FIFA 12 – First Details

After the enormous success of FIFA 11, EA Canada producer David Rutter says the team is already hard at work delivering “an enormous shopping list” of improvements for the next title in the popular soccer series. Speaking to OPM UK, Rutter revealed what the studio is doing to polish the next installment. Read all the interview extract below:

I think we did a great job with the Personality Plus feature [in FIFA 11, but the the teams [AI] doesn’t support that quite as much as it should,” he said. “As an example, a team doesn’t spot that if Peter Crouch is in the area, they can lay a load of high balls onto his head.

Set-pieces are still a bit lame, I get frustrated by not being able to do quick throw-ins, not being able to quickly select my free-kick takers, on the fly stuff. We’re somewhat last-gen in the way the game cuts [before those things].

Those moments where you take one [player] to his old club and the boo boys come out, or his old team are more aggressive in the tackle towards him. So you think: ‘Wow! FIFA understands not just the game of football, but the sport and passion behind it’.

Kinda makes you think inside; WOW that’s what I have always wished for – Soccer Sim. Lets wait and see how it turns out.

via CVG