Possibly two of the greatest features in the history of the FIFA games were when you could run away from the ref to try and avoid a booking and the indoor mode. But while those two favourites won't be making a comeback, FIFA Street might well be returning.
Back in 2005, EA went BIG with football. The EA BIG name had been used previously for SSX, NBA Street, Freekstyle, NFL Street and Def Jam Vendetta but then it was used for football. And the whole world changed for the better.
FIFA Street brought the skills of street football to the gaming world and featured Ronaldinho on the front cover. Nothing was more fun than embarrassing your mates with flicks and tricks and going past them over and over again.
Like its footballing cousin, NBA Street was a fun game that was about rinsing your opponent with skill.
There were three more editions of the game, with the most recent being the 2012 version. But it's been off the shelves since then and in May creative director Mat Prior ruled out its return, telling Dream Team: "<span class="spellchecker-word-highlight" "="">It's something <span class="spellchecker-word-highlight" "="">we're aware of, and we know people ask us about it, but <span class="spellchecker-word-highlight" "="">we'll see in the <span class="spellchecker-word-highlight" "="">future."
But a video from Gamescom 2017 has suggested that FIFA Street will return to this year's version of the main game:
It's exciting news for those who long for the days of FIFA Street and for those who never got to play when it was a stand-alone game.
Details of FIFA 18 have started coming out with the release of the official trailer on Monday:
Now, if someone could just bring back the indoor mode we'll be very happy:
We can dream!
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