‘FIFA 20’ Is Bringing Back FIFA Street As The New VOLTA Football Mode
After rumours did their usual rumours-doing-the-rounds thing earlier today, it's now been confirmed that this year's installment of EA's FIFA will see the football (okay, soccer, uh) sim return to the mid-00s with a mode that recalls the arcade-style FIFA Street.
Called VOLTA Football, FIFA 20's new mode is a sort of spiritual successor to EA's FIFA Street sub-series, which came to an end in 2012. It takes the action away from 11-a-side square-offs on regulation pitches, and onto Tokyo rooftops, Amsterdam subways, and the streets of London.
Look, here's a new trailer!
Modes in VOLTA include three on three 'rush', with no goalkeepers; regular four on four; four on four with the rush mechanic; five on five; and professional futsal. What's futsal? Okay: it's high-tempo, elite-level five a side, basically, played with a smaller-than-usual ball on a hard court. It's where the most-skilled at an individual level often triumph over teams with the greater stamina and tighter teamwork.
VOLTA features a story mode, promotion and relegation through online league play, and much more.
VOLTA is going to be available on the PlayStation 4 (and 5, maybe?), Xbox One and PC versions of FIFA 20 - which, incidentally, releases on 27 September. It won't feature in the so-called Legacy editions of the new game, which are coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Switch.
Yes indeed: FIFA is still hitting those past-gen platforms. Though the absence of VOLTA on Switch is a massive bummer for commuter players like myself.
The EA Play stream for E3 2019 is about to kick off as I'm writing this, so look out for more information on FIFA 20 and other EA games including Apex Legends and The Sims 4, real soon.
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