FIFA 16 release date set for September 24; New features include changes to Career Mode and FUT Draft


Electronic Arts has revealed new information regarding “FIFA 16” during Gamescom 2015 in Germany, and it includes a revamped Career Mode and Ultimate Team Draft.

Ahead of the game’s release on September 24, the developer shared that two latest additions have been made for Career Mode as requested by fans: Pre-season Tournaments and Player Training, alongside restructured features such as Updated Global Transfer Network, New Club Transfer Budgets, and New Story of the Season.

Pre-season tournaments allow players to take their major clubs around the world as they prepare for the upcoming campaigns. This may provide a good venue for gamers to work on their tactical skills and plan line-ups more efficiently as the more challenging the match is, the greater the reward.

On the other hand, Player Training is said to be the most in-demand aspect that is lacking from previous Fifa iterations. Using this mode, a player may choose a footballer he wants to train manually or through simulations with the help of team’s manager.

With FIFA Ultimate Team Draft, FUT points or coins may be spent in order to enter a tournament either online or against the computer. The minimum entry amount is set at 15,000 coins or 300 FUT Points and the higher the streak of winning, comes a good reward,

Ultimate Team creative director Adam Shaikh talks about the improvements and said, “We actually have regular updates. If we do find there are problems with sort of, any stability or load or anything like that, there is a team that sort of focuses on doing updates and we actually have a number of releases of several improvements throughout the year and we continue to do that,” Videogamer shares.

Moreover, Express reports that for fans who have a membership with EA Access and cannot wait to get their hands on the game, they may download the initial version five days ahead of the normal launch. Gamers will also have 10 percent discount on other digital purchases from the vault.

The only caveat is, the changes are only available for latest consoles across platforms Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, the report added.