FIFA 20 Announces Career Mode Improvements, Includes Female Managers
EA has released a whole host of new details for the Career mode to feature in this year’s FIFA 20. The biggest of those changes are the level of customisation options available to the manager you create for your career, so no more having a select few lame templates to choose from and you can now create a female manager too, a first for the series. There will be a number of facial tweaks you can make, as well as adding various accessory items, so you should be able to make your manager avatar totally unique to your liking.
Other improvements include how you interact with your players and the media. Now we have had many of these features already in previous games, but not much has evolved in recent years, so hopefully this year, the career mode will evolve in that respect and that is the indication that EA are giving.
The story of the your career will evolve depending on team and player performances, and how you react during press conferences with multiple choice, both in pre and post-match scenarios. Performances and interactions will also have an impact on player morale too. EA are certainly giving the impression that the career mode will be quite open ended and will be somewhat unique to your experience and choices, but until we see that all in motion, we can only take EA’s word as to whether it’s truly the leap forward that fans want for this mode.
A player improving the more you play them, especially with younger players is nothing new in career mode, but this is an area that EA looks to expand upon this year. Not only will players stats improve the more you play them, but if they can keep a good run of good form, their stats will receive an added boost, however, if their form dips, their stats will decline as a representation of their form. Likewise, older players whose stats would normally decline as they wind down towards the end of their career, if they play regularly and well, the decrease of their stats will stall for a longer period of time. On the surface, the evolving player stats doesn’t seem that much of a leap forward, but only time will tell if this improved feature is as “dynamic” as EA claim.
The career mode also seems to be having a visual polish, with the games User Interface being uniquely themed upon the league or competition that you are involved with. The authentic UI won’t be present for all leagues and competitions, but it will be present for the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Bundesliga (Germany), Ligue 1 (France) and the MLS (USA), as well as for the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues.
You can read up on further details for the improved career mode over on the official blog post. FIFA 20 will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on September 27th.