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FIFA 21 trailer shows off Career Mode and Interactive Match Sim

Published: 17:01, 13 August 2020
Updated: 17:05, 13 August 2020
FIFA 21, Career Mode
FIFA 21, Career Mode

EA Sports rolled out a new trailer for FIFA 21, this time focusing on the Career mode, a fan favourite mode that's finally received some love from the developer.

FIFA 21 introduces the Interactive Match Sim, which is a new way to play out a career. Not only does it help in managing every detail of a match - it lets players jump in and out of a match at will. 

Interactive Match Sim has all the stats you'd expect, including your player performance and mood, which should be good indicators of who needs to take a rest. Speaking of rest - FIFA 21's Career Mode will give you more insight into your squad's individual performance level via the new Sharpness attribute.

Sharpness can, of course, be trained, and FIFA 21 uses a new Active Training System for that purpose. Players can set up group training to improve finishing, tackling or something else. 

Additionally, teams can be fine-tuned by training existing players to play new positions, which should help you save money on reinforcements.

The managerial interface somewhat resembles the simplistic, overhead view in Football Manager, although to be fair, most managers end up with a similar overview - it works. 

FIFA 21's dev team promise an overhauled opposition AI. "Enhanced opposition AI sees opponents approach games with more intelligence in both defence and attack. New systems create more informed AI decision-making in marking, tackling, passing and dribbling to present you with more challenges during each match, keeping your Career fresh from game to game", they wrote. 

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Career mode in FIFA 21 should also produce more realistic transfers, while allowing more ways to sign players for AI and human-controlled teams. 

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