FIFA 15 Has Shirt Pulling, Player-Specific Movement, More Finesse Moves

The newest soccer game's movement and controls are getting a number of improvements and additions.

Every year, developer EA Sports changes and adds features to the players in its popular FIFA series in order to achieve greater realism. This year is no different. The newest entry in the soccer franchise, FIFA 15, will improve and add to the way players move, according to a new trailer published by Electronic Arts.

First, the short video showcases the changes made to finesse movement. In this year's game, players will be able to dribble the ball with even more control, because they will now take into account balance and positioning. In addition, there will be a number of new stutter and dodge moves which allow you more opportunities to beat defenders.

Most interestingly, the players in-game will move and react like their real-life counterparts. The video highlights Lionel Messi and how, in FIFA 15, he will now favor his left foot as he does in real games.

EA Sports is also overhauling the way the ball moves through the air. Every time the ball makes contact with a player, the ground, or a goal post, its spin will determine where and how fast it bounces off.

The developer has changed tackling as well. When defending a player with the ball, your player will use his body more, attempting to knock the other player off-center. Slide tackles are also improved so that the defender keeps the ball closer to himself after stealing it away from an opposing player. In an effort to increase the physicality of defenders even more, the developer has implemented shoulder bumps, shirt pulling, and other such moves.

FIFA 15 launches on September 23 in North America, September 25 in Europe, and September 26 in the UK. Clint Dempsey and Lionel Messi will be on the cover in the United States. EA Sports recently promised that FIFA 15 would feature a "whole new level of visuals" compared to past games.

Are you excited by what EA has said about FIFA 15 so far? Let us know in the comments.

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70 comments
aaronmachale
aaronmachale

What about the scripting for the AI for your team in seasons? Ya know, when your team is playing well for a couple of games, then they go to complete shite. Very unfair when the opponents team is playin well and yours is not. 


example: Bayern Munich v Real Madrid. 2 similar stat teams and yet for some games its like Bayern Munich have turned into Accrington FC for some sodding reason. Hopefully this will be fixed to avoid throwing more controls at tvs across europe. There is a load of unanswered complaints about this on the ea fifa forum.

zedetach
zedetach

Another rubbish from EA. Fifa 13 was incredibly good but they decided to scrap it with 14 for a more realistic take. Now that 15 is geared to be a more refined 14, I'll be going back to PES15 as I'm banking on Konami to deliver on its promise to take the series back to its arcade roots. 

hussam403
hussam403

How about club transfers? EA always ignore that when a new fifa comes out. We want fifa 14 summer clubs transfer as soon as the new season starts!

thelostboyscout
thelostboyscout

How about being able to carry your career over to the next installment...come on ea!!!

DrKill09
DrKill09

Does it have EXCITEMENT?  No?  I'll pass.

mwamba1
mwamba1

All they have to do for me is fix the freakin GK parrying the ball onto oncoming strikers path a guaranteed 2-3 times in every single game. The GK's give perfect assists over and over again, it's really annoying 

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

Still needs a "drama queen" button to fake being fouled and roll around half the field, crying in pain, holding accident unrelated body parts, demanding the red card for the other teams player who didn't even touch him, ... for added realism, you know.

The only soccer I can pull through on TV is woman's soccer because they actually play the sport and you see no such wimp sissy nonsense there.

As for a soccer game on PC, I'm fine with FIFA 97 or PES about once or twice a year.

imajinn
imajinn

Uh oh. Watch out now! Shirt pulling.

Hemilash
Hemilash

Yeah, all this stuff is great and all (seriously a year to develop shirt pulls?) But what I want to know is will Career Mode be better and will the glitches that have persisted since FIFA 12 or 13 be fixed? 

nousername66
nousername66

Add diving and biting and it will be just like real soccer....

foodrules
foodrules

Please sort out free kicks and put more effort into things that AREN'T Ultimate Team.

warriors30
warriors30

For all the people complaining about cheap cpu and scripted events, try using realistic custom sliders (check out the operationsports.com forums, that's a good place to get started). I haven't played FIFA with the out of the box sliders for years, those are terrible and have nothing to do with the flow of a real life football match. 

It may take a while to find the perfect slider set for you, but trust me, it'll be totally worth it. The difference such a custom set can make in this game is quite amazing. 

edgardpoe
edgardpoe

So playing with Neymar or Roben will be the worst now: they'll probably die when you fault them.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Will Suarez (see: Donkey from Shrek) be able to bite people?

SPuDl
SPuDl

"players will be able to dribble the ball with even more control" - every year its even more control!

chemicalegypt
chemicalegypt

Scripting from  ultimate team ? is it still there ?  the overpowered 45th an 90th min goal ?

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

Fifa 15 has.....................Microtransactions.

Maddyps4
Maddyps4

Will they introduce vanishing foam on the field to fifa 15?

Pelican170
Pelican170

Did they fix the scripting? I refuse to buy another FIFA game after seeing how badly that problem really is...

meatz666
meatz666

Got really sad when I heard that FIFA 2015 will not have Brazilian clubs in it.... :(

calabuty
calabuty

Wish they'd bring back diving, haven't been a part of fifa since fifa 97!

51gamer
51gamer

Should I buy Fifa 15 for just better animation and ball physics? Yes, I probably will... I'm a sad, sad man.

rjh_24
rjh_24

and with ea access you can pick up next year lol

travis1987
travis1987

And i will get the demo a week early, sweet 

berserker66666
berserker66666

Can Messi get the Golden Boot award even after losing the finals game?

_thedude
_thedude

Can you fake injuries like a sissy?

DrKill09
DrKill09

@bloody-hell Well of COURSE the women are better at it; they are who it's designed for.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@imajinn Yeah, I wonder if they added in the hair and makeup team for when one of the sissies fall.

mwamba1
mwamba1

@Hemilash All effort and most of the dev team will be put towards FUT. They'll start on career mode the day before they start discing the game. 

hystavito
hystavito

@SPuDl The level of control just keeps increasing, it's out of control :).

alien33
alien33

@calabuty  If my me memory is still working, I remember fake dives in Fifa 99. I haven't seen them since though.