A new player tournament organized from the company features Real Madrid, one of the biggest clubs in Spain, with two teams of four players trying to show each other their skills and win a best of three series. FIFA 16's name is finally matched up with the calendar year and that means the team at EA Sports needs to work even harder in order to keep the FIFA Coins player base engaged with the football simulation in the long-term.
The new FIFA 16 competition features a side made up of Keylor Navas, Denis Cheryshev, Danilo and Casemiro and another featuring Nacho, Jese, Dani Carvajal and Raphael Varane.
It's interesting to note that both teams play the Real Madrid team in the video game, although it's unclear whether the line-ups are exactly the same or whether they have different favorite players.
The video features some interesting plays from the real-world players as well as a weird penalty, an outrageous tackle from a goalkeeper and more.
As always when it comes to FIFA 16 player tournaments, it's s shame that EA Sports does not offer more footage from the matches the two Real Madrid sides played in order to allow fans to see how good the footballers are when they need to work with the simulated mechanics of the series.
The Spanish team is one of the biggest partners of the franchise, with a new three-year partnership delivering improved quality for 14 of its players when it comes to movement animations and face scanning.
Special FIFA 16 experiences are also available at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium where Real Madrid plays, allowing fans of the team to familiarize themselves with the mechanics of the title.
The football sim is due for a big 2016 update
The winter transfer window is now live for the big championships in Europe and both those teams seeking to improve their performance and those looking to get some cash will be tempted to become active.
Traditionally, EA Sports has launched a big update for its football simulation series at the end of the month or in early February, which makes sure that rosters are as accurate as possible and that the stats for the biggest players reflect their real-world performances.
It is unclear whether the team is also planning to deliver a series of tweaks for the actual mechanics, given that some changes were already made in December of 2015 and some developers have suggested that time is required to make major improvements.
Presumably, more player tournaments featuring major teams will be delivered in the coming months as EA Sports is trying to keep gamers engaged.
The team also delivers weekly videos showing off the best goals created by the community as well as Team of the Week packages for the fifa 16 coins mode. EA Sports usually only offers details about the new mechanics and the updated features in late spring or just before the start of E3.