FIFA 13 Introduces Five New Mechanics, Motion Control Support

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Electronic Arts Inc. today unveiled five new mechanics that will bring changes to EA SPORTS’ FIFA 13, promising the largest and deepest feature set in the history of the franchise. Ranging from new artificial intelligence (AI) design to a redesigned dribbling system, EA SPORTS are pulling out all the stops for FIFA 13.

“We are perfecting the best sports game in the world with innovations that capture all the drama and unpredictability of real-world football,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer for FIFA 13. “These are game-changing innovations that will revolutionize our artificial intelligence, dribbling, ball control and collisions to create a true battle for possession across the entire pitch, and deliver freedom and creativity in attack.”

The most sophisticated AI ever achieved for the FIFA franchise will drive FIFA 13 on high-definition (HD) consoles and PC. All-new Attacking Intelligence enables players to analyse space, work harder and smarter to break down defences, and think two plays ahead. Players now possess the intelligence to create, curve, or alter runs to capitalize on openings as they occur, make runs that pull defenders out of position to open passing channels for teammates, and better position themselves for new attacking opportunities.

In FIFA 13 every touch matters with the most comprehensive and intuitive dribbling system ever developed. Inspired by Lionel Messi, ‘Complete Dribbling’ enables players to face their opponent and use precise dribble touches combined with true 360° mobility with the ball, so it’s easier to be more creative and dangerous in 1v1 opportunities. Players change direction quicker, are more explosive accelerating with the ball, and are more effective shielding defenders for longer stretches. FIFA 13 ‘1st Touch Control’ transforms the way players control the ball, eliminating near-perfect touch for every player on the pitch, and creating variety and uncertainty around ball control. Factors such as defensive pressure, trajectory of the ball, and velocity of the pass now impact a player’s first touch, creating more opportunities for defenders to win back possession.

The second generation of the Player Impact Engine expands physical play from just collisions to off-the-ball battles between players. Defenders push and pull for position, and use their size and strength to win possession or force opponents into poor touches and decisions before the ball arrives. FIFA 13 ‘Tactical Free Kicks’ provides the tools to create dangerous and unpredictable free kicks utilising the most skilful players on the pitch. Position up to three attacking players over the ball and utilise dummy runs and more passing options to create elaborate free kicks. Opponents can counter by adding or subtracting players to the wall, creeping the wall forward, or sending a bullet man to intercept the pass or block the shot.

FIFA 13 will also feature and improved Career Mode with major changes developed in response to requests from the most passionate fans of the franchise, as welll as new features to enhance the massive EA SPORTS FIFA online offering, including improvements to the popular Head-To-Head Seasons mode. Multiple new features will be added to EA SPORTS Football Club, the live service that is the ‘heartbeat of FIFA’, and complete authenticity with more than five hundred officially licensed clubs.

FIFA 13 will be available in stores world-wide this autumn for the PlayStation 3 with PlayStation Move support, Xbox 360 with Kinect, PlayStation Vita, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable (PSP), iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and other mobile platforms. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on FIFA 13, and other forthcoming titles from EA SPORTS.


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