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FIFA 15’s going for the heart

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This year’s iteration of EA’s beautiful game simulator, FIFA 15, has a number of new features that purport to make the game even better. You’d be hard pressed to convince somebody like me that there are new things, but such is the nature of annualised games; those who play them every year will see them while the rest of us look on like confused muppets. One of those apparent features this year is one of emotion.

In a few ways, it’s an idea thiefed from last year’s broken Pro Evo; players actually have heart and emotion. In FIFA 15, players will actually develop feelings or attitudes towards other players – which will grow as the match progresses. They’ll even start showing dissatisfaction at team mates who regularly miss shots on goal, throwing their hands up to their heads in disbelief. It’s actually rather impressive, and kinda neat.

It goes a long way in to making the digital football matches more dramatic, mirroring the intensity of real-life football.

Crowds will also show emotion by cheering and chanting for their favourite players and teams, also changing in intensity and fervour as the games go on. Commentators will also pick up and comment on fan reactions; making this year’s game just that little bit more realistic.

There are over 600 emotion-based player animations, including celebratory nonsense like 10 player pile-ups and other boastful bits of flair that don’t involve taking shirts off.

FIFA 15 is coming on September 25 in North America. It’ll be released in Europe on September 26 on 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Wii, Vita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Remember, pre-ordering the Xbox One locally nets you a download token for FIFA 15 for free.

Last Updated: July 21, 2014


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 21, 2014 at 07:51

    That’s pretty cool. Stuff like this makes a big difference to your sense of immersion.


  2. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    July 21, 2014 at 08:20




  3. MakeItLegal

    July 21, 2014 at 08:35

    Um , while we all being sexist , I assume after the ubisoft fiasco it’s safe to assume FIFA 15 will feature women ?


    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      July 21, 2014 at 10:20

      Probably the same way that Rugby features women. With them dancing half nekid before the game starts and then again during the half time alcohol drinking break. And them wrestling in mud while $100 bills and thrown at them by Julius Malema..


  4. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 21, 2014 at 08:35

    But will you be able to have a relationship with other players? Seriously. If they don’t then we are going to have people throwing their hands up in the air over the fact that there isn’t enough “inclusion”


  5. Zubair

    July 21, 2014 at 09:36

    Fifa 2030 (gameplay demo)

    Messi is awake and very hungry.
    Well done! Messi is now full and ready to play. (Press “X” to digest faster)

    Suarez has rabies and needs to go the vet.
    Achievement earned! “Muzzled Maniac” o_0

    Next game: Charity Shield Final
    Optional objective: Catch a streaker with a half-volley to the head.


  6. Jonah Cash

    July 21, 2014 at 10:33

    I remember last year shitting myself that PES went for emotion…. Now look the shoe is on the other foot, how nice!!! Emotions won’t be why I buy this, I will buy this because I am starting to think that I am an idiot…. Yes, yes that is the only logical explanation that I have!!


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