Street football is making a return to the FIFA series in the upcoming release of FIFA 20.
The new game – which is coming out on September 27th – will bring a fresh new take on the once very popular FIFA Street series with the ‘Volta Football’ mode, so here’s everything we know so far…
But first, a trailer:
What is the new Volta mode in FIFA 20?
You might be old enough to remember FIFA Street, which was first released back in 2005 and was incredibly fun to play.
But the last game of the wall-bouncing street football series came out in 2012, and since then fans have longed for its return.
Well, finally EA Sports have acted, with the new Volta mode coming out with the release of FIFA 20, which has been described as celebrating “the authentic culture, creativity, and style of the small-sided game”.
All poetry aside, this is a pretty exciting announcement from EA Sports – as it’s the first truly new feature to come to the FIFA series since FIFA 17, when we were introduced to its story-based ‘The Journey’.
That’s lots to be excited about here, with the ability to create your own character, customise their appearance and style, and immerse them into a realistic street football experience.
That also means there’ll be a catalogue of extra skill moves in the gameplay and a host of new locations. from urban landscapes to small pitches, with an array of new types of games to play ranging from 3-v-3, matches without keepers, and a Futsal mode.
How is this different to FIFA Street?
Alright, so it does sound an awful lot like FIFA Street.
But the mode appears to sit separately from the other parts of the FIFA menu alongside Career, kick-off, seasons and Ultimate Team.
However it also includes some parts of all of them, with your in-game character working their way through a career mode of sorts, levelling up as they play through more matches, while also allowing you to have fun with a simple kick-off mode.
According to EA Sports, the various arenas will change the game, with a variety of different styles and sizes of pitches – from an underpass in Amsterdam, to a neighbourhood cage in London, to a Tokyo rooftop.
What will the gameplay be like and how can I customise my character?
It sounds like there’s tons to do here!
Out on the pitch (or street, or cage) you can play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5 with your favourite club in Kick-Off, or you can do the narrative-driven Volta Story mode.
Customisation is front and centre, as you can create a male or female player, pick their outfit, hairstyle, and tattoos, and fit them out with the latest vanity items – whatever that may be – to show off your style on the pitch.
What is a ‘Volta’, anyway?
Volta means “to return” in Portuguese, which is presumably a reference to the street football mode’s long-awaited comeback.
Some fans had hoped that the “V” that showed up in the teaser trailer would be a reference towards the game being played as a 5-a-side mode, but optimistic hopes gleaned from the same trailer that the new game would be cross-platform to allow Xbox and PS4 players to go up against each other have not yet proved so accurate.
Any new information will be found here…