After a long, football-less summer, fans can now start relaxing a bit. The boredom of not having any football action for a few weeks may have become pretty unbearable, but it is not long now until the new season starts. Hooray! And with a new season that means a new installment of the massively popular and successful FIFA games.
FIFA has sold more than 100 million copies. It is the bestselling sports game in history. The reason for this is that it is brilliant. Not only is it brilliant but it keeps getting better and better each year. With improvements on each annual edition, and advancements in technology and graphics, the games have come a long way over time. Nowadays, it is pretty hard to differentiate between the game and real life. To the untrained eye it may look like gamers are actually watching a game of football. OK, maybe that’s going a bit far, but it is still quite realistic.
The reasons why the games have such repeat sales each year is because things that were wrong the years before have been fixed. New features have been added and teams are updated. There are plenty of other additions that the developers make each time. There is also usually a new game mode or something of similar significance. So, what can gamers expect to see for the first time in the new installment?
With the massive popularity of the Women’s World Cup this year, FIFA have finally included some women’s teams in the new game. This is something that has never been done in a football game in the past. Because the women’s game differs massively from the men’s game, extensive research has gone into this new feature to make it feel as accurate and real as possible. The game’s developers have said that, when playing as the women’s teams, gamers will have a completely different feel. There will obviously be technical differences as there are in real life. They say they have wanted to do this for many years but only recently had the technology to create it authentically.
With a couple of months left until the game’s release, gamers should look forward to what else might be in the new game. At the time of writing, Chelsea are around 6/4 with the bookmakers to win the league again in real life, but that might not be the case in the gaming world!