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FIFA 18: FIFA Street will NOT make a full return but will feature in The Journey

It IS coming back... but only in a small way

FIFA 18 fans went crazy earlier in the week after footage appeared to show a FIFA Street mode included in the upcoming game.

The ‘leaked’ video supposedly proved that the popular game mode might be making a welcome return in the new edition.

However, speaking exclusively to Dream Team Gaming, EA has shed some light on the clip – and sadly it’s not the news you were hoping for.

Fans will have to wait a little longer for the next FIFA Street

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Fans will have to wait a little longer for the next FIFA Street

When asked if the footage was FIFA Street, lead gameplay producer Sam Rivera said: “It was probably just The Journey.

“There is no announcement of FIFA Street in FIFA 18.”

Instead, parts of Alex Hunter’s new quest will see him travel to Brazil and play a game of football in a run-down pitch in a favela.

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The gameplay has obviously been inspired by FIFA Street – so, while it’s not the full fat offering we were hoping for, it’s certainly better than nothing.

It also gives us a better idea of the depth The Journey 2 will go into as gamers take Alex Hunter on another season’s adventure.

Fans have been wanting FIFA Street to return for years – although there’s no signs it will

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Fans have been wanting FIFA Street to return for years – although there’s no signs it will

The news will be a hammer blow to fans that were hoping FIFA Street would be making a proper return this year.


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When we spoke to EA Sports back in May, the producers told Dream Team the mode will not be featuring in the game, mainly due to the mechanics of it.

Creative director Mat Prior said: “It’s something we’re aware of, and we know people ask us about it, but we’ll see in the future.”

FIFA Street will not be making a return this year

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FIFA Street will not be making a return this year

The main reasons why it’s not as easy as putting a new game mode in like FIFA Street is down to the fact that you would have to reduce the pitch size, add in walls/barriers, and essentially change the whole of normal football (rules, teams etc.) to fit in with a different mode.

Prior added at the time: “To do it properly is not a light undertaking. It’s not just a case of shrinking the pitch and bringing in boards because of the way the AI works.”

Remember what they told us: “We’ll see in the future…”


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