Everything you need to know about FIFA 16.
PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC
Release Date:September 22nd 2015 (North America), September 24th 2015 (Europe)
FIFA 16 is a sports game produced by EA Sports that is based on professional soccer leagues both in the United States and across the globe. FIFA is a global soccer authority and the game is based on the teams that fall under its umbrella. The game took a significant step in 2016 when it introduced playable women’s teams into the series for the first time. The game also featured women on the cover of the game for the first time. Finally, this was the first time that EA Sports allowed fans of the series to actually vote on what players would appear on the cover of the game.
The game was released on September 22, 2015 in the United States and September 24, 2015 in Europe. The title was met with some outcry over changes made to the series but it was still met with mostly positive reviews from game critics.
FIFA 16 was officially announced on May 28, 2015 though it was expected to be in development long before that considering the game is part of a long running series. FIFA 16 was announced with an official reveal trailer that also showed off the inclusion of the women’s football feature. The video included live and in-game footage of such players as Morgan, Leroux, Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Spain’s Verónica Boquete, England’s Eniola Aluko and Steph Houghton, Germany’s Célia Šašić, Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani. The addition of Boquete is especially interesting considering that she had actually petitioned EA Sports through Change.org to include female players a few years back.
While the game was brought to most of the usual platforms such as the PS4, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC and even mobile games, it is not being brought to the Vita or the Nintendo 3DS. That is especially noteworthy considering it’s the first time that the game won’t be offered on some sort of Nintendo platform. The company also changed the way it developed games for the Xbox 360 and the PS3. While many of the features offered in the PS4 and Xbox One and PC are present in the last generation platforms, features like Creation Centre, custom music and chants, the FIFA Interactive World Cup, GameFace, match lobbies and the secondary English commentary from Andy Townsend and Clyde Tyldesley have all been left out of the last generation version of FIFA 16.
Late in the development process, EA Sports had to remove 13 female soccer players from the game, due to threats being made by the NCAA. The athletic association told the video game company that if those 13 players were included in the game, it would jeopardize those players’ eligibility. EA Sports said they didn’t agree with the decision and claimed it had fulfilled all conditions but still took the players out of the game in order to avoid damaging their careers. The 13 players are:
EA Sports takes great pride in offering up impressive music soundtracks and that is continued in FIFA 16. The company has also been good at tailoring its musical tastes to players of the game. The entire list of tracks included in the game are:
There isn’t a story mode in FIFA 16. Players play through seasons, franchises and tournaments using their favorite FIFA teams and how the matches unfold makes up the story of the game. There is also a career mode that takes a more in depth dive for users who wants to pretend that they are actually FIFA level soccer players. There are summer tournaments and training sessions that will affect how a player progresses throughout their career in order to become a better player. The game does not have the kind of intensive story mode for this that was introduced in other sports games like NBA 2K16 or even WWE 2K16 where there are behind the scenes actions and interactions taking place.
In addition to the usual gameplay features that are included in most of the FIFA series games, FIFA 16 has added the revamped Career mode. Players will be able to play in 78 different stadiums, 50 of which are real world venues based and modeled after the actual stadiums. The game has also overhauled the FIFA 16 Ultimate Team mode. While that part of the gameplay has been included in a number of other games in the series. The game has added a new draft mode. The other modes that have been included in the previous games in the series return as well.
All of the men’s FIFA teams that have been included in previous versions of the game’s series return in FIFA 16. The new additions in this game are the women’s teams. There are 12 international women’s teams in this year’s game:
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game