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FIFA 19: 8 incredible features EA Sports needs to borrow from PES

EA Sports could learn a lot from Konami's footballer

PES 2018 may be selling a fraction of what FIFA 18’s currently doing, but it’s still a wonderful game.

In fact, it does many things better than EA SPORTS’ football offering.


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Here, we pick eight brilliant PES features that could really benefit EA’s next game.

More celebrations

FIFA 19 will bring a lot of new things to the table – but more celebrations would be very welcome.

One thing we haven’t seen in FIFA is a shirtless celebration – something PES 2018 pulls off very well.

“Technically it’s very, very difficult for us to {get an in-game player} to take the shirt off,” EA Creative Director Matt Prior told Dream Team Gaming

Lionel Messi was booked for taking his shirt off in an iconic celebration that left the ref no choice

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Lionel Messi was booked for taking his shirt off in an iconic celebration against Real Madrid last year

“This is because of the morphing of the textures – it’s one of those weird things that in real life it seems to easy but from a gaming standpoint it’s incredibly difficult.”

Konami, however have managed to figure out a clever workaround.

When you score with Neymar, the camera quickly cuts to him doing a throwing action – as if he’s just pulled off his shirt. It works a treat, and looks incredibly simple to pull off (no pun intended).

PES 2018’s shirtless celebration gets around the technical challenge with clever camera work

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PES 2018’s shirtless celebration gets around the technical challenge with clever camera work

That’s not the only celebration unique to PES, though. There’s another selfie celebration that features, too.

This involves the player taking out their phone and taking a pic of themselves near the crowd.

The camera even shifts to the phone, giving the gamer a close up of the players’ faces.

FIFA 18 does not include the selfie celebration – but we’re not sure why

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FIFA 18 does not include the selfie celebration – but we’re not sure why

Editing your own kit

One of the drawbacks with PES is the lack of official team licences.

Thankfully, there are hundreds of loyal fans who create the teams and badges from scratch, which can then be imported via USB to the game.

But why does this need to be limited to PES?

Being able to customise your own kits and badges would help – especially in FIFA 18’s Career Mode

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Being able to customise your own kits and badges would help – especially in FIFA 18’s Career Mode

The ability to edit your own team kit, create stadiums and even update sponsors would be welcomed by many FIFA players.

It certainly jars in Career Mode when your team puts on the same strip more than a decade later.


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Ratings needs a rethink 

EA has made dribbling round players tougher than ever – but perhaps it’s time for a rethink?

There are countless cases where players with much higher speed stats are chased down by slower defenders – which simply would not happen in real life.

In PES, stats accurately translate into what a player does on the pitch – but in FIFA, it’s much more hit and miss

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In PES, stats accurately translate into what a player does on the pitch – but in FIFA, it’s much more hit and miss

Konami’s game has no such problem – with individual player stats accurately reflecting what they can do on the pitch.

So, Lionel Messi can dribble past five people because his dribbling stats are through the roof.


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Match atmosphere 

What PES lacks in licences it makes up for by capturing the spirit of the game.

Matches, especially internationals, feel like the huge spectacles they are.

While EA goes some way to address the build up, through decent commentary and player highlights, a more interactive and engaged crowd would work wonders.

We’ve seen EA step up its game this year with crowds – but there’s still more work to be done.

Camp Nou

The omission of the Camp Nou in FIFA is felt more by fans every year

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The omission of the Camp Nou in FIFA is felt more by fans every year

One of the most iconic stadiums in the world is replaced by a bland arena in FIFA 18.

Sadly, as long as the relationship between Konami and Barcelona remains, Camp Nou will remain absent from FIFA for years to come.

A lack of Champions League licensing only compounds the issue.

More responsive gameplay

One of the biggest annoyances with this year’s FIFA is input delay – the time it takes for an on-screen action to reflect a user’s command.

PES, though, seems far sharper and responsive, leading to a much more connected experience.


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Now, a lot of this may be down to the engine – and the processes going on in the background.

However, FIFA 19 will be the third outing for Frostbite, so we’d hope gameplay will be tweaked for the better.

More tactics 

There’s very little in the way of tactics in FIFA 18 – compared to PES, anyway.

In Konami’s game, you’re given a daunting amount of freedom over how your team plays and lines up – making FIFA feel scripted.

PES has always been known for offering an insane level of tactical depth – perhaps it’s time FIFA did the same?

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PES has always been known for offering an insane level of tactical depth – perhaps it’s time FIFA did the same?

Some FIFA players tend to shy away from messing around with the tactics, but there are still plenty who would welcome a system that caters to intricate changes.

Here’s hoping EA incorporates a couple of these tweaks in FIFA 19.

Stadium Editor 

One of the best features in recent PES games is the stadium editor – which allows you to customise a number of aspects from netting to pitch pattern.

FIFA fans have been calling out for this feature for years, but EA is yet to do anything about it.


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Imagine being able to add you own colours and flags to your home ground?

We’ve already seen that ICON flags appear in the stadium when you play with them – so surely this is doable from a technical standpoint?

The stadium editor will likely be even better in PES 2019

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The stadium editor will likely be even better in PES 2019

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