FIFA 19 is an upcoming football simulation video game developed by EA Canada, as part of Electronic Arts‘ FIFA series. Announced 6 June 2018 for its E3 2018 press conference, it will be released 28 September 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Gameplay changes on FIFA 19 include the new “Active Touch System”— an overhaul of player control, “timed finishing”— where the kick button may be pressed a second time to determine the exact moment the ball is actually kicked), “50/50 battles”— a system for determining how likely a player will win loose balls, and “Dynamic Tactics”— which allows players to configure strategies, and switch between them in real-time during a match. Details on the game’s campaign mode, The Journey: Champions, will be unveiled in the future.
FIFA 19 introduces the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup competitions to the game, after their licences with Konami‘s Pro Evolution Soccer expired. The game will have support for promotion and relegation between the Champions League and Europa League.
Composer Hans Zimmer and rapper Vince Staples recorded a new remix of the Champions League anthem specifically for FIFA 19. The Special Champions League song for FIFA 19 can be listened to in the reveal trailer.
The Nintendo Switch port will receive upgrades over FIFA 18. On 9 June 2018, EA Sports uploaded an official reveal trailer on their YouTube channel. Cristiano Ronaldo returned as the global cover star for a second consecutive time. It reported that it will include 55 national teams with 35 licensed leagues.
It is confirmed that the game will not include the Russian Premier League, as it did in FIFA 18 and previous FIFAs. However, almost all of the other leagues are still included in the 2019 FIFA. In addition, as with previous FIFA games since 2016, FIFA 19 will continue to feature women’s national teams.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, known as FIFA 19: Legacy Edition, do not contain any new gameplay features aside from updated kits and squads.