Fifa 15 to boast “biggest visual step the franchise has ever take” say EA Sports

EA Sports officially unveiled Fifa 15 at E3 last night.

Fifa 15 will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC later this year. It will be powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE engine.

EA announced that fans who pre-order FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition will receive approximately $40 USD value of FIFA Ultimate Team content including new EA Sports Football Club items and game celebrations.

The headline feature for next-gen tech is that Fifa 15 will boast ‘Emotional Intelligence’, which models the emotional state of all 22 players on the pitch, giving fans a chance to experience first-hand the attitudes and personalities of the world’s best football players during a match. Players will now have a range of emotions that apparently evolve contextually throughout the game based on interactions with opponents and teammates. Each player has an attitude or feeling towards everyone else on the pitch and will react accordingly during the game’s events – frustration after missed passes, anger with hard tackles, and excitement when chances are taken are just some of the over 600 reaction animations that could tell the story of the game.

“We want our fans to feel the highs and lows of the drama that is football, and experience the emotional rollercoaster that plays out during a match,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer, EA Sports. Fifa.

“We’re now able to immerse you in the game and let the story of the match unfold based on new commentary, crowd activity, and the natural reactions of the players, which make every game unique.”

FIFA 15 will also feature ‘Living Pitch’ where everything is alive and the turf evolves at every step, plant, or slide. For the first time ever, the FIFA development team utilized physically based rendering to bring atmospheres and players to life, further blurring the line between the virtual and real world of football. The new rendering works in combination with a new player model and rigging system to make every athlete look and feel athletic, lean, and true to their natural form. FIFA 15 is played on a Living Pitch where boots and hard slide tackles will leave their mark as each match progresses; players will get mud and dirt on their kits.

Other visual details include animated LED ad boards, corner flag and goal frame movement, and realistic atmosphere conditions will keep fans immersed in the game.

“Visually, this is the biggest step the FIFA franchise has ever taken,” said David Rutter.

“We set out with the goal of creating atmosphere, players, crowds, and pitches that not only look like they do on match day, but also feel like they do when you play or watch football – it’s a level of immersion we’ve never been able to bring to the game before.”

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