Our mates at EA invited us to have a first look at FIFA 18 last week, and told us all about the new game! Here’s what we learned…
GAMEPLAY IS EPIC!
EA reckon FIFA 18 is the biggest improvement to gameplay for years, and the way players move is way more fluid and realistic. Your players respond to your instructions straight away – when you press shoot, they shoot!
YOU CAN FEEL THE ATMOSPHERE!
The look and sound of stadiums have been upgraded to capture unique atmospheres from around the world. We played at Boca Juniors’ Bombonera, and it was sick! You can even jump into the crowd to celebrate with fans!
PLAYER LIKENESSES ARE RIDICULOUS!
Every year we say that the game is becoming more and more life-like, and every year it just gets better! The likenesses are crazy now – check out this incredibleclose-up of Cristiano Ronaldo!
DRIBBLING IS BETTER!
You’ll be able to use the skills of top dribblers better than ever on FIFA 18! Players respond to every touch of the controller, and move in their own unique way. Slow dribble is back on R1/RB, and no-touch dribble has been improved!
THE GAME IS SMARTER!
Player movement off the ball improved for FIFA 17, and it’s stepped up again! Your team-mates understand when to make a run and when to come short, while the opposition is able to use a wide variety of tactics against you!
EA SPORTS said crosses on FIFA 17 were looped up too much, so now regular crosses will be whipped in instead. You’ll still be able to loop it in by holding L1/LB, and drill it by holding R1/RB, but there’s no more double and triple tapping!
YOU CAN MAKE QUICK SUBS!
A cool new addition is the option to make a quick tactical tweak. When the ball goes out, you’ll have the chance to change a player by holding R2/RT, and selecting your super sub!
MORE 'DRAMATIC MOMENTS'!
EA have tried to make it easier to recreate some of footy’s most beautiful moments! They’re calling this quality new feature ‘Dramatic Moments’, and it means that slick through-balls, long-range screamers and epic volleys are all possible!