EA Sports is doing its best to appeal to fans of the Barclays Premier League across the world, boasting that the Barclays Premier League will be the most authentic league experience in FIFA 15. In a follow-up to the recent trailer showing off the control and agility of the forthcoming game we have an announcement today aimed solely at the Barclays Premier League and its fans around the globe.
Authenticity plays a huge part of the announcement, with the atmosphere of a match day once again being emphasized. This is quite clearly a follow-up to the trailer based around emotion and intensity. The stadia play a large part in FIFA 15, with all 20 Premier League grounds set to appear in the game. That's a marked increase over the 8 that featured in FIFA 14. Players can fully immerse themselves in the famous Anfield Kop right through to those cold wet nights at Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium.
In an effort to bring as much realism as possible into FIFA 15, the broadcast style presentation has also been enhanced. The team at EA Sports has spent time recording audio from more than 20 Premier League matches in an effort to fill the game with realistic crowd reactions to goals and near misses, leaving them with over two hours of crowd specific songs. It’s not all about the sound of the matches however as the pre-match animations have been altered to best emulate the real life football presentations of broadcasters such as Sky Sports and BT Sports.
The players themselves get something of a makeover too, with over 200 players having their heads scanned into FIFA 15 using the latest 3D scanning technology to once again enhance the authenticity and realistic feel for the Premier League. Even players the newly promoted teams from last season will be getting getting the treatment along with their counterparts from the 2013/14 Premier League season.
After taking something of an eye catching, if divisive, role at times during the 2014 World Cup, goal-line technology is set to make its debut in the Premier League this season. This too will be replicated in-game with EA Sports set to incorporate the real-life style system into the replays of near misses and close calls. It’s a fairly superficial feature, but one that does add a nice air of realism to the game.
FIFA 15 drops September 23 in North America, September 25 in Europe and September 26 for the UK on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita.