What can we expect from FIFA 18?

Aug 25,2017


Football is back and FIFA 18 is just on the cornor! Hurrah!

No matter what's your team or inclination, EA's football phenomenon will be close to your idea. Unless you are a kind of player more like Pro Evolution Soccer, of course. With the development of Konami's super simulation game in recent years, EA Sports will strengthen its always fulsome effort with FIFA both on and off the pitch. Then what can we expect from FIFA 18?

After shifting to EA's proprietary game engine last year, FIFA 18 is the series’ sophomore year on Frostbite. And after getting hands-on with the game, you can see how the FIFA team mastered the quirks of the engine. There is a definable difference in both look and motion. It looks very stunning with a vast improvement in lighting and texture.

But of course, it's all in how to play, and there's an unquestionable improvement. The game is smoother, natural, and perhaps the most important is unpredictable. A new animation system sees the ball bouncing and bobbling in a more realistic way, and players will move and shape their bodies in a variety of different ways that opens up attack and defense options, and EA is also committed to more control over both crossing and dribbling. With the situation that FIFA is not conducive to the case of PES in recent years, EA's games are often a bit automated as fancy but overlong animations play out. Obviously, how that plays out long term remains to be seen, but in the short term it seems to be addressed in certain style.

Another area that FIFA 18 was behind PES is in terms of player and team personality. Teams and players feel more personalized in PES, allowing you to adjust tactics and fight against better teams through intelligent tactics and physical strength. It seems that this is something that FIFA has taken to heart, promising more defined player personality. EA are promising even individual players will feel like their real-world counterparts, but the important thing will be if this idea filters throughout all of the teams and players to make for compelling, unpredictable match-ups.

FIFA 18 Release Date & Platforms

FIFA 18 will release on September 29 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and PS3(Buy FIFA 18 Coins). For the avoidance of questions, all of the content listed here will apply to PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. The Switch has its own features that we will further down while the older consoles’ offering will be more limited.