* New player models, AI elements and physics routines
* ' Become a Legend' mode - Start your career as a rookie midfielder or striker and work your way through the ranks to become a pro. Play in your favourite attacking position and work as part of a team, as opposed to controlling every player.
* 'Legends' online mode - Use your saved 'Become a Legend' player in online matches with like-minded friends, and show off your skills on the larger online stage.
* Redefined intricacies of first touch, close control and ball distribution
* Enhanced shooting and AI mechanisms
* The new control system makes full use the D-Pad and analogue stick to perform contextual tricks and feints within the players run.
* Weather, air resistance and ground friction all have an affect on the balls motion - alter your play to match the conditions just like in real-life.
* Teamvision AI has been extended allowing computer controlled team mates to adapt their tactics more realistically.
* A reworked Master League means a players' loyalty and mood now affects their performance on the pitch.
* Enhanced realism through aesthetic updates, including stadium environments and atmosphere.
* Improved depth of field through the use of contrast for a greater sense of distance.
* New vertical camera that automatically switches to a close-up view during key one-on-one situations.