Gamescom '14 Quick Pick - FIFA 15: Ultimate Team focuses on sticker-book management, adds new controls
Checking in from Cologne
This week, members of the Pocket Gamer and AppSpy crew are at Gamescom in Cologne. Between eating our collective body weight in sausages, we'll be bringing you quick-fire impressions of our favourite games on show.
The next version of FIFA will really put the focus on the hazardously addictive card-game-meets-management-sim mode, Ultimate Team. In fact, the next game is called FIFA 15: Ultimate Team. See. It's right there in the name.
That's not the only change. Following negative player feedback on FIFA 14's gesture-driven controls (we dubbed them "impractical" and "a write-off"), we're back to a button-based control scheme.
You'll also find a dedicated throughball button, and you can activate close ball control by double-tapping the floating joystick.
AppSpy's James discusses all this - plus the game's move to a more traditional free to play mode - in his hands-on video, above. The game's out soon - "weeks, rather than months" says EA - on iOS and Android.