Elk jaar worden we weer verblijd met een nieuwe FIFA game en elk jaar denken we weer: hoe wil EA Sports het dit jaar gaan verbeteren? Dit jaar zal dat gebeuren met onder andere de Impact Engine, waardoor realisme van blessures heel erg dichtbij komt. Ook zal onder andere het menu een geheel nieuw uiterlijk krijgen en wie weet wat er allemaal nog meer in petto is.

Vandaag zijn enkele basis features uit de game in de spotlights beland en krijgen ze wat extra uitleg. Onder andere het aantal clubs en spelers met een licentie, navigatie en enkele andere aspecten. Deze nieuwe informatie doet menig FIFA fan alweer watertanden naar de nieuwe FIFA, waarvan helaas nog geen releasedatum bekend is.

FIFA 12 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.

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.

Tactical Defending—Fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling at the right moment. Tactics and timing are crucial.

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.

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.

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.