A new suite of 25 feature changes to defensive locomotion creates agile defenders that track attacking opponents. Defenders are able to seamlessly close down space and change direction using swing steps, creating balance in 1v1 situations. Defender acceleration time to top speed and greater freedom of movement help defenders stay with their opponents. Defend as a Unit - Rely on your teammates to cover gaps when you close down an attacker. New defensive AI gives players better awareness of dangerous space on the pitch relative to the ball and their opponents. Your teammates will track back to stop sophisticated attacking runs, and close down angles of attack.
New Tackling Fundamentals
All new tackling behaviors add a variety of options to help you get stuck in and take possession of the ball. A brand new slide tackle system that allows you to bridge out of the tackle and get back in position. There is now huge variety available in tackling options, such as Fake Tackles, In Air Standing Tackles, and Full Body Tackles. Tackles are rewarding and responsive in FIFA 16.
Control the Midfield with new interception logic that helps you shut down options and close dangerous passing channels. This creates a more considered and authentic experience in midfield. Rewritten for FIFA 16, Interception Intelligence can be adjusted in the Player Instructions menu so you can control how aggressive your teammates are going for the ball. You are in complete control of build-up play in midfield.
Passing With Purpose
FIFA 16 introduces a revolution in passing. Now play sharp, incisive passes so you can find teammates with precision. Using a new button mechanic, ping driven ground passes to find teammates in tight spaces to open up your attacking options. Passing with Purpose balances Interception Intelligence to create a real football experience of risk/reward when moving the ball. Moments of Magic
No Touch Dribbling
Lionel Messi was motion captured to create an innovative dribble control system that gives players the freedom to decide not just how, but when to touch the ball. Now you can let the ball run to buy time, feint, and blow by your defender just as Messi does when he is at his best. Buy time using No Touch Dribbling to allow teammates to make runs, control the pace of play, wrong-foot a defender, and create Moments of Magic. This revolutionizes 1v1 scenarios and gives players more opportunities in attack than ever before.
Crossing in FIFA 16 changes the way both the crosser and their receiving teammate approach the ball. Crossers approach the ball with realistic and rewarding run animations, while players in the box will be led by the ball so they can run on to it, using their movement to drive the strike. New cross targeting means your strikers will meet the ball on the run and put defenses in difficult situations as more balls are played behind the back line.
Clinical Finishing gives players a new understanding of where to strike the ball so you can finish like a pro. Players will notice more driven shots and authentic trajectories. Dynamic speeds and shot trajectories will make for exciting efforts on goal.
Whether you're an EA SPORTS FIFA expert, or you're playing for the first time, the FIFA Trainer will help you realize your potential. Learn as you play with an optional graphic overlay (HUD) that prompts you with gameplay options depending on your position on the pitch and the level of trainer (automatic or manual). Basic commands get you started, while deeper hints will improve the game of the most skilled players. It's like having an expert by your side while you play.
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