FIFA 19 is the latest edition of the FIFA video game saga. The people in charge of developing this saga are Electronics Arts under the EA Sports label and its name is due to the fact that it was the first to have an official license from the world's top soccer body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA.
The first FIFA in history was born on Christmas 1993. The truth is that EA Sports had doubts until the last moment because, although it enjoyed great success in the United States thanks to its American soccer and ice hockey video games, in Europe it was a total unknown. However, the study took advantage of the fact that, in the summer of 1994, the Football World Cup would be held in its country of origin and launched the FIFA game well in advance. The success was such that, by the end of the first month since its release, FIFA 94, or as it was originally called, FIFA International Soccer, sold 300,000 units for the SEGA MegaDrive game console alone.
That first FIFA in history was a milestone and marked the development of all modern soccer games, even beyond those belonging to the EA Sports saga itself. Why? Because of its perspective. Until now, all soccer videogames played the games from a bird's eye view, making the players look like badges or table soccer players. However, FIFA 93 introduced a twisted perspective very similar to that offered by television cameras during real broadcasts.
This resulted, first of all, in the possibility of recreating a wider range of animations by the players since they could take advantage of the 8 addresses available on the controls of the primitive consoles. In addition, it also managed to give a sense of depth, which helped to develop primitive strategies and to give effect to the hits. This, in spite of the reduction of the speed of game that it supposed, was a proposal very valued by the users.