What better way to find out about FIFA 23 gameplay ahead of launch that to speak to people who created it? On this episode of the FUT Weekly Podcast, FUT legend AirJapes and your host Ben speak to FIFA 23 Gameplay Producers Sam Kovalev and Tom Caleffi. They field various FIFA 23 related questions from AirJapes and your host Ben and the podcast's listeners.
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The panel delve into:
- Power Shot
- Balancing shooting
- Technical dribbling
- Why dribbling will feel a big change
- Defensive line issues
- Advanced jockey system
- Big Free Kick rework
- Loads more!
Power Shot definitely comes across as one of the most exciting features of FIFA 23, it is fully manual and will require considerably skill to aim accurately. There will definitely be a risk involved, but the Gameplay Producers have promised significant reward, we presume goals, if you can get it right. Balancing shooting has involved some changes to manual and assisted shooting on normal shots which should change things up for players going into FIFA 23.
It looks like Technical Dribbling will prove to be the most significant change for returning players. It'll require you to take advantage of the player's momentum to maneuverer the player successfully. The LB/L1 or RB/R1 modifiers can help if more control is needed. Furthering the difficulty for dribblers, improvements have been made to the responsiveness and balancing of jockey. Defensive depth has been increased though, and this should give the attackers an advantage.
One of the most exciting elements is the Free Kick rework, which is a through back to Free Kick systems of old and feels much more intuitive. Beyond this, there is plenty more discussed in this week's FUT Weekly Podcast episode.
What gameplay feature are you looking forward to in FIFA 23? Are there any that concern you from a balance perspective? Let us know in the comments below!