Some Of The Best FIFA 19 Confirmations And Rumours So Far
With FIFA 18 entering its last couple of months in the limelight, there are a number of rumours regarding what EA have chosen to include in their next instalment.
Although FIFA games are essentially the same year after year, with a few new players, kits, and sometimes even game modes added in, players will be hoping for something special this time around.
Only time will tell how many of the rumours turn out to be legit, but we've put together a list of some of the more interesting ones alongside some of the best confirmations to get you excited for the upcoming game.
Nintendo Switch to get Legacy Edition (Rumour)
So, we'll start with the bad news. If you were planning to buy FIFA 19 for the Nintendo Switch, you might not be getting the same version as Xbox One and PS4 consoles. Why? Well, according to reports, Switch devices will be getting a freshened up version of FIFA 18, where the only new things are kits and transfers. A similar thing happened on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PS Vita, where their Legacy Edition was definitely lacking content compared to the standard releases for other consoles, but we haven't had any official information so far.
Champions League (Confirmed)
We know this isn't new, but the long awaited arrival of the Champions League will be one of the biggest changes in FIFA 19. We can finally say goodbye to the replica Champions Cup, and FIFA 19 creative director Matthew Prior told USGamer that "career mode is the most authentic its ever been." Cinematics of group draws will make the game mode extremely realistic, and there are rumours on top suggesting the UEFA best player ceremony will also take place.
FIFA Street-like comeback (Rumour)
This must be brought up every year, but FIFA Street would be welcome with open arms by any footballing fan. The original game was an absolute classic when it released back in 2005, and the 2012 redo was also pretty enjoyable. It was a bit more realistic that it's predecessor, and it sounds like this rumour will follow suit. According to YouTuber DTT, who says this is going ahead with full force, a mode named house rules will be introduced which sees players sit down every time a goal is scored. This is similar to the FIFA Street 'Last Man Standing' mode, where a player sat out for the defending team every time the ball hit the back of the net, but this time it will be implemented in a full 11 v 11 match.
Customisable managers (Confirmed)
Going back to career mode and it looks as if EA are finally listening to FIFA fans. The single player mode is usually left behind with Ultimate Team, their money making machine, taking up most of their attention. With fully customisable options for players being in place for donkeys years, it's anyone's guess as to why this hasn't been followed on for managers too. Dream Team FC has reported that a brand-new user interface, customisable options (face, hair, clothes, accessories), and dialogue choices will be in place for people who choose to take charge of a club, and it will provide a brand new experience for the ever loved game mode. Here's a mock up from YouTuber Futmentor:
Fortnite celebrations (Rumour)
World Cup winner and Head and Shoulders beauty Antoine Griezmann isn't one to shy away from a bold celebration, and he chooses to use an emote from his favourite game to take the mick out of the opposing team. When he scores, he usually rocks Fortnite's 'Take The L' dance move, which sees him throw the loser sign on his head and jump with his legs side to side like Pennywise the Clown from IT (still freaks me out). This rumour has a little bit behind it than just whispers, however, as Matthew Prior again shared some info on the matter.
He told OkayCool: "It's in the game. You know, that whole thing... We have seen celebrations like the Fortnite one going in. There might be licensing issues around them, but we are always looking at the real world of football and trying to replicate it as much as possible."
New Icons (Bit of both)
OK, so this one is a bit of a grey area. We would say it's all but confirmed, as very official looking Instagram posts from a very official account seem to indicate a brand new Icon coming into FIFA 19. The one and only Johan Cruyff (or whoever runs his Insta account) posted pictures of three UT cards with captions asking fans what his rating should be. Although any kid with a bit of Photoshop know how could have made them, we reckon they're real and we will likely see him put into the game. Steven Gerrard is also rumoured to become one of the next icons, but we don't have any evidence like we do for Cruyff.
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