FIFA 16 Will Feature A New Dribbling Control System Based On Lionel Messi’s Control, Skills And Movement

FIFA 16 Will Feature A New Dribbling Control System Based On Lionel Messi’s Control, Skills And Movement

Lionel Messi’s skills on the pitch may be too difficult for defenders in La Liga and The Champions League to deal with, but the Barcelona and Argentina superstar’s impressive ball control will soon be at the fingertips of gamers.

Creators EA Sports announced on Tuesday that Messi’s ability to feint and move past defenders will be introduced in FIFA 16 as part of their new dribble control system.

After analysing Messi’s exquisite ball control and dribbling abilities using motion capture technology, creators produced a “no touch dribbling” system that allows players to free themselves from the ball during games.

Users will be able to buy time, create separation, feint and move past defenders – similar to what Messi does for Barcelona and Argentina on a regular basis – without touching the ball.

“First, I fake to the left or right with my leg, then in the direction where the defender is standing,” Messi told EA Sports.

“I always try to wrong-foot him, so I can have a better chance of gaining the advantage.”

Users will also be able to use a new range of touches to get the ball past defenders as they react.

“When one is face to face, there is always more room and it is much more difficult for the defender because the attacker has more chances to break away in any direction,” Messi added.

To trigger “No Touch Dribbling”, gamers will need to press and hold the L1/LB button on their controller, which will cause the player in possession of the ball to momentarily step away from it to create space.
From there, users can flick the left analog in different angles to shift the body of their player which, if timed correctly, will misdirect defenders into going one way while the player with the ball goes the other.


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