EA Sports activities FC 24 obtained its first gameplay trailer this night, following up on the in-engine cinematic trailer earlier within the week. Of the brand new one-minute-and-50-second trailer, there’s just one second of what you may acknowledge as “gameplay,” whereas the remaining is crammed with extra unrepresentative footage.
The trailer was launched on the finish of an extended stay stream the place EA shared a minimum of a number of extra particulars about their new soccer simulation.
Within the interminably lengthy and rambling livestream the place this trailer was proven, EA introduced that two new girls’s leagues can be featured in FC24, Spain’s Liga F and Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga. Feminine gamers may also be accessible in Final Workforce for the primary time. It is a step up from when girls’s membership soccer was first added within the final iteration.
The “Hypermotion” animation additionally returns. In FIFA 23, the system allowed EA to seize footage of organized matches and coaching classes and remodel actual participant actions instantly into in-game animations, fairly than counting on movement seize efficiency in a studio. Hypermotion V in EAFC24 takes it a step additional by permitting them to transform skilled stay match footage into animation. The instance proven within the trailer and in the course of the stream was Haaland’s flying kick in opposition to Dortmund final season. It was additionally hinted that EA would use the system so as to add new animations to the sport throughout the actual soccer season.
All the things else proven or mentioned was obscure, anticipated, or paltry. EA has confirmed that it has the unique license of the Premier League, in addition to UEFA licenses together with the Champions League. They boasted about their “GPU Fabric”, which goals to make gamers’ kits look extra plausible. Consultants and commentators are actually modeled within the sport, use the sports activities information firm Opta to raised mirror the participant’s actual abilities and elegance, and “EA Sports activities FC Professional” is a brand new platform that helps esports tournaments.
I feel there’s an inverse relationship between how a lot a sport advert spends on bragging about “authenticity” and “innovation” and the way a lot really new and attention-grabbing stuff a sport consists of. As a result of if a sport has new attention-grabbing concepts, they are typically evident. Does anybody, wherever, actually care that shorts swing when gamers pump their thighs? I do know not.
EA Sports activities FC 24 releases on September 29, with early entry for individuals who pre-order an Elegant Version on September 22.