The Twist of FIFA 20 The Journey
If FIFA has been your game for the very beginning and you‘ve been following along with the story of Alex Hunter, unfortunately, the newest edition of FIFA 20 The Journey has sadly come to a close.
If you have been following along, you might have gotten an invest in the story, as it was evolving throughout the development of the game. If you are an Alex fan and have been rooting for his success, FIFA 20 might come with some surprising new edition—and an interesting twist to the Journey.
Although you might feeling a little despair about the lack of Alex in your life (unless you go back and play older editions), we’re here to tell you that despite the stop in his story, things are still looking up.
In this article, we’re going to check in to see what happens in the newest edition:
What’s up with the newest edition?
In common with last year’s edition, FIFA 20 will also be available on most consoles, like Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. What are some other facts you ought to know?
- The release date for FIFA 20 will be September 27th
- Available for pre-order and early access on September 24th.
- The first trailer has also already been released and the hype is UP!
What happened in the last editions?
If you haven’t been following along on the iconic journey mode in FIFA, you should probably know first and foremost—and we hate to be the bearer of bad news—but the multi-part story has finally come to a conclusion. What was the Journey, anyway?
The Journey, another option for Career Mode, was a narrated story that followed character and fictional, upcoming soccer star Alex Hunter. It hit the market and fans loved it, jumping on the story and following along with it—getting even emotionally invested in his road to the top.
What happens now?
Well instead of moving on with Hunter’s story, we’ve been introduced with a whole new story or mode that carries that sort of legacy that The Journey created.
Along with the introduction (or re-introduction since it had been on in the game back in 2012) of street soccer, there is also a new mode on FIFA 20 that’s worth the same amount of buzz that The Journey had created.
Although it will be hard to top off the series Career Mode, the newest mode, called Volta, will do its best. This Journey-replacing mode, however, has caused a buzz very “Journey-worthy.”
So, a few things you should know about Volta in the FIFA franchise:
- Volta, which means to go back or turn, tunes the big game back down,focusing instead on small-sided play—bringing that into the spotlight.
- Where did it get its inspiration? Well, the FIFA Street series launched back in 2005 and FIFA 18 had a street football gig also. In this newest edition, we’ve got a feature that has street soccer as its complete and sole mode.
- In Volta, you are able to make and create your own character—instead of having to follow Alex (an already-made character), which is pretty new and interactive. This way, you don’t have to get invested in an already made character and grow to love him—you can introduce your own character to the seen—falling in love at first sight.
- All kinds of locations are available to you around the world. Your character will have access to playing in various futsal courts, field, and cages all over the world—from London to Amsterdam to Tokyo.
- You also will have access to making your own team of 3-5 players, choosing between custom characters or professional players.
- Volta also gives you an option of playing street or indoor soccer in career or league modes.
What sets Volta apart from The Journey?
Well, for one, there is no Alex. Instead, there is AI technology, with the entire FIFA 20 editing raising its game of realism, from the players’ likeness to various stadiums around the world and matching that realistic, game-day atmosphere.
So, with this new edition, Volta is the new player at soccer camp—let’s see what they’ll amount to for its debut.
- First and foremost, Volta has been proven to be pretty addictive. It plugs in important features and the possibility to play street ball where the original FIFA editions were lacking.
- There are so many different options to play these small-sided games—from 3v3 with no goalkeepers, 3v3 with them, 4v4, or 5v5 with regulation futsal rules, you’re able to fully control how you want to play, where you want to play, and who you want to play with.
- #Genderequality for the win here, too. You can mix female and male players on the pitch by making them opponents or even teammates—which is making history as the first time in the game’s history that can be done. Volta has become one of the most diverse modes of all time.
- You can also have control of using your own avatar or playing with real-world players, which helps bring an even more interactive component to the game.
The loss of FIFA 20 The Journey in the newest edition is a tough one. However, instead of wallowing in despair with the missing piece in your heart that was filled with Alex’s story, you can instead rejoice about this whole new mode that is now available—switching up the game and making history in its own way.
If you’re looking to spice up your game, playing with your own avatar, creating small-sided teams with real-world players and even mixing up genders within a team—then the FIFA 20 Volta version will fill that void.
Although nothing will ever truly replace The Journey, we do feel a little better with the newest game and edition that is trying to fill that hole in our heart—even if it’s just a little bit.