FIFA 16 is an association football simulation video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Android and iOS.
The game is the first in the FIFA series
to include female players. It is also the first in which the players on the covers were chosen simply by popular vote, including the 1st women to appear around the cover. Martin Tyler and Alan Smith are the commentators for the video game. Following his six year prison sentence, Adam Johnson was removed from the computer game
The game contains 78 stadiums, including 50 real-world venues. Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth, was added to honour Portsmouth fan Simon Humber, creative director of the FIFA series, who died of cancer in 2015.
A new Training Mode was also put into Career Mode allowing the player to develop footballers in the team of which they are managing without actually playing them. These are in the form of skill games, a feature first added to the series in EA Sports activities ' 2014 World Cup official game. It allows the player to set a specific focus on which the footballer should develop on meaning that he will grow specifically according to the selected focus attribute. Doing this also increases the transfer value from the participant.
Improvements were also made upon the FIFA Ultimate Team
. Changes had been produced to the TIMORE Best Group interface, which includes pack management, the transfer market, squad chemistry, consumables, and swapping players. Along with these interface changes, there had been substantial gameplay updates introduced, including FIFA Best Group Draft, in which players are given a choice of five random players for each position, and then pitting their newly-made group against others on a tournament-style format. Another addition made to the Greatest Group video game mode, for Xbox players was the expansion of FIFA Final Staff Legends players to incorporate iconic and historic names such as George Best, Ryan Giggs, Deco, Vitor Baia and Alessandro Nesta.
New friendly enhancements have been included with the setting with players now able to pick a friendly tournament before a season starts. Winning these types of friendly tournaments gives the participant a reward in the type of a transfer budget boost. Also, unlimited substitutions are permitted when playing these friendly games. Other features include two-year loans, many realistic transfer spending budget improvements and improved individual values.
New features that are exclusive to the PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 One and PC versions of the game will involve a licensed presentation package for the Bundesliga, fresh weather and kick-off time variations, and the use of vanishing spray during certain matches.
Downloadable content is available using a point system
Development and release
In order to get female person motions correct, the game's designers used motion capture of American forwards Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux, American midfielder Megan Rapinoe and Australian defender Steph Catley.
FIFA 16 was announced upon May 28, 2015. The announcement in the inclusion of woman players was met with positive critical response from IGN. EA Sports activities ' official trailer revealing the women's football feature was released on May twenty-eight and included live and in-game footage of such players while Morgan, Leroux, Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, Spain's Verónica Boquete (who had previously petitioned EA Sporting activities through Change. org to consist of feminine players), England's Eniola Aluko and Steph Houghton, Germany's Célia Šaš i ć, Canada's Christine Sinclair and Sweden's Kosovare Asllani.
The game was released in September 2015 worldwide intended for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 console, Xbox 1, Google android and IOS. A good representative coming from publisher Electronic Arts confirmed that neither a PlayStation Vita version nor a Nintendo 3DS version with the game is in development, making FIFA 16 the initial edition in the series since 2000 to not to be released about Nintendo platforms.
In September 2015, due to a warning by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), 13 women's players that are currently attending or "likely to attend" an NCAA member institution will be eliminated from FIFA 16. The NCAA argued that the inclusion of these particular players would result in their forfeiture of eligibility to participate in NCAA-sanctioned competition, as NCAA rules strictly restrict monetary compensation to individual student-athletes. Whilst complying with the request, EA contended that they experienced certified their particular likenesses through national governing bodies under " standard protocol ", and that inch none of those NCAA student-athletes or potential student-athletes were to be individually compensated by EXPERT ADVISOR Sporting activities for their inclusion inside the video gaming. inches
The official soundtrack was launched on Sept 10, 2015, and is available for streaming on Spotify.
In February 2016, British child protection charities lobbied to get EA Athletics to remove former Sunderland winger and convicted kid sex offender Adam Johnson from the video game. The company eliminated him by several modes of the gaming and worked to combat technical issues that was preventing his full removal.
FIFA 16 is the 1st game in the series to allow fans the opportunity to put their favourite from a group of nominated players alongside Lionel Messi in the cover of the game in Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Poland and the United Kingdom. Three woman players Catley, Sinclair and Morgan became the initially ladies to feature about a FIFA video game cover.