Fifa 14 isn't out for another three months but EA Sports have revealed the latest assets to improve the universally popular video game's gameplay.
The latest version is about 60% complete and a select few have already been permitted a first play of the jewel in EA's crown, as their 21st annual incarnation hits stores in the autumn.
New features include players' ability to commit "second chance tackles", with the tackling zone extended to enable defenders to combine different types of challenges and recover quicker.
Shooting has, in EA's words, "been transformed", which hopefully means there is the chance of a clean strike from a pull-back. Players will now boast the intelligence to adjust their stride and approach angle as well as the ability to shoot while off balance or rushed.
One of the notable features of the first play was how much more realistic a player's first touch is, and now you will notice the difference between Dimitar Berbatov caressing the ball and Titus Bramble trapping a ball farther than he can kick it.
"Skilled players have the touch and control to stand out while less skilled players will experience fewer perfect touches," boast EA.
For PS3ers, the prime issue is how notably slower Fifa 13 is when online. The training drills while loading have not been received well, either, and if there is one major issue of the in-game experience it would be the throw-ins.
It remains to be seen whether EA iron out the kinks, though.
Suggest a correction