EA and Pele team up to show off FIFA 16

Calling it a gameplay trailer is a little ambitious, since you don't see much of what you'd actually class as actual gameplay, but nevertheless, it looks as good as you'd probably expect it to.

EA calls it the "most balanced FIFA" yet. All new defensive mobility gives you the ability to track skilled players, and you get options for a better defensive shape to combat even the most potent attack.

Through midfield passing is sharper, more controllable, and up front the strikers are given some extra silky skills to create stunning moves and finish them off in style.

Visually FIFA 16 looks a lot like FIFA 15, which itself isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's not as if it's a bad looking game. And of course, for the first time ever in a FIFA game, women's football will be represented with a range of national female teams to play as.

Where FIFA can really take it up a gear is underneath, the controls, and we'll need to wait until we get our hands on it to see if all the promises are backed up by actions.

And as an added bonus, "loyal FIFA 15 Ultimate Team players" are told to check their accounts tonight for a special gift. Look for something relating to Leo Messi and Pele.

FIFA 16 is available in the Fall on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 3

Richard Devine
Managing Editor - Tech, Reviews

Richard Devine is a Managing Editor at Windows Central with over a decade of experience. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently, you'll find him steering the site's coverage of all manner of PC hardware and reviews. Find him on Mastodon at mstdn.social/@richdevine