One of the major talking points in the gaming circles since the release of the FIFA 20 game has been the introduction of the Volta football mode. With the exception of a few complaints about patch issues that need fixing, the latest introduction by EA sports into FIFA has undoubtedly drawn several plaudits.
This may not come as a surprise at all due to the fact that the fans themselves called for the introduction for such a mode in the game.
According to FIFA 20’s creative director Matt Prior, the addition of street football was essential since it was “one of the most-asked-for features” from those who played the game.
He said, “It’s been over seven years since the last FIFA Street game was released and after countless fan requests, EA are once again tackling the other side of football.
“This is a landmark year for FIFA. It’s the biggest FIFA we’ve ever made,” FIFA 20 creative director Matt Prior told Goal.
“Almost all of our consumers never have their first kick of a football in an 11v11 game, he continued.
“The roots of football start in the backyard, down at the park. It’s a part of football we haven’t previously had in the game, so we’re super excited to bring that aspect to FIFA.”
The producer of Volta football, Jeff Antwi, has also elaborated on the Volta football mode.
“It’s a return to street football for the FIFA franchise and we’re really excited to be in places where street football is rooted.
“Authenticity, creativity and culture are all things we wanted to bring to Volta.”
Volta football in FIFA 20
EA Sports cleverly chose the name Volta to send across the primary goal of the new mode which is to return to street football. The word Volta, apparently, is a Portuguese word which means to return.
With Volta football, players are able to not just play 5v5 but are also able to experience football outside the stadium.
Volta football and street games
The mode is already drawing comparison with previous football games but there certainly are features that make both street football games and the Volta football distinct. One of those features is the inclusion of females in Volta football- a feature absent in most street football games.
Features of Volta football
The building of unique players
With Volta football mode, players can build or create their own players for gameplay. Feature options include kits, hairstyle, tattoos, new celebrity emotes and many others.
A player can also show off his style in VOLTA Football by equipping his player with the latest vanity items ranging from shirts, shoes, and sweaters to different tattoos and hairstyles. Vanity items can be unlocked as one progresses through VOLTA football by completing in-game challenges.
There are actually about four gameplay modes in Volta football.
VOLTA Kick-Off: Take your favourite professional teams back to the streets and compete in a number of VOLTA locations and match formats. Play PSG vs. Lyon in Paris, the Madrid derby in the streets of Spain, or Chelsea vs. Spurs in a London cage.
VOLTA World: Build up your VOLTA team by playing through Single Player Matches against community-generated squads in a variety of formats and locations. After each victory, recruit a player from the opposing team and build your squad up in terms of both skill and chemistry.
VOLTA Story: Take your unique player through a narrative-driven experience, where you face off against various legends of street football from around the world. Earn rewards, customise your player, and recruit for your squad, culminating in the VOLTA World Championship tournament in Buenos Aires.
VOLTA League: Play your way through promotion and relegation with the online VOLTA League. The new player versus player formats places your team against others online, where wins lead to promotion into a higher division.
Different game types
There are five different game types, ranging from three on three to professional futsal.
- 3v3 Rush*
- 4v4 Rush*
- Professional futsal
*Rush meaning no goalkeepers.
VOLTA Football brings football playgrounds from all over the globe to life. From an underpass in Amsterdam to a neighbourhood cage in London, to a Tokyo rooftop, VOLTA Football lets you taste the regional experience of the global game.
VOLTA football Story
Take your unique player through a narrative-driven experience, where you face off against various legends of street football from around the world. Earn rewards, customise your player, and recruit for your squad, culminating in the VOLTA World Championship tournament in Buenos Aires.
VOLTA FOOTBALL gameplay has unique rules depending on the circumstances of the match. You can combine the rules below, creating very interesting match types. For example, a Street 3v3 Rush match with walls is completely different than a 4v4 street match without walls.
Small-sided matches are quick and fun, with each half being only 3 minutes of real-time playing. The timer only goes down when the ball is in play and each extra-time half is 1 minute of real-time play.
Street match types have more lenient rules and allow for a more flowing style of play. Whenever there is a foul in street matches, the play will restart from as close as possible to the position of the foul. There are no free kicks and on a restart, the ball is instantly considered in-play.
For more details on Volta football mode, visit the official website of EA sports.