FIFA 20 Official Gameplay Trailer Reveals New Dynamic 1v1 Physics

July 19, 2019

The world game never changes, unless it’s in video game format as we can see from the first FIFA 20 official gameplay trailer. It’s important to keep improving sports games that are released each year, and this year EA Sports is doing just that with FIFA 20. New set shots, dynamic 1v1 battles on the field, and new ball physics will make FIFA 20 look and feel that much closer to the real thing.

Read our full E3 2019 FIFA 20 announcement write-up.

One of our biggest gripes with FIFA games this generation has been that when watching replays the ball often bounces off nothing, missing the player’s foot or head by a few inches. Based on the FIFA 20 official gameplay trailer, we are excited to see if the new ball physics and composed finishes will change this.

Check out the FIFA 20 Official Gameplay trailer below:


FIFA 20 introduces Football Intelligence, a complete gameplay rethink that unlocks a deeper level of football realism.

With the new Authentic Game Flow, user-controlled Decisive Moments, and enhanced Ball Physics System, you’ll be put at the centre of the key moments in each match you play in FIFA 20.

Authentic Game Flow
Authentic Game Flow gives AI-controlled players an increased understanding of time, space, and position on the pitch, placing more emphasis on user-controlled play through new Dynamic One-on-Ones, enhanced AI Defending, and Natural Player Motion.

  • Dynamic One-on-Ones: built using the game tempo from the world’s best leagues, an overhauled gameflow offers more true-to-life spacing and pace of play, resulting in more 1 on 1 opportunities putting emphasis on user-controlled Decisive Moments.
  • AI Defending: an overhaul in the positioning and tackling system creates an environment for AI to better complement the user-controlled player. AI will offer intelligent defensive support, while rewarding and advantaging user defending.
  • Natural Player Motion: with locomotion and positioning innovations AI players move in a more natural and composed fashion than ever before, creating realistic football movement for all players on the pitch.

Decisive Moments
Decisive Moments give you more control over the moments that determine the outcome of a match. From Composed Finishing in the final third to Controlled Tackling at the back, along with new Strafe Dribbling and a Set Piece Refresh, you’ll have increased input in the key stages of each game.

  • Strafe Dribbling: the new strafe dribble mechanic adds more dimension to attacking options; enabling you to move with more agility than ever to lure your opponent in before beating him with speed or skill.
  • Controlled Tackling: Using the Active Touch System, user-controlled defending is advantaged and rewarded through a variety of new tackle animations. The cleaner the tackle, the higher the likelihood of retaining possession of the ball.
  • Set Piece Refresh: A system refresh gives deeper options for aiming direct free kicks and penalties and introduces more skill-based mechanics for ball-striking that are more rewarding than ever.
  • Composed Finishing: An overhaul in the fundamentals of shooting will give you more consistent and clinical finishing, creating a more true-to-life shooting experience that better rewards authentic finishing and offers risk and reward in more difficult situations like volleyed crosses.

Ball Physics
The new Ball Physics System elevates gameplay in FIFA 20 to a new level of realism, offering new shot trajectories, more realistic tackle interactions, and physics-driven behaviour.

  • Football Informed Motion: an overhauled motion system introduces more authentic ball spins and bounces that play out with more realism than ever before, creating a more true-to-life football experience.
  • New Shot Trajectories: with the new ball motion system a variety of realistic shot trajectories are unlocked, from technically dipping shots to knuckleballs, to swerved set-pieces and first-time rising shots.

Rocket Chainsaw reviewed FIFA 19 at launch last year, giving it four stars and saying it, “builds on ideas from past games and continues to provide soccer fans with more ways to play the world game. With an extensive Career Mode, an in-depth Ultimate Team mode, the all new Kick Off mode and several ways to play online with friends and randoms alike, FIFA 19 is a solid package.

FIFA 20 will launch worldwide on September 27, 2019 on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.