In previous iterations of the FIFA franchise, the crowd have been portrayed as generic cardboard cut-outs bobbing up and down in the stands in a weird blend of colour. Now, given the extra grunt afforded by next generation machines, EA have been able to put a lot more work into the way supporters look, giving the game a much more life-like feel. The crowd are presented as 3-D models, and look like they've actually jumped in their car, driven to the stadium car park, bought a match program and taken their seats. And in order to get the most out of the new-look crowd, EA have changed the default camera settings to an angle that brings supporters into the action. No longer will the crowd be hidden up in the rafters during a game as in previous titles - the crowd are now fully part of the scene, and fully part of the experience.
Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.