'FIFA 16' release date, cover, news: Lionel Messi's 'No Touch Dribbling' is new move for players


The upcoming FIFA 16 just got a new feature. A new sleek move will be coming to the game, football superstar Lionel Messi’s “No Touch Dribbling”.

The new move makes the player temporarily let the ball stand and change in direction of the stance, thereby faking a turn in his run, but then changing back into a certain direction and going back into the ball.

With Messi as the master of this signature move, EA Sports had him demonstrate how the move is done, and he was motion-captured using state of the art technology that perfectly recreates his movements thereby giving players the most realistic feel of pulling off the move in the game.

Messi explained how the move is done. In the promotional video posted on YouTube by EA Sports, he said: “First, I fake to the left or right with my leg, then in the direction where the defender is standing. I always try to wrong-foot him, so I can have a better chance of gaining the advantage.”

He further explained: “When one is face to face there is always more room and it is much more difficult for the defender because the attacker has more chances to break away in any direction.”

The “No Touch Dribbling” move is not exclusive to Messi, as it can be used by any player, though the success rate is still dependent on how skilled the player is.

FIFA 16features, for the first time in franchise history, players form the Womens National Teams. Teams available to play are from Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, and Mexico. However, fantasy matchups of Mens National Teams versus Womens National Teams are not possible since the ladies can only be pit against their fellow female players.

FIFA 16 comes to the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 consoles, as well as on PC this coming September 22.