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FIFA 12 - Xbox 360, PS3, PC

by Steven Williamson on 31 May 2011, 09:17

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Sports

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Electronic Arts has revealed the first details of its inaugral footy game, FIFA 12, confirming a number of enhancements including a brand new physics engine.

FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch the new Player Impact Engine, a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. so that you can experience the way real-world players challenge each other for the ball, win possession, and test each other physically. EA says that players feel more resilient, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily.

All-new Precision Dribbling is also set to create a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions on attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Defending has been re-designed to make it as skilful and meaningful as the real-world game with all-new Tactical Defending, where positioning and intercepting passes are as important as tackling. Tactics and timing are crucial.

CPU players have been infused with Pro Player Intelligence, a self-awareness that enables them to behave and make decisions based on their own skills and tendencies, and gives them the aptitude to understand the strengths and weaknesses of teammates in every situation. Additional features will be revealed in the coming months.

Check out the fact sheet:

Key Features
· Player Impact Engine—Two years in development, the new physics engine is built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. Experience an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every contact. Players feel more resilient on the ball, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily, preserving their natural momentum.

· Precision Dribbling—Enjoy new ways to take on opponents, more time on the ball to make decisions, and complete control of the pace of the game. Utilize close dribble touches in tight spaces, on the wings, and even while fending off an opponent.

· Tactical Defending—Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism. Defending is now as strategic as attacking with all-new Tactical Defending, which fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling.Tactics and timing are crucial.

· True Injuries—The Player Impact Engine monitors contact between players in real-time, analyzing the force of the collision and impact on the body to detect real injuries, creating a deeper more challenging Career Mode. Manage new types of injuries and the risk of sending a player onto the pitch who isn’t fully healed.

· Pro Player Intelligence—CPU players have been infused with self-awareness and aptitude, enabling them to make decisions based on their own skills as well as the strengths and attributes of their teammates. Players who possess exceptional vision, for example, will see opportunities for through balls that other players won’t. Real Madrid’s Kaká will be more likely—and quicker—to pick out a run from a teammate farther away than a player with poorer vision. Additionally, teams will vary their attack based on the strengths of their players on the pitch, and the weaknesses of opposing players, creating a more authentic experience and greater variety of matches.

· New Presentation—Matches now have a real-world broadcast look and feel. Dramatically improved lighting, more authentic crowds, and a new default camera make every game feel special.

· Easier Navigation—Redesigned menu system for fast and easy navigation, featuring customizable Main Menu based on arena player, Virtual Pro and favorite club.

· Complete Authenticity—Over 500 officially licensed clubs and more than 15,000 players.


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Quite looking forward to this……hopefully they can build on FIFA 11s PC engine a bit more….was nice to see them try fairly decently to do a proper PC version and not a port.
I'll eat my hat if it tops fifa 98 as the best football game of all time. If I can't slide tackle the goalkeeper and dive whilst playing indoors it's no match.
I use to be a pro fan but fifa is taking over
God I hope this a proper sequel instead of the yearly update patch type releases we've seen in recent years, it definitely looks encouraging though.
krazy_olie
I'll eat my hat if it tops fifa 98 as the best football game of all time. If I can't slide tackle the goalkeeper and dive whilst playing indoors it's no match.

Hahaha

I used to get sent off soo many times for slide tackling the keeper, was good fun though.

:)