It’s back, ladies and gentlemen. After seven long years, FIFA Street will be making a blessed return to TV screens all around the world once again. Volta, the younger, Beats-wearing, Instagramming cousin of the much loved street soccer franchise has arrived in a neon blur, nutmegged you and booted his ball into your Mum's prize vase.
The OG FIFA Street games, of which I mean 1 & 2, were beautiful things. They brought to life the dreams and fantasies of football-loving young’uns everywhere, by enabling gamers to step into the shoes of their favourite players to play raw and authentic, jumpers-for-goalposts-esque street-ball, in a wide variety of cities from all over the globe. 
They had us all playing on the concrete outside our houses, with latin rap and samba playing in the background, attempting failed flip-flap after unsuccessful hocus pocus, grazed knees and bruised elbows aplenty, yelling “gamebreaker!” as we slammed the ball into our neighbour’s back wall, envisioning ourselves as the virtual Ronaldinho, Eto’o and Henry that we had just played ‘Rule The Street’ with on our PSPs. 
The more recent instalments, despite receiving some actually very credible reviews, aren’t associated with such nostalgia. Ask people about FIFA Street, and most people will throw it back to the originals. But FIFA 20’s ‘Volta Football’ will bear more likeness to the most recent release, FIFA Street 4, than it will to its freestyling forefathers - you would imagine. 
It is an incredibly intriguing concept, however. It will offer fully customisable gameplay, with a whole bunch of single-player game modes. Expect a detailed career/story, team play and a promotion and relegation league system, bolstered by all of the usual tricks and flicks. There will also be a multiplayer option, and for those who wish to be represented by their favourite players and teams, Volta kick-off - which can be altered by all of the different ‘house rules’ that were added to FIFA 19.
EA themselves have confirmed that we will be able to play “3v3 Rush (No GK’s), 4v4, 4v4 Rush, 5v5, and Professional Futsal. In addition, Volta offers different sizes of arenas and environments with and without walls, giving you the freedom to play the beautiful game your way”. 
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
But boy, did FIFA need it. For the last three, or even four years, the games have just blurred into one static, non-advancing snoozefest, especially for those of us that are avid career mode players (of which the cultured amongst you will be too). FIFA 19, for me, was the peak of EA’s laziness. I mean, a football game without the Brazil squad, the World Cup finalists, Croatia, or the Nou Camp?
But boy, did FIFA need it. For the last three, or even four years, the games have just blurred into one static, non-advancing snoozefest, especially for those of us that are avid career mode players (of which the cultured amongst you will be too). FIFA 19, for me, was the peak of EA’s laziness. I mean, a football game without the Brazil squad, the World Cup finalists, Croatia, or the Nou Camp?
Come on, guys. 
But finally, Electronic Arts have answered our cries. Volta Football should be a real crowdpleaser. They teased us with a similar addition last year, by adding a FIFA Street-style level into The Journey, where you challenged a group of kids to a 5v5 in the Favelas of Brazil - but that first-to-five match was over before it had begun. After rounds of flirting and buying them double vodka-cokes all night, EA had invited us back to their house, where we were offered a cup of tea and a night on the sofa. We had been honeypotted. 
But now, all has become clear. That painfully short trip down memory lane was a test, an experiment if you will, ahead of this year’s full release. With an Amsterdam underpass, a London neighbourhood cage and a sweet-looking Tokyo rooftop already confirmed as playable destinations, Volta’s Adidas-incorporated release looks bound to revitalise the tired FIFA franchise.
And we’re all here for it. 
Here's a link to the official reveal: https://www.ea.com/games/fifa/fifa-20/volta