EA decided to kick start the E3 2019 this year by showcasing the games that they're cooking for us this year. From the new Star Wars game to the Sims 4's new pack, EA made a ton of announcements at EA Play.
The star of the show, at least for us, was the new FIFA 20. Yes, this year's FIFA is going to be bigger and better than ever and EA is bringing back FIFA Street with FIFA 20.
Called 'Volta Football', it's essentially FIFA Street that used to be an old standalone title back in the days. Now EA is bringing it back as a game mode instead of releasing a new game altogether. Makes sense.
Volta Football is a part single-player, part multiplayer, a story-driven mode with a branch for team play. It's got everything you can expect from a standalone FIFA Street game. It also has Volta Kick-Off with which you can play with your favorite sides and stars if you want.
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In Volta, you can play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5, each with different modes like Rush Football (no goalkeepers), and more. The Pitches and courts, as you can see, can be of varying sizes and in different locations around the world. From the rooftops of Tokyo to Amsterdam's underpass, you can choose to engage anywhere you want. It's also the first time men and women will be able to share a pitch in FIFA, and that by itself is a huge deal.
As a player, you'll also get a ton of customization options with which you'll be able to change a lot of things like shirts, boots, shorts, sweaters, and other vanity items.
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EA made it a point to focus primarily on the new Volta mode, but it's worth pointing out that the game will also have the normal game modes that we've come to expect and love from the previous titles. So think of the Volta mode like an addition to the existing stuff you could do in the game.
Well, the arrival of a Street mode was kind of inevitable since fans have been asking EA to bring back FIFA Street for a long time. By the way, 'Volta' is Portuguese for "return", which basically means EA is listening to player feedback. We're glad to have FIFA Street back and we hope EA has done justice to it.
FIFA 20 launches September 27 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.