One of the first big reveals of E3 2019 is that FIFA 20 will include the new Volta mode taking the world’s game to the streets. Volta is inspired by the small-sided football played in the streets, cages and indoor futsal courts across the globe. Gameplay receives a shakeup to match street skills with added flicks, flairs and the ability to rebound the ball off of walls.
The word Volta is Portuguese and the translation is ‘to return.’ Volta was chosen as it refers to football returning to the streets, preceding the professional game and as a throwback to the FIFA Street games from over a decade ago.
Volta matches can be customised with 3v3 Rush, 4v4, 4v4 Rush, 5v5 and Professional Futsal rules. Also, Volta offers different sized arenas and environments with and without walls, giving players the freedom to play exactly how they want. EA has so far revealed that arenas vary from an underpass in Amsterdam to a neighbourhood cage in London and a Tokyo rooftop.
Players can customise their teams through gender, clothing, shoes, hairstyles, tattoos, and celebratory emotes. Additional items are unlocked by progressing through Volta and completing in-game challenges.
Four Volta football modes have been revealed. Kick-Off takes professional teams to the streets. Volta World allows players to build a team, recruit players and compete in single player matches.
Volta Story follows a custom footballer through a narrative-driven experience, where they face off against various legends of street football from around the world. Earn rewards, customise the player, and earn recruits for the squad, culminating in the Volta World Championship tournament in Buenos Aires.
Volta League is the online portion of street football, where players from around the world compete and wins lead to promotion into higher divisions.
Of course, FIFA 20 will feature the authentic on-field football experience of previous games along with an abundance of changes and improvements. But for now, we’re excited by Volta and look forward to hitting the streets when FIFA 20 launches September 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version is also on its way; sadly, Volta will not be available on the handheld console.