FIFA 20: EA promises career mode will “keep growing, we’re not stopping here”
Enhancements to career mode, ball physics and gameplay will set FIFA 20 apart EA claim.
We are racing toward the 24 September release of EA Sports’ flagship title FIFA 20, however it is not the only football game coming this year. Konami’s PES 2020 will have a two-week head start as it drops on 10 September.
The arms race between the two titles has seen exclusive rights for Juventus move over to PES, while new features like Volta Football have been introduced to FIFA to try and keep their hold of the footballing crown.
Following on from the ‘Pitch Notes’ release, EA Sports’ Senior Game Designer Alex Constantinescu outlines major improvements being made to Career mode in FIFA 20.
In the past few years, just like a professional football team with no investment, Career mode has felt stale. Minor interactive gameplay improvements have failed to limit the stagnation, which has led to vocal criticism from the gaming community. Many players felt that meaningful updates were lacking, and that EA game designers were failing to improve on previous editions.
However with FIFA 20, EA is taking the first step in righting the wrongs. Internal tool sets have now been completed for the press conference feature, freeing up valuable resources so that future editions can see more improvements. It makes sense that many of the changes to FIFA 20’s Career mode have been designed to make the game more reactive.
This is one of many moves that reflects EA’s decision to deliver more aspects of an RPG to the FIFA universe.
“It’s a mode that’s going to keep on growing, we’re not stopping here.” Alex Constantinescu, Senior Game Designer.