FIFA 11 introduces Personality+
The FIFA franchise turnaround has been one of the biggest surprises of the current generation. The once ridiculed series (think FIFA 64) has now become the benchmark football game – leaving PES trailing behind with its shoelaces untied and in need of an asthma inhaler.
But with FIFA 10 being such a complete package, can EA move the bar yet again with number 11? They think they can – and it’s all down to Personality+.
Personality+ is the evolution of individual distinctiveness that sees a footballer’s abilities on the pitch mirrored authentically in the game, creating individual personalities.
Apparently EA’s game engine is now so sophisticated that footballers in the game will behave and perform as true individuals.
Personality+ distinguishes individual footballers from one another by utilizing a database that evaluates and grades each player’s skill-set over 36 attributes and 57 traits.
An EA press release reads as follows;
“The EA SPORTS FIFA franchise utilizes a network of 1700 scouts, editors and reviewers positioned around the world to evaluate each player, creating one of the world’s most comprehensive databases.
Personality+ plus will be integrated everywhere in-game. Elite players are now empowered to showcase their world class skills.
Real Madrid’s Kaka will deliver crisp, creative passes, Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta will utilize tighter turns and close control to dribble through defences, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace, and top-flight defenders like Giorgio Chiellini of Juventus will anticipate, predict and react to offensive players to win back possession.
New body types and player models will further distinguish each player on the pitch. In addition, goalkeepers have also been injected with Personality+. The real-life personality of the keeper, whether acrobatic or traditional, will dictate his style in game. Dive attributes will determine the keepers with the ability to reach for further shots while reflex attributes determine reaction times, so a keeper like Petr Cech of Chelsea FC will be able to showcase world-class skills.”
Footy fans everywhere – do you believe the hype? And more importantly, do you care about this level of detail?