FIFA 20 Demo: What we want to see in the preview of the game

With EA dropping news and leaks from the Beta, let's hope the latest trial is the best yet.

There’s less than one month before the FIFA 20 Demo will be released, and EA have been building up the hype over the past few weeks, by releasing some tantalising details.

Volta and Career Mode information has already dropped in the pitch notes and here’s what we expect to see in the demo next month!

Volta Tour & League

Volta are the flagship features for EA’s promotion of FIFA 20, so a lot of the upcoming demo will focus on its Tour, League and Story modes. 

The Volta League will seemingly work just like the online mode in Ultimate Team, with you trying to get to the top division by playing against opponents online and getting promoted up the leagues. We also expect there’ll be cup tournament available too, but how much of this we’ll see in the demo is just speculation right now.

The Volta Tour seems to be like Career Mode but instead of managing a real-life professional club, you'll be able to make your own and shape its image to be whatever you want it to be. 

Of course, we won't be able to go all the way to winning the Volta World Championship, but it'd be good to see what's on offer, because if anything's going to help FIFA keep its football crown, it's this.

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Whatever is included in the demo, this is going to be exciting to play and be a breath of fresh air in a series that's always been centred on 11 v 11. For this reason some version of Volta MUST be in the demo.

Volta Story

Earlier this month, it was announced that Volta story would replace The Journey in this year's FIFA title. It's fair to say that the FIFA community had grown tired of The Journey by FIFA 19, so this new gameplay mode could inject new life into the franchise.

We have some information, a few quotes and the video below, which appears to be the opening of the game, but we can't say for sure.

This appears to have shades of FIFA Street and we want to see more gameplay, even if it's just a cut-scene like the above video. So far, we've only got GIFs to go on, I'd be shocked if we didn't have some match gameplay to sink our teeth into and some more cut scenes to watch.

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I'd be surprised if we didn't see a cameo from a high profile player - like in The Journey - at some point, to help hype up the game. There are even rumours The Journey's protagonist Alex Hunter could make an appearance.

Let's hope for the first chapter or mission in the Demo. 

Career Mode

We've already seen new features such as new player conversation, more in-depth manager customisation and revamped press conferences revealed, but we're going to be able to get our hands on the game next month. 

With demos, you're normally only allowed to manage a few games into a Career Mode, but with the new and more interactive press conferences, we'll have the opportunity to speak to the media after taking over at our chosen club, if not a little more. It'll be great to test the waters and see the reaction of the fans and players to specific answers you give.

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It'll also be good to see exactly how much customisation options are available for your manager in Career Mode, as from the screenshot below, it appears to be a lot.

Headwear is just the tip of the iceberg for manager customisationThere are also aspects such as more backgrounds and settings when liaising with a player and his agent, which would be nice to see on our screens.

FUT New Modes

FIFA Ultimate Team is set for its biggest revamp in years, as new game modes including King of the Hill and Mystery Ball have been added for FIFA 20. It'd be great to have these modes available for us to try in the demo, as well as friendlies. 

We don't have a lot of info on what exactly we'll be able to set as our "House rules" in friendlies, but that will all change soon. EA will let us get our hands on some of these modes, if not all of them for the demo. 

Who can't wait for FUT Friendlies?We're most looking forward to playing Mystery Ball, it'll be a great tactical battle to see who comes out on top, and it won't always be the best player.

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Here's what EA have to say on the new modes; “Mystery Ball gives the attacking side boosts to their Passing, Shooting, Dribbling, Speed, or All attributes, adding an element of unpredictability to every match. Meanwhile, in King of the Hill, players fight for possession in a randomly generated zone on the pitch to boost the amount your next goal is worth.”

Honourable mention: Euro 2020

This is a longshot, but it'll probably get a mention, at the very least. The 2020 European Championships take place in summer next year and qualifying for the major international tournaments has already begun. 

Long gone are the days where the World Cup and Euros had their own game, we haven't seen that since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Instead, DLC's have been created towards the end of the FIFA games' life cycle to add interest before the following year's game is released.

The Euros were last seen on FIFA in 2012We'd like to see Euro 2020 qualification fixtures added into kick-off mode, even if some of the national teams are unlicenced. After PES have made huge strides ahead of their 2020 release, EA have to pull out all the stops to prevent them losing their stranglehold on the football gaming scene and this would be a relatively simple one to include.

With the UEFA licenses acquired last year for the Champions League and Europa League last season, we can expect this be extended for Euro 2020. 

READ MORE: Absolutely Everything to know about FIFA 20

The FIFA 20 demo is available worldwide on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on 12th September 2019, with the full game being released on 27th September.

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George Howson

23-year-old F1 & Football fanatic from Yorkshire who tells it as it is. Outside of writing, I'm a photographer, podcaster and Engineering graduate.