For the first time since 2012, street soccer is coming back to the FIFA franchise. Today, at E3 2019, EA Sports revealed a new mode called Volta that will bring small-sided play to FIFA 20, which takes a cue from the FIFA Street series that launched in 2005.
While we saw a glimpse of street football in FIFA 18, as part of The Journey campaign, this year’s game will feature a fully fledged mode. In Volta, you can create your own character and play in cages and futsal pitches all around the world, including London, Amsterdam and Tokyo. The teams will be made up of three-to-five players, which you can play with your custom character or professional players, and you’ll have both story and league modes.
Volta seems like a much-needed breath of fresh air for FIFA, a franchise that hasn’t had a completely new mode since the arrival of The Journey in FIFA 17. But there’s more to FIFA 20 than Volta. For starters, EA Sports says it is once again focusing on raising the level of realism in the game.
And if you’ve played FIFA the past few years on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Pro or PC, then you know how real the game already looks and feels. Now you can expect some of that realism to be on Volta, as well, along with improved graphics on players likeness, stadiums and the overall atmosphere of matches.