Team web app.
Transfer your FIFA Points between Xbox 360 and Xbox One or between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. You must first start on your console to transfer your FIFA Points before they are available on the web or companion apps.
Each week FIFA Ultimate Team assembles the best players from international and club competition around the world. This collection of players is available to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team.
What an incredible few days for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. On Saturday, he scored three goals as the club embarrassed Deportivo La Coruña 2:8 in the Galicia city. He continued the goal scoring on Tuesday, this time putting four past the keeper, including two from the penalty spot, as Real Madrid defeated Elche 5:1.
Staying in Spain, new acquired Ivan Rakitić scored his first goal for FC Barcelona, as they easily defeated Levante 0:5 on Sunday. The victory keeps the club in first place, two points ahead of Valencia and Sevilla FC.
On Sunday, Manchester City and Chelsea played out to a 1:1 draw. While most of the focus was on former Chelsea player, Frank Lampard scoring the equalizing goal against his old side, a lot of attention was paid to the fine play of James Milner. In addition to earning the assist in Lampard goal in the 85th minute, he played well in multiple roles after the hosts were reduced to 10-men in the 66th minute.
GK: Mattia Perin – Genoa (Italy)
LB: Ricardo Rodriguez – VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)
CB: Winston Reid – West Ham United (England)
CB: Papy Mison Djilobodji – FC Nantes (France)
RB: Ricardo van Rhijn – Ajax (The Netherlands)
LW: Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid (Spain)
CM: Ivan Rakitić – FC Barcelona (Spain)
CM: Adam Maher – PSV (The Netherlands)
RM: James Milner – Manchester City (England)
ST: André-Pierre Gignac – Olympique de Marseille (France)
ST: Salomón Rondón – Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
Substitutes & Reserves
GK: Loris Karius – 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Germany)
CDM: Dele Alli – Milton Keynes Dons (England)
RM: Roberto Torres – CA Osasuna (Spain)
CAM: Ronny – Hertha BSC (Germany)
ST: Mana Dembélé – AS Nancy (France)
ST: Jamie Vardy – Leicester City (England)
ST: Bradley Wright-Philips – New York Red Bulls (United States)