Days from the official FIFA 16 release, EA confirms that the greatly-missed FIFA clubs from Brazil make a comeback in FIFA 16.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 11, 2015
In 2014, FIFA fans were shocked to find out that Brazilian pro soccer teams were not included in FIFA 15 due to licensing issues, PlayStation Lifestyle reports. Apart from the Brazil National Team, FIFA 15 did not witness the prowess of players under the Brazil domestic leagues. For FIFA 16, according to Yahoo News, EA is happy to announce that 16 Brazilian teams are making a comeback for all those FIFA fans out there. EA Brazil Manager Jonathan Harris says that they are excited to bring back Brazilian teams to FIFA 16 since they know this will bring enthusiasm to a lot of FIFA fans.
“We have worked to create the best possible experience for FIFA fans in Brazil and around the world to include Brazilian teams. We know FIFA fans love playing with Brazilian players and teams across the game, so adding 16 clubs is positive news for all fans.”
Complete with their authentic crests and club names, the 16 Brazilian teams coming back to FIFA 16 are Atlético-MG, Atlético-PR, Avaí, Coritiba, Chapecoense, Cruzeiro, Figueirense, Fluminense, Grêmio, Internacional, Joinville, Ponte Preta, Palmeiras, Santos, São Paulo, and Vasco da Gama.
According to the EA announcement last week, the 16 Brazilian teams will be available in FIFA 16 in the “Rest of the World” menu and in most game modes. While the teams are not technically included in FIFA 16’s Career Mode, players could access the members of the Brazilian clubs through the transfer database. In FIFA Ultimate Team, the Brazilian teams will only be available after EA releases the download for FIFA 16.
In other news, FIFA fans who still use last-gen consoles will be disappointed to know that a whole list of features available to FIFA 16 on the new gen consoles won’t come to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Although FIFA 16 will still be ported to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, there will be features that the last-gen consoles won’t be seeing due to “hardware limitations.”
Bidness Etc lists the following FIFA 16 features that will be held back for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3: Creation Centre, which allows players to fully customize their FIFA 16 character; Custom music and chants; the FIFA Interactive World Cup, one of the biggest in esports today; Gameface feature, which was included in FIFA 15 for Xbox 360 and PS3; Match lobbies; and secondary English commentary with Andy Townsend and Clyde Tyldesley.
FIFA 16 is set to get the ball rolling in U.S. and Canada on September 22 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. Europe and Australia will see FIFA 16 on September 24.
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