Aspiring managers can customise up to six different Team Sheets per club and even alter their strategy based on the next opponent, the fitness levels of players or in-game tactics. Hopefully this means that one injury or suspension won’t cause a major delay between career mode matches.
These Team Sheets are available in Career Mode, Match Day (Kick-Off), Online Friendlies, and Tournaments. They allow players to set team tactics, roles, and even offer instructions to each of their outfield players. These instructions let you manage the attacking runs and defensive positions players take on the pitch, so you can customise your team’s set up. No word on if you can tell players to kick the shins off other players in preparation for El Classico.
Tactics have also been overhauled making it possible to alter settings. Players can modify their team’s build up play, chance creation and defensive settings, though it will require some experimentation with the sliders to see how these changes manifest themselves.
Those invited to FIFA 15’s beta will get the first hands-on experience with these new settings. We may not have long to wait until the demo is released; we’re expecting news on that front from Gamescom on August 13th. And finally, FIFA 15 will be released at the end of September.