EA has gone for ultra-realism in this new update, with player-likeness bordering on perfection. This means that even individual strands of hair on players’ heads are animated.
We all know football players love a good tattoo, and all have been lovingly recreated to startling accuracy. You can also see beads of sweat dripping off players’ foreheads after a hard 90 minutes.
The graphical improvements stretch to the stadium itself too, which crowds appearing to be a bit more individualistic and animated during key moments of the game. And if you score a last-gasp winner to clinch the title, the stadium will erupt with noise that is both contextual and exhilarating.
Player reactions benefit from finer detail too, so you’ll see your midfield general glance up before he spreads the ball, or defenders will watch the ball blast past their head if you hammer it from range.