Today, we pass the halfway point of our FIFA 23 news series. This time, it is the turn of the visual improvements that the game will include in the environmental plane, beyond everything related to the anatomical animations promoted by the technology of HyperMotion 2. The intention of EA Sports is that the atmosphere is as similar as possible to that of a real match.
In the online presentation that we were able to attend, the characteristic in which more emphasis was placed was that of the lawn, which, in the words of the company itself, will be “hyperrealistic”, thanks to the artistic and technological improvements that have been introduced. Thanks to them, it has been possible to implement a new system of degradation and effects.
If we stick to the comparative images with respect to FIFA 22 that they showed us, the change promises to be very noticeable and even individual blades of grass will differ. Also, when a ‘mow’ occurs or a player crawls on his knees to celebrate a goal, there will be a very noticeable trace.
Another aspect that will contribute to the realism of the matches will be the encouragement of the public. The crowds in the stands will be more noticeable than ever before, thanks to hundreds of new animations that will see them jumping to the beat of chants or waving flags as if possessed by the spirit of Patty, the irrepressible fan of Oliver and Benji.
Less appreciable will be the improvement in the three-dimensional geometry of the goal nets, that will contribute to the rebound of the balls against them or that of the players when tripping over them give a more natural sensation.
All this, together with HyperMotion 2, will have an impact on the broadcasting sensation, enhanced by replays that will make use of artificial intelligence that will take into account aspects such as distances or the speed of the ball. Additionally, there will be new banners for leagues such as the Women’s WSL and D1F.
Changes will also be seen in the video scenes prior to the matches, which will be more liked with the front facades of some stadiums and with aerial shots taken by drones. Also, there will be about 500 new songs, as well as some hymns. And the soundtrack of the game will even be heard in some moments of gameplay, and not only in the menus.
Being the last game that EA makes in association with the International Football Federation, there will be no change in the graphics engine, something that may make sense when the saga is renamed EA Sports FC and perhaps needs a push for the public less understood, but FIFA 23 will be the most colorful football game that has ever existed.