FIFA 21 Star Heads Thread

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TeamExtreme17
2829 posts Fans' Favourite
edited April 30
To carry on from @RollsReus great work the previous years.. For the 10th year running, the Star Head Thread returns for this years edition of FIFA. This thread is consistently the biggest and most popular thread on this entire forum, having attained more than 1.8Million views in last year's thread, which surpassed the 1.7Million from the previous year. This, combined with an ever increasing hunger from fans around this world, shows how highly fans of FIFA value the topic of player faces within the game.

Since 2011, the Star Heads Thread has been the mecca for news on player faces and a place for aesthetic fans to come and discuss all things face-like. Throughout the years, we have had a community of passionate fans. Some who have been members for years and others who are new to the thread. We are some of the most committed fans who play the game, but don't mistake our tenacity, it's purely a mutual love of the game and a desire for our voices to be heard. Our members are constantly looking for squeaks and leaks for any potential news from official teams and players.

Naturally we will have new users coming into this thread for the first time, who are very welcome to become part of the discussion. To you, we say that we are well aware that there's on-going problems with FIFA and that graphics can't be the main focus on the development team, but there is enough threads for these situations. This thread is committed to just one side of the title, something that has their own team for, so we ask that you respect our place and don't post for arguments sake. We respect your opinion but this isn't the place for it.

A resident of this thread, @VapexKarma, has a popular YouTube channel that he constantly posts top quality videos on. These videos showcase many different visuals that are present in FIFA, such as player faces and face comparisons from PES, as well as players who are in need of an updated face on FIFA. His channel has only continued to increase over the past year as he fights the good fight for our struggles! You can find his channel here

Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/FIFA_Generic_Starheads

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/GenericFifa


Lastly, there are rules that are present in this thread that you can find below and will need to abide to:


* This thread is for player face discussion only, for discussion of everything else to do with FIFA 21 please use other more appropriate threads.

* Please use the Off-Topic section to discuss PES. A small amount of PES face discussion is allowed in here but only for comparison purposes. Anything else/excessive PES face discussion will be removed.

* We understand graphics aren't everyone's cup of tea. Please be aware that we also want gameplay updates and fixes but this thread is solely just for Star Heads. EA have numerous departments working on different aspects of the game. There are gameplay-specific threads for you to air your thoughts.

* Please do not quote posts that include numerous pics, nor create quote chains.

* Please be respectful of everyone's opinion. Arguing for the sake of arguing will get us nowhere.

With all that being said, don't be afraid to join in with discussion. Here's to hopefully a great year!

Comments

  • TeamExtreme17
    2829 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited April 30
    For those of you who are not familiar with what a starhead is, it occurs when a team is dispatched by EA to football clubs' training facilities where they sit the squad down in their makeshift studio to take a number of photos in which, over time, are applied to a players' in-game face. The results are quite outstanding.

    There are 3 different types of faces in FIFA. They are the following:


    Star Head

    When a player receives the scanned treatment mentioned above:

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    Custom

    When the player in-game is designed by the graphics team without the aide of a photoshoot:

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    Generic

    When a player has a in-game face that is modelled on them without going into great detail:


    EA can you PLEASE add all the missing scans into the game!! There have been numerous videos showing players being scanned / re-scanned (Defoe etc) that you STILL haven't added to the game!? PLEASE ADD THEM!! @EA_GZaro @EA_Rtas @EA_Lanna @EA_DarDar @EA_Cian
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  • TeamExtreme17
    2829 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited April 30
    FIFA 21

    Rumours

    Ligue 1 Full Treatment
    Bundesliga re-scan
    La Liga re-scan
    Premier League re-scan
    Benfica

    Past FIFA Games

    FIFA 20

    Full Bundesliga Treatment
    Premier League re-scan
    La Liga re-scan
    Juventus
    Ajax
    Roma
    PSG
    Independiente
    Racing Club
    Millionarios
    Universidad Catolica


    FIFA 19

    2017/2018 Premier League (re-scan)
    2017/2018 La Liga scan
    Various MLS players
    Various Saudi League players
    Various Chinese Super League players
    PSG (re-scan)
    RB Leipzig
    Cardiff City
    Fulham
    Wolves


    FIFA 18

    2016/2017 Premier League (re-scan)
    Newcastle (re-scan)
    Brighton and Hove Albion
    Huddersfield
    Toronto
    Various MLS players
    Various J-League players

    FIFA 17

    Bayern Munchen
    Inter Milan
    2015/2016 Premier League (re-scan)
    Middlesbrough
    Burnley (re-scan)
    Hull (re-scan)
    Juventus (re-scan)
    Additions to the Women's roster

    FIFA 16

    2014/2015 Barclays Premier League (re-scan)
    Bournemouth
    Watford
    Norwich
    Real Madrid
    FC Barcelona (re-scan)
    Entire Women's Roster
    Paris Saint Germain (re-scan)
    Olympique de Marseille (re-scan)
    Olympique Lyonnais (re-scan)
    Borussia Mönchengladbach

    FIFA 15

    2013/2014 Barclays Premier League (minus Fulham and Cardiff City)
    Leicester City
    Burnley
    QPR

    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    USA National Team

    FIFA 14

    Lille OSC
    Olympique de Marseille (re-scan)
    Olympique Lyonnais (re-scan)
    Tottenham Hotspur
    Paris Saint Germain (re-scan)
    Everton
    Newcastle (re-scan)
    Borussia Dortmund
    Atletico Madrid
    FC Barcelona
    Liverpool
    Aston Villa (re-scan)
    AC Milan (re-scan)
    Arsenal (re-scan)
    Chelsea (re-scan)
    German National Team (re-scan)
    Valencia (re-scan)

    FIFA 13

    Hamburg
    Valencia
    Germany National Team (re-scan)
    Manchester City (re-scan)
    Chelsea (rescan)
    Paris Saint Germain (re-scan)

    FIFA 12

    Aston Villa
    Newcastle United
    Manchester City
    AC Milan
    Germany National Team
    Olympique de Marseille
    Paris Saint Germain
    Vancouver Whitecaps

    FIFA 11

    Juventus
    Arsenal
    Chelsea
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Bordeaux

    Top Teams That Need Scanning:

    Benfica
    Sporting Lisbon
    Porto
    Lyon
    Monaco
    Napoli
    AC Milan
    Inter Milan
    Feyenoord
    PSV
    Celtic
    Rangers
    Galatasaray
    Fenerbahçe
    Beşiktaş
    Zenit Saint Petersburg
    Anderlecht
    National Team scans! (Which would cover most of the top rated players in-game from being left generic!)

    Top Players That Need Custom Faces: (Essential now Fifa has the UEFA license to make the Champions League & Europa League more authentic)

    F. De Jong
    B. Fernandes
    Haaland
    Greenwood
    M. Dembele
    Soumare
    Ruben Dias
    Neres
    Militao
    Tonali
    Tagliafico
    Bergwijn
    Dumfries
    Olmo
    Chiesa
    Ødegaard
    Billingham
    Camavinga
    Kessie
    Cutrone
    Romagnoli
    Bentancur
    Tierney
    Biglia
    Manolas
    Strootman
    Veltman
    Cillessen
    Krychowiak
    Semedo
    Eliseu
    Malcom
    Sidibé
    Alejandro Gomez
    Allan
    Zielinski
    Talisca
    Subasic
    Brahimi
    Danilo Pereira
    Dost
    Gelson Martins
    Suso
    Bonaventura
    Taison
    Golovin
    Ricardo Pereira
    Medel
    Belhanda
    Candreva
    Weigl
    Grimaldo
    Ghoulam
    Aboubakar
    Ozyakup
    Vida
    J. David

    Top Players Who Need Updating:

    S. Ramos
    Kane
    Defoe
    Zaha
    Ozil
    Lukaku
    Rose
    L. Moura
    Sturridge
    Walcott
    De Rossi
    Mane
    Firmino
    Calvert-Lewin

    On 23.4.2019, we received new updated Bayern Munich scans in Fifa 19 and the vast difference from their old scan to their new one is quite evident, and why it is imperative you update the afore mentioned players! Here is proof of why on PS4 / XB1 we need updated scans:


    DLC has been highly requested for Star Heads in Fifa 21. @EA_GZaro @EA_Cian @EA_Rtas @EA_Lanna @EA_DarDar

    The Fifa Dev Team may also find the following Star Heads Thread on Reddit of use: Link

  • TeamExtreme17
    2829 posts Fans' Favourite
    edited April 30
    May I also make a special mention of the need to allow us to edit generic faces in Edit Real Player, which would require the Head section that you use in Create Player to be opened up to be used in Edit Real Player too, so we can edit poor generic faces to look more like the real player, the results are the following:


  • Futbol22
    993 posts Professional
    edited May 1
    Really hoping EA captured FC Köln this season. Ismail Jakobs is a quality up and coming player + he’d have a great starhead! Give him a starhead in Fifa21

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    For the Bundesliga the following players should have theoretically been scanned so they hopefully will come in FIFA 21

    Bayern
    • Cuisance
    • Fruchtl

    Dortmund:
    • Akanji
    • Weigl
    • Hitz

    Leipzig:
    • Konate
    • Laimer
    • Wolf

    Gladbach:
    • Strobl
    • Benes

    Leverkusen:
    • Baumgartlinger

    Wolfsburg:
    • Weghorst
    • Roussillon
    • Brekalo
    • Guilavogui
    • Tisserand

    Freiburg:
    • Grifo
    • Lienhart
    • Gian Luca Itter

    Hoffenheim:
    • Rudy
    • Zuber
    • Posch
    • Bičakačić
    • Stafylidis

    Frankfurt:
    • Rode
    • Durm
    • N’Dicka

    Hertha:
    • Ibesivic
    • Dilrosun
    • Klünter
    • Esswein

    Augsburg:
    • Jedvaj
    • Uduokhai
    • Cordova

    Mainz:
    • Mateta
    • Boëtius
    • Kunde
    • Niakhate
    • Onisiwo

    Werder:
    • Rashica

    + promoted teams Köln, Union Berlin, Paderborn
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  • Futbol22
    993 posts Professional
    edited May 1
    Mario Götze needs an updated starhead.

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    Can we finally get an update for Özil? His current starhead is from FIFA 13. Surely you can do better than PES

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    Michy Batshuayi also needs to updated. His current starhead is from FIFA 16

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  • Futbol22
    993 posts Professional
    edited May 1
    Marseille has been scanned so EA needs to make sure Boubacar Kamara has starhead in FIFA 21

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  • Futbol22
    993 posts Professional
    Weigl, Akanji, Konate and Laimer need starheads.

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  • Sammy26
    129 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    You write about who you want to see in the new game with face scans, but let's not forget that many face scans are intentionally not added to Fifa 20
    And if only part of these scans of faces appears in Fifa 21 it will be terrible ...

    Plus, why talk about a new game, thereby showing humility with the fact that nothing new is to be expected in Fifa 20

    Unacceptable to do as EA does! Scan teams in the 17/18 season and add them only in 20/21 ... When at this point, many teams changed their composition dramatically. And it will be good if all these scans come out in the game in 20/21, although it is possible that this will simply be ignored and much will be lost as always ...

    That's how you work EA ?! @EA_GZaro, @EA_Roger
  • ClioRS
    88 posts Park Captain
    Sammy26 wrote: »
    You write about who you want to see in the new game with face scans, but let's not forget that many face scans are intentionally not added to Fifa 20
    And if only part of these scans of faces appears in Fifa 21 it will be terrible ...

    Plus, why talk about a new game, thereby showing humility with the fact that nothing new is to be expected in Fifa 20

    Unacceptable to do as EA does! Scan teams in the 17/18 season and add them only in 20/21 ... When at this point, many teams changed their composition dramatically. And it will be good if all these scans come out in the game in 20/21, although it is possible that this will simply be ignored and much will be lost as always ...

    That's how you work EA ?! @EA_GZaro, @EA_Roger

    Correct !!! .. now we need the faces in FIFA 20 we are in May and it seems that FIFA 20 we put it in the drawer .. I do not accept this thing.
    I do not claim that all are released now but at least what you have scanned in the previous months insert them, at least the most important ones as well as the updates of the faces such as Gotze, Lucas Moura, Vertonghen, Ozil, Ter Steggen, Messi, Rakitic etc ... and then I don't understand Suarez did you update him and others of Barcelona didn't? But with what logic do you make these updates?
    It is a game that involves you as realism, and then you get lost on such important aspects

    @EA_GZaro, @EA_Roger
  • fekir_in_debuchy
    82 posts Park Captain
    It will be interesting to see how the current situation with the covid affects the number of new starheads in the next FIFA, i can only 'hope' EA is making a lot of custom faces if they weren't been able to scan the players. Updating already existing scans that they hold out on wouldn't hurt as well
  • Quiffed
    164 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Any other leaks of ligue 1 scan? Remember for french teams took part in pre season ea thing and wondered if they got a scan then?
  • Futbol22
    993 posts Professional
    edited May 1
    Updating already existing scans that they hold out on wouldn't hurt as well

    100% this. So many players need updating. The texture quality of old starheads is really obvious like Nastasic. He needs an update

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  • Pedders8
    85 posts Park Captain
    Yeah releasing an unfinished game is pointless because of the above. The game this year was a farce, we seem to be amounting a mass of half-done game modes.
  • mickjacobjr
    1233 posts Professional
    I think people need to scale back expectations with scans this yr unfortunately due to the virus which is a pity I expect
    Benfica
    Ligue 1
    Some MLS
    Random la liga and Bundesliga
    And a few updates from premier league as prem league prob not rescanned
  • Quiffed
    164 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Sad thing about this thread is it means EA know we’ve given up on expecting new faces in fifa 20 and therefore the games done
  • Sammy26
    129 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    tommy_p_5 wrote: »
    If they can't fix the issue with having to start a new career mode to include new faces, I'd much rather they almost solely focus on adding new players (previously generic) for the release of the game, then add re-scanned players in the updates throughout the year (because they work in existing career modes).

    Why does it bother you all? How many careers do you play in a year? I’m sure not one. So really, you can’t finish your career, and then enter a new one with new face scans added?
    I don’t see any problem here, my personal opinion
  • TM1982
    220 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Sammy26 wrote: »
    tommy_p_5 wrote: »
    If they can't fix the issue with having to start a new career mode to include new faces, I'd much rather they almost solely focus on adding new players (previously generic) for the release of the game, then add re-scanned players in the updates throughout the year (because they work in existing career modes).

    Why does it bother you all? How many careers do you play in a year? I’m sure not one. So really, you can’t finish your career, and then enter a new one with new face scans added?
    I don’t see any problem here, my personal opinion

    If they were to do like 2-3 mass releases of starheads it wouldn’t be a problem. But if they’re going to be releasing new scans every few weeks of course it’s a problem. People do not want to start a new career every few weeks. You can guarantee that if it was something that got them more money from FUT then they would have worked out a way of doing by now.

    Ideally I’d start a new career maybe three times in a games lifespan. When it first comes out. When they add the scans of the promoted teams. And then after the winter transfer update.
  • ClioRS
    88 posts Park Captain
    TM1982 wrote: »
    Sammy26 wrote: »
    tommy_p_5 wrote: »
    If they can't fix the issue with having to start a new career mode to include new faces, I'd much rather they almost solely focus on adding new players (previously generic) for the release of the game, then add re-scanned players in the updates throughout the year (because they work in existing career modes).

    Why does it bother you all? How many careers do you play in a year? I’m sure not one. So really, you can’t finish your career, and then enter a new one with new face scans added?
    I don’t see any problem here, my personal opinion

    If they were to do like 2-3 mass releases of starheads it wouldn’t be a problem. But if they’re going to be releasing new scans every few weeks of course it’s a problem. People do not want to start a new career every few weeks. You can guarantee that if it was something that got them more money from FUT then they would have worked out a way of doing by now.

    Ideally I’d start a new career maybe three times in a games lifespan. When it first comes out. When they add the scans of the promoted teams. And then after the winter transfer update.

    Sorry but EA can't create the way to continue a career regardless of face updates? It seems absurd to me that one is making a career and cannot benefit from updates of any kind they are .... crazy and we are at FIFA 20 almost in the third millennium !!!
    Are you guys there ??

    @EA_GZaro, @EA_Roger
  • TM1982
    220 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    ClioRS wrote: »
    TM1982 wrote: »
    Sammy26 wrote: »
    tommy_p_5 wrote: »
    If they can't fix the issue with having to start a new career mode to include new faces, I'd much rather they almost solely focus on adding new players (previously generic) for the release of the game, then add re-scanned players in the updates throughout the year (because they work in existing career modes).

    Why does it bother you all? How many careers do you play in a year? I’m sure not one. So really, you can’t finish your career, and then enter a new one with new face scans added?
    I don’t see any problem here, my personal opinion

    If they were to do like 2-3 mass releases of starheads it wouldn’t be a problem. But if they’re going to be releasing new scans every few weeks of course it’s a problem. People do not want to start a new career every few weeks. You can guarantee that if it was something that got them more money from FUT then they would have worked out a way of doing by now.

    Ideally I’d start a new career maybe three times in a games lifespan. When it first comes out. When they add the scans of the promoted teams. And then after the winter transfer update.

    Sorry but EA can't create the way to continue a career regardless of face updates? It seems absurd to me that one is making a career and cannot benefit from updates of any kind they are .... crazy and we are at FIFA 20 almost in the third millennium !!!
    Are you guys there ??

    @EA_GZaro, @EA_Roger

    Yeah exactly. PES manages to do it I think. It’s just frustrating playing a few seasons and then having to start all over again because they’ve uploaded some new scans.
  • Kenny_C
    62 posts Park Captain
    What are we thinking of the chance of Adama getting a re-scan and an updated hairstyle? He's such an OP player in FIFA, would be amazing to have his latest hairstyle. And i m so very hoping for a Saint Maximin scan, he'd look so cool in game.
  • mickjacobjr
    1233 posts Professional
    The virus is going to mess up a lot of ea scanning for this yr especially the prem league
  • Sammy26
    129 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Futbol22 wrote: »
    Regardless of a Ligue 1 treatment EA is holding back a scan for Victor Osimhen when he was at Wolfsburg in 17/18. They should add it in FIFA 21

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    I agree with that. I wrote about this earlier. But I do not agree with the phrase "In Fifa 21", they should add it to Fifa 20.
  • Futbol22
    993 posts Professional
    edited May 4
    Sammy26 wrote: »
    Futbol22 wrote: »
    Regardless of a Ligue 1 treatment EA is holding back a scan for Victor Osimhen when he was at Wolfsburg in 17/18. They should add it in FIFA 21

    victor-osimhen-wolfsburg_v6iody9asjcr1g8a9w5v9y7d4.jpg?t=1706657621&quality=60&w=1200&h=800

    I agree with that. I wrote about this earlier. But I do not agree with the phrase "In Fifa 21", they should add it to Fifa 20.

    Agreed. But EA never adds new starheads this late in the cycle. And the next editions starhead thread always starts around this time of year.

    FIFA 20 is over
  • GlennMufc
    507 posts An Exciting Prospect
    So are we expecting the Marseille scan to be an indication of a full ligue 1 scan ? Just like what we saw with betis a few years back signalling a full la liga scan ?

    Imagine having Monaco, Lyon , Lille, Bordeaux, rennes scanned, so many top talents . Dembele , camavinga , ikone , osimen , Gabriel , lafont , golovin , kamara , denayer .
  • mickjacobjr
    1233 posts Professional
    GlennMufc wrote: »
    So are we expecting the Marseille scan to be an indication of a full ligue 1 scan ? Just like what we saw with betis a few years back signalling a full la liga scan ?

    Imagine having Monaco, Lyon , Lille, Bordeaux, rennes scanned, so many top talents . Dembele , camavinga , ikone , osimen , Gabriel , lafont , golovin , kamara , denayer .

    Lyon were scanned too
  • Quiffed
    164 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    Do we know which Lyon players have scans being delayed?
  • GlennMufc
    507 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Quiffed wrote: »
    Do we know which Lyon players have scans being delayed?

    Scanned last year , so I presume dembele , terrier , cornet , denayer , Tete , tousart , maybe a few youngsters gouri , caqueret etc
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