Five new innovations will make FIFA 2013 the best football game yet, claims Electronic Arts.
New artificial intelligence will give players the ability to create, curve, or alter runs, possibly pulling defenders out of position to open passing channels for teammates.
Complete Dribbling will enable players to face their opponent and use precise dribble touches. Players will change direction quicker than before, are more explosive accelerating with the ball, and are more effective shielding defenders for longer stretches.
First Touch Control will eliminate near-perfect touch for every player on the pitch, creating variety and uncertainty around ball control. Factors such as defensive pressure, trajectory of the ball, and velocity of the pass will impact a player’s first touch, creating more opportunities for defenders to win back possession.
The second generation of FIFA’s Player Impact Engine will expand physical play to off-the-ball battles between players. Defenders will 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.
Finally, refined free kicks will allow up to three attacking players over the ball, and dummy runs and more passing options will be available. Defenders will have the option of adding or subtracting players to the wall, creeping the wall forward, or sending a bullet man to intercept the pass or block the shot.
“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,” said FIFA 2013 Executive Producer David Rutter.
FIFA 2013 will be released this coming summer.