FIFA 20 Release Date, Updated Features, Volta Mode, More Revealed at EA Play

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJune 8, 2019

Visitors try out the latest FIFA 19 video game, promoted by a banner with soccer star Neymar, center, at the Gamescom fair for computer games in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Hundreds of thousands gamers visit the leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture as the meeting point for global companies from the entertainment industry and the international gaming community. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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EA Sports announced Saturday at the E3 video game convention in Los Angeles that FIFA 20, which is set for a Sept. 27 release, will include a street mode called Volta Football featuring the world's top clubs and best players.

It's a callback to the FIFA Street series, which included four releases from 2005 through 2012.

Here's a look at the trailer released earlier Saturday: 

FIFA producer Sam Rivera said during the announcement the other significant change will be a rebuilt Football Intelligence engine that will change every aspect of gameplay.

Rivera explained the game will enhance AI players' ability to recognize a tactical buildup so they can help gamers create cleaner attacking sequences.

Meanwhile, FIFA 20 is going to feature less AI defensive help to encourage players to manually handle efforts inside their own third and create more one-on-one situations.

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New #FIFA20 gameplay features: 🎲 A.I. defending, movement & positioning 🎲 Improved Passing 🎲 Timed Finishing & one-on-one situations. … 🎲 Chained skill moves 🎲 Improved goalkeeper reactions & movement https://t.co/9m0pSxfMJJ

The newest edition will also alter penalty kicks and free kicks. Most notably, there will be greater control of the spin on spot kicks to create more potential angles to the goal.

Finally, Rivera noted FIFA has updated the ball physics to create more realistic bounces and create overall gameplay that should include far more variety from match to match.