FIFA 19 will feature a Survival Mode that can be played without a referee.
Here, when you score a goal, one of your players leaves the pitch. The first to lose five players wins – it’s as simple as that.
But here’s where it gets interesting.
According to Eurogamer, EA Sports confirmed you can choose from a number of pre-set match types.
These include no rules (turns the ref off so offsides and fouls are fair game), and headers and volleys.
When asked about whether Survival Mode was influenced by Fortnite and other battle royale games, EA Sports creative director Matt Prior told Eurogamer: “That battle royale thing kicked off long after we came up with this idea, but it’s funny people are associating it [survival mode] with battle royale.”
“I’m sure people won’t believe me when I say this, but it genuinely had nothing to do with that! But it is funny how it’s being seen as that!
“If you look back to FIFA Street in 2012 we had a survival mode in that – a little bit different, but a similar kind of concept.
“It is something we’ve thought of bringing to the main game for a while. People are generally loving it.”
We can’t wait to get out hands on this!