Today EA Sports announced that Online Team Play in FIFA 11 will expand beyond the 10v10 that had been featured previously to now a full 11v11 by including goalkeepers amongst the user controlled players. “Be a Goalkeeper” as it is being called will also be available in career mode.
Be A Goalkeeper is a completely new way to play—instead of thinking as a player out in the middle of the pitch, you have to think and react as the goalkeeper. Experience the thrill of the one on one battle, making the great save from a free kick, punching balls safely out of danger, the pressure of the corner, and most importantly, keeping a clean sheet. Be A Goalkeeper features three levels of accessibility with varying degrees of AI assistance—assisted, semi-assisted and fully manual.
The demo is slated to be out on September 16th. It is expected to include six teams: Barcelona, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Bayern Lverkusen, Lyon, and NY Red Bulls. Further details on the makeup of the demo are not yet known.