Some Expectations for FIFA 16


So its been more around 4 months since FIFA 15 has been out and it got mixed reaction from dedicated FIFA fans, EA Sports brought the game to next gen consoles and even PC got the next gen version. There was quite a few gameplay changes in the game from more players animations, facial expression, better ball physics and some tactical changes. Apart from that there were minor changes like live tv presentations before the game (view of the stadium), animated crowd, trembling cross bars, dirty kits and animated substitute bench.1

EA Sports also got 20 premier league official clubs and stadiums which got a good feeling in the game but since it was the first time that FIFA was released on next gen, we can safely say that FIFA 16 will make the better use of PS4 and Xbox one hardware and today we take a look at some of the wanted features and our wishlist for FIFA 16.

Better Graphics

No doubt FIFA 15 looks great on the next-gen consoles but it still feels like something is missing. When you compare FIFA with other PS4 and Xbox One titles, you get the feeling that not as much effort was put into graphic fidelity. Better skin material and smoother looking models are some of the things that stand out. The hair system also feels like it’s from the last generation of consoles. Other than that the new stadiums and match day presentations look amazing. Taking advantage of the new DX11 graphics API can quickly solve this problem. Using Tessellation can smooth out models and you can use the new SSS shaders for a more realistic look.

Goalkeeper AI

Developers improved FIFA 15 goalkeeper animations but they forgot to improve the artificial intelligence. Sometimes it can be quite disappointing when long range shots seem to wiz past the keeper and into the back of the net. There are even some one-on-one situations where you feel like the keeper should have done better. Improving the goalkeeper AI would be a great addition for FIFA 16.11

Online Multiplayer

The FIFA 15 launch was plagued by online lagging issues and it’s even worse on the PC version compared to the console version. When they release the new FIFA 16 we hope they use dedicated servers to help with the lagging. Online mulitplayer is increasing in popularity year-on-year, with scope to add many new features. In fact, popularity is growing so much that professional tournaments are being held online which can be viewed on sites such as Eventually, there may be enough interest for betting site such as to create a market for these tournaments.

Micro Stuttering and Bugs

PC gamers have a right to feel aggrieved because most games are console ports. Console port games tend to be buggy and FIFA 15 isn’t exempt from this problem. FIFA 15 for the PC had a specific bug where all players wanted to run into the middle of the field. Most probably FIFA 16 will be a console port, but they should optimise the game better to work with graphics card drivers, so as to eliminate micro stuttering and other bugs.

End-To-End Game Play

FIFA 14 was defence oriented, whilst FIFA 15 is more forward based. This means that games all look like end-to-end encounters, which has removed the realistic nature of previous FIFA titles. The reason we play FIFA is that the gameplay is one of the closest things to realism. In FIFA 16 they should carefully balance the two.

To conclude, FIFA 15 is the second release for the relatively new PS4 and Xbox one. Over the next few years the games are not only going to look better and better but they will have a more authentic feel. These are just some of the suggestions that we hope EA can implement for the next version of FIFA. It remains to be seen whether EA Sports will take note, but they’ll be up against heavy competition from PES if they don’t.

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