So here we are again, the FIFA 23 version of a mode that hasn't been properly updated now for 10+ years and is in need of a massive overhaul! If not, a complete revamp from scratch! We're now in the year 2022 on Next Gen consoles, this needs to change! Especially now Pro Clubs & Player Career have received significant upgrades, of which Creating your "Pro" is a vital part of! At least add the options "in-game" that the data reviewers get behind the scenes, like the "Cold Weather Gear" option (This will fix the Cold Weather Gear bug!) and being able to edit Generic player faces by opening up the "Head" section in Edit Real Player! We should also be able to change things like player's default celebrations, (for example Fellaini's real life celebration is in the game but not set too him by default and I cant manually give it him! Also Lukaku has been wrongly set a triple moonsault celebration that we cant change! Why!? Please let us edit everything manually ourselves..)
Running styles, free-kick / penalty stances, Generic player faces, potential stat & player traits should all be editable too! Why not add the Animations section from Create Player to Edit Real Player too so we can edit these things ourselves? In fact just open up all the sections that you get in Create Player for Edit Real Players too! Nothing should be locked! This mode is in dire need of a complete overhaul/revamp, so here are a few highly requested suggestions on how Create / Edit Real Player should look:1.
Edit Generic Player Faces? If you can't Scan players, or give them Custom faces, at least unlock the "Head" section in Edit Real Players to let us edit them to make them slightly resemble the player! Generic Managers included (they should be listed as an option at the top of a team's squad list for editing), as a lot of teams have the same preset manager faces from Manager Career and they get repetitive.. Generic faces have no place on Next Gen consoles!
Here is why we should be able to edit Generic faces in Edit Real Players:
See Bruno Fernandes in Fifa 20 was Generic, but with the right tools you can create a better looking face for him, even though it is still a Generic one. We should be able to do this to the original player in Edit Real Player without having to create a whole new player! This has been a very popular request in the FIFA 22 & FIFA 23 Star Heads Threads and we have been able to do it in PES for years.. So it's possible?
EA's Fifa 20 Bruno Fernandes vs my Created Player Bruno Fernandes which just took me 30 minutes.. Notice how much more human / life-like he looks? These could also be shared within the community and would be very popular on social media.. Thus bringing positive feedback to your game? Every player in real life wants their likeness to be as close to real as possible!
Created players should have their Star Head as a display picture instead of a blank silhouette!3.
Please add a Short Wrist Tape option.. Stop giving players Sweat Bands as Wrist Tape by default! Long Wrist Tape is in the game but it's too long, so we need a shorter version too.. Here is a Wrist Tape setting from MLB: The Show and also Madden 21, which is also made by EA Sports!
So we should have the following options:
Long Wrist Tape (Current)
Short Wrist Tape
Cold Weather Gear Option: Data Reviewers get the option to manually edit a player's/manager's Cold Weather Gear.. Please add this in to Create / Edit Real Players too! This would fix the Cold Weather Gear bug! Make Cold Weather Gear options for managers in Manager Career Mode too, instead of just putting a coat on our manager by default in the Winter, we might not want them to wear one! Give more customization to the user instead of things being assigned by default please.. Currently if we give players Short Sleeves (example) they still wear Long Sleeves in Winter as his Cold Weather Gear has been set by Data Reviewers behind the scenes and we can't edit it!
Summer Gear: Short Sleeves
Cold Weather Gear: Undershirt
Summer Gear: Shirt & Tie
Cold Weather Gear: Jacket/Coat5.
Same As Kit Accessory Colour: We should be able choose the colour "Same as Kit" option for all accessories like Wrist Tape / Gloves / Ankle Tape etc. Here are examples of players with accessories with the same colour as the kit colour (Pogba etc)
Just giving players Red Long Wrist Tape doesn't work, as when in a different colour away or 3rd kit they still wear Red Long Wrist Tape and it looks unrealistic! Thus killing the immersion.. (and it's actually breaking the rule that accessories match the kit colours)
This is what happens when they wear Away kit, 3rd kit or the player gets transferred to another team who wears a different colour home kit than their default team in Career Mode:
PES has an option for Long Wrist Tape / Gloves / Ankle Tape that fixes this bug. It basically assigns the colour of the accessories to match the kit colour they are playing in, just like Undershirts/Undershorts currently do? So if you are wearing Long Wrist Tape with the "Same As Kit" colour selected, you will wear Red Wrist Tape with the Red home kit, and Black Wrist Tape with the Black away kit etc! Pretty much the same how Undershirts/Undershorts currently work..
Another fix for this would be for player to ONLY wear Coloured Wrist Tape for their home kit, if they wear the away or 3rd kit the Long Wrist Tape should default to WHITE..
The same happens for Coloured Gloves: Even when you do put them on players, again, the Same As Kit option is needed to match away and 3rd kit colours or you end up with the same bug as above ^
^ But that is what happens if you give a Chelsea player Blue gloves when they wear Away kit, 3rd kit, or the player gets transferred to another team in Career Mode: (What good are blue gloves if they transfer to Man Utd who play in red!? And if you edit him at Man Utd to give him red gloves he then loses his Cold Weather Gear! Thus the need for the Cold Weather Gear setting that Data reviewers have access too..)
A fix for this would be for player to ONLY wear coloured gloves for their home kit, if they wear the away kit or 3rd kit the gloves should default to BLACK..6.
Undershorts: Why are they defaulted to every single player in Fifa, and only during Winter or Rain!? Please add them as an option! Lampard wore them all year round like Rooney did with the Undershirt..
Please add long Undershorts too? That Robben wore for example..
These are actually already in Volta and are called "Compression Pants" so please add them to Create & Edit Real Players!
Add 3/4 rolled up sleeves like this following example: (You had Ronaldo wearing them on your Fifa 19 cover!!)
So you would have the option:
3/4 (Rolled Up)
This would also fix the bug with GK gloves clipping issue with the Long Sleeves option selected..
Here is the setting in MLB: The Show 19:
Grip Socks: Players very often cut their kits football socks and wear their own WHITE Grip Socks underneath, or an over sock provided by their club, please add this option:
This could replace Ankle Tape as by law now Ankle Tape has to be the same colour as the sock anyway so there is no need for Ankle Tape in Fifa anymore! Unless when turned On it automatically matches the sock colour!! On or Off it should be defaulted to the same colour as the football sock, just like Undershirts/Undershorts do! So please add a Grip Sock setting just like there is an Ankle Tape setting:
Grip Sock: Yes or No9.
Game Face: Why cant we use Game Face to apply a face to a Generic Player / Created Player or Manager? Please stop removing features we used to have in the game! You could have 100 slots and this way the community could create a lot of faces for players who don't have one, and share them! NBA 2K also has a Game Face Creation App! Why doesn't Fifa!? You should be innovative with the team and resources you have..10.
3D beards!? You added 1 in Fifa 21 and 2 in Fifa 22? Please add ALOT more realistic ones! Like this:
Please add generic Tattoos to put on our Created Player like we can do in Pro Clubs! Why have you left this out!?
Player Positions: I want to make a created player with just the CM position, but you can only make him a CAM or CDM. All positions should be available to select for your Pro / Created Player!! Also add a second and third position so you can make a player seem more dynamic and trainable in one of his secondary positions (You can already do this in Career Mode). So you can give a Created Player the following:
Position 1 (Natural): CM
Position 2: CAM
Position 3: CDM
Pos 1: CM
Pos 2: -
Pos 3: -
Which would mean he can ONLY play CM! But can be trained in 2 other positions via Player Development in Career Mode..13.
Hairstyle / Hair Colour: Don't you think it's a about time we can at least change a player's Hairstyle / Hair Colour ourselves? If a player changes his Hair / Hair Colour in real life, we shouldn't have to wait 5 years for you to update him, we could simply do it ourselves, even something so simple as changing Falcao's headband from the default black colour to a white one like he wore for Man Utd should be editable! As it's technically just an accessory? It shouldnt be apart of his hairstyle.. Another example is Griezmann, he has a red headband so if you sign him for a team who play in blue it looks stupid, we should be able to edit the colour of accessories! And why aren't the new hairstyles from The Journey available in Edit Real Player / Create Player too!? Please use all the assets from The Journey!! There are also generic Hairstyles that have accessories which colour can't be edited.. Why!?
See this Hair Dye option in WWE 2K games which would be great in Fifa for Create / Edit Real Players:
Player Masks: Add the mask option from Pro Clubs/VOLTA as players often wear them when they break their nose / cheekbone as an accessory...
Potential Stat: Please add this so we can edit a players Potential ourselves, just like we can edit their sprint speed etc in Edit Real Player under the Attributes section..
You also can't set/edit a Created player's Potential, it is always 99 for Career Mode, why!? I might want to Create a Player with a Potential of 80.. Please give full customization to the user!16.
Player Stats: You can't edit a player's Composure attribute either, all stats should be editable in Edit Real Players in the Attributes section! Again, please give full customization to the user..17.
Player Traits: You can't assign traits to a Created Player. Makes no sense. Especially since you can earn traits in Player Career Mode where you control only the one player. So obviously they are available to be added to Created Players, just add it into the Create/Edit Real Players menus. In Madden you can assign traits to Created Players as well so why not in Fifa!?18.
Skill Moves Rating: You can't specifically set a Created player's Skill Moves rating, it is just assigned based off of the dribbling and (I think) agility attribute. Like all players above 81 dribbling and 76 agility get 5* skills (or something along those lines). Please add the Skill moves stat as an option!19.
Player Name Audio: How about you add First and Last Names to the Audio on top of the Commentary Name, for Create / Edit Player and also Manager / Player Career Mode so you can be referred too in commentary/interviews by your FULL name? Other games have this..
First Names: Chris, Steve, John etc..
Last Names: Smith, Rodriguez etc..
It would be great for Press Conferences as a Manager or on Commentary being referred to as John Smith rather than just "Smith" when you touch the ball as a player..20.
Creation Centre: Generic Kits / Team Names / Crests for teams in the game who aren't licensed, Rome FC for example, should be able to be edited! This could even be done via Creation Centre that you removed.. And is more needed than ever due to you losing more exclusive licenses to PES each year!21.
Please add Arm Sleeves as an accessory:
When Creating a Player you can only set the youngest year of Birth to 2002, but we are nearly in 2021 so we should be able to create 15/16 year olds, so the youngest year of Birth needs changing to 2005!
This is how Create / Edit Real Player should look with the new options:
* Player Face:
(Editable only if generic)
* Apply Game Face:
Yes / No (Only if Generic)
* Facial Hair:
Including New 3D Beard types
- Accessory Colour: (If Applicable)
* Hair Colour:
* Sleeve Length:
Short, 3/4, Long
Yes, No or Winter Only (Setting it to Yes would see players wear it all year round, including Summer, like Rooney did, and Winter Only would wear an Undershirt in the Winter only - which is essentially the Cold Weather Gear option!)
- Undershirt Length: Short, 3/4, Long (Just like Sleeves Length)
* Tight Kits:
Yes, No or Team Default (And I suggest adding the Team Default option to the actual teams who wear these kits not the individual players who play for them, so set Team Default option to the team Arsenal in Edit Team and not their individual players in Edit Real Players.. (As a player usually only wear the tight kit option for a team who have the Techfit kits, so its technically team specific) so if Arsenal had TechKits assigned, players would automatically wear the Tight Kit setting when playing for Arsenal, no matter what kit option they have assigned..
- Left Arm Sleeve:
Yes / No (Pogba example)
- Right Arm Sleeve:
Yes / No
Yes, No, Winter Only
- Undershorts Length: Short or Long (Robben style)
Yes, No, Winter Only (Same as Undershirt)
- Colour: Black/White etc or Same As Kit (Currently White is the Default colour, this also needs changing to Black by default!)
* Wrist Tape Left:
Off or On
- Wrist Tape Colour: White etc, Same As Kit (whatever the default kit colour is, this would get round players like Reus who wears yellow when playing in Dortmund's home kit, and black when in their away kit! Just like you automatically set the Undershirts / Undershorts colour to match the colour of the shirts / shorts)
- Wrist Tape Length: Short, Normal, Long
- Wrist Tape Style: Plain Texture, Pattern (Amad Diallo example)
* Wrist Tape Right:
Yes / No
- Wrist Tape Colour: White etc, Same As Kit
- Wrist Tape Length: Short, Normal, Long
- Wrist Tape Style: Plain, Pattern etc..
* Sweat Band:
Same as above ^
* Hand Bandage:
Same as above ^
Same as above ^
* Finger Tape: Yes/No (Tape on Wedding finger by Default)
- Finger Tape Colour: White, etc..
Yes / No (Lewandowski)
- Mask Colour: Black, White etc..
* Running Celebration 1:
* Finishing Celebration 1:
* Running Celebration 2:
* Finishing Celebration 2:
* Running Celebration 3:
* Finishing Celebration 3:
* Running Celebration 4:
* Finishing Celebration 4:
* Running Style:
* Free-Kick Stance:
* Penalty Stance:
* Natural Position:
CDM, CAM, CM etc.. EVERY position should be selectable! (GK, RB, RWB, CB, LB, LWB, CDM, CM, CAM, LM, LW, RM, RW, CF, ST)
- Secondary Position: If Applicable
- Third Position: If Applicable
* Skill Moves:
* Weak Foot:
* Player Traits:
- Long Shots etc..
* Attributes: (Including Potential, Composure etc):
EVERY stat should be available to edit!
* Revert Player to Default:
Yes / No
Can you please pass this on @EA_Cian @EA_Aidan @EA_Rtas @EA_GZaro @EA_Lanna @EA_DarDar @EA_Roger @EA_Cade @EA_Bogdan @EA_Rileyy @EA_rephii
This is what the "Short" Wrist Tape should look like!!
But if anyone does find out what the mode is like and whether there's any improvements, post them here.. I'll just be somewhat curious, to see where the game goes.
But I'm not holding my breath This is EA we're talking about. I don't see them making any considerable and modern day changes, considering what we've been given for the past 10+ years of FIFA.
Horrible these features are in the game but not usable for career mode
Crazy!! Tattoos arent selectable in Player Career or Create Player!! 🤬 WTF are these Devs playing at!?
What's the ankle tape like in FIFA 23 (early build/closed beta or w/e)? Is it the same garbage we've been given for the past 50 years or have they actually done something with it?
Same garbage nothing has been added or fixed..