With EA Sports getting ready to kick-off the marketing campaign for their upcoming installment in its annual football simulator franchise, FIFA 19, the gameplay has appeared in a leaked video on the FIFA subreddit – which has been taken down since.
GameSpot, which saw the video before it was pulled, indicated that there was a UEFA Europa League match between Premier League club rivals Manchester City and Manchester United, running on PlayStation 4. It provided a peek at the new features EA Sports announced earlier this week, including “Active Touch System”, a new commentary team of Derek Rae and Lee Dixon, and updated menus and tactics.
Here’s a few more things that were mentioned from the 10-minute gameplay video:
In addition, it seems Kick Off mode has been expanded with a new suite of options. The pre-match menu shows new features such as House Rules which allow you to enforce laws such as “Long Range” or “Headers and Volleys,” while you can also choose to engage in a “Best Of” series or choose to make your match a Champions League or Europa League game. Finally, there’s a prompt to change something dubbed “Advantage Settings.”
EA has also picked up the UEFA license for Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup this year after Konami and Pro Evolution Soccer opted not to renew their exclusive deal. FIFA 19 will also feature the Chinese Super League and the clubs involved.
FIFA 19 is expected to launch on the 28th of September 2018 on PC, PS4, PS3, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Those who pre-order the Champions or Ultimate Edition will get three days early access.