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EA announces FIFA 11 and releases screenshots

EA announces FIFA 11 and releases screenshots

Yesterday on Twitter an EA community manager was marveling that people were calling the FIFA 11 screenshots he uploaded to Facebook “fake” because, well, perhaps they just look that damned good.

To go with the screenshots, EA formally announced FIFA 11, the follow up to what Icrontic reviewer David Kenkel calls “An almost perfect football game.”

First, a bit from the press release:

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed that its top-selling* franchise from EA SPORTS™ will redefine player authenticity when FIFA Soccer 11 launches this Fall on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system. FIFA Soccer 11 reinvents player authenticity—on and off the ball—for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.

Personality+ is an attempt to bring more highly individualized characteristics to every single player on the field; no more mindless AI-controlled players all doing the same two or three pre-set animations and moves. EA has taken unprecedented steps to digitize every aspect of individual players, and claims to have a database containing 36 “attributes” and 57 “traits” for every player—information painstakingly gathered by a network of over 1700 scouts who have analyzed individuals from the sport.

If true (and well executed), this will provide what will probably be the most remarkable sport video game ever made, as every single player in-game will basically act like a real human being. In his review Kenkel stated, “After having played FIFA 10, I can’t see how much bigger, badder, meaner, and more enjoyable it can get.” It appears EA may have an answer for you, sir.

Another interesting new feature is called Pro Passing, where passing accuracy is determined by dexterity and skill on the game controller. They also announced new passes including the swerve pass.

FIFA 11 is slated for a fall release for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. PC, Wii, DS, PSP, and PS2 releases have also been announced, but not yet dated.

Comments

  1. Obsidian
    Obsidian So after blowing me away with Fifa 09 on the PC, and only making it worse in the few ways they changed it with Fifa 10, they're giving up on the platform? I am disappoint. Hopefully they will make an announcement about a PC version soon.
  2. primesuspect
    primesuspect My bad; the press release was worded oddly; the PS3 and Xbox 360 version are going to be released first, but there will be PC, Wii, PSP, DS, and PS2 releases as well.
  3. Butters
    Butters I will pray to whichever god can make FIFA 11 on PC not suck!!!!!!!!!!!! Seeing that PS2 is still receiving a port makes me feel that my prayers probably won't be answered. Here's to a 5yr+ game engine!
  4. the chosen one How about you guys just buy an xbox...much better than pc...promise...and if you have friends...its fun playing with them om the xbox.
  5. NiGHTS
    NiGHTS No more! FIFA 11's engine has been promised on the PC after 2 years of development specifically for the platform - though how well it performs is still yet to be seen.
  6. ardichoke
    ardichoke
    How about you guys just buy an xbox...much better than pc...promise...and if you have friends...its fun playing with them om the xbox.

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  7. Game If EA don'nt release the fifa11 on PS2 i'll never buy there games ever again coz some of us can't afford a PS3 as yet so we still need the PS2 to keep on playing ...so is the Fifa11 going to be on PS2? and released when?
  8. Akshay Dwivedi Why are man u wearing their old jersey?
  9. CrazyJoe
    CrazyJoe
    Why are man u wearing their old jersey?

    Well seeing as the new Aon jerseys were unveiled on July 14, and Fifa 11 was in development long before that I'd say that would be the reason for the older jerseys.
  10. ps3s3 y dont u guys buy a ps3 or xbox, ps2 is old now, if u cant afford it, its not the prducers of fifa 11s fault, so live with it. thats life u cant always hav what u want
  11. primesuspect
  12. Kwitko
    Kwitko
    ps3s3 wrote:
    thats life u cant always hav what u want
    And I see that punctuation and grammar are two things you can't always have. Then again, maybe you don't want them. Then again, you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you'll find you get what you need.
  13. ardichoke
    ardichoke
    Kwitko wrote:
    And I see that punctuation and grammar are two things you can't always have. Then again, maybe you don't want them. Then again, you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you'll find you get what you need.

    The gospel according to the prophet Jagger.

    Raaaaaaamen.
  14. invister PC version has got AON jersey yo!!!
    \m/ \m/
  15. Kwitko
    Kwitko My uncle used to work for AON. Just putting that useless tidbit out there.
  16. Koreish
    Koreish <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/F2p6WjKc_ds?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/F2p6WjKc_ds?fs=1&hl=en_US"; type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

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