IMAGES | X360, PS3 Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | 11:08 AM

Fifa 11 shows itself

Fifa 11 shows itself

Each year, it's the same turmoil in football/soccer fans' heart because it is always exciting to find out what has been improved in games since the previous year. Today, it is Fifa 11's turn to be unveiled with these first images.
Update: 3 artworks added.

Press release


GUILDFORD, UK. – 9th June, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed that its top-selling* franchise from EA SPORTSTM will redefine player authenticity when FIFA 11 launches this Fall on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system. FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity – on and off the ball – for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.

“Personality+ is the evolution of individual distinctiveness that sees a footballer’s abilities on the pitch mirrored authentically in our game, creating individual personalities in FIFA 11,” said Executive Producer Kaz Makita. “We have reached a level of sophistication within our game engine where footballers in our 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. 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 to drive its market-leading football engine. 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 defenses, 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.

FIFA 11 introduces new Pro Passing where pass accuracy is determined by a gamer’s ability on the control pad, and player skill, situation and urgency on the pitch, yielding a deeply rewarding passing system. Poor decisions or over/under striking the ball will mean error-prone outcomes. New types of passes such as swerve passes will enable players to make a safer and more effective play.

Building on FIFA 10 gameplay, which won 50 sports game of the year awards, FIFA 11 continues to listen to its growing legion of FIFA fans around the world to refine gameplay in ways that matter most to fans. Visit http://www.facebook.com/easportsfifa to join the FIFA group to express feedback directly to game developers and receive exclusive content. New game modes and innovations will be revealed in the coming months along with features on other platforms.

All comments

Commented on 2010-06-09 11:36:41
WOW, actually likenesses in a fifa game !!??!!
Finally the players look like they should have several games ago, granted each iteration they have got closer, but its just taken way too long.
Commented on 2010-06-09 11:50:10
look forward to the game
Commented on 2010-06-09 12:33:53
Looks less cartoony, plasticy.. but still some character models are hit or miss.
Ballack, Lampard, Arshavin (at least his back) : Hit
Samir Nasri: Ghoulish miss
Commented on 2010-06-09 12:36:23
I dunno, Nasri looks a bit ghoulish IRL, so i think theyve got it spot on.
Commented on 2010-06-09 13:58:31
nasri also looks like his been to the gym everyday from those screeenshots- lol
Commented on 2010-06-09 14:55:47
A bit strange that they don't use next season's kits when announcing next season's game.
Commented on 2010-06-09 16:01:33
The graphics are fine, it's the animations that need to be really good. Most people play with the tele view with the camera zoomed out so you really on ly get to see the high poly models during replays and in be a pro mode.

as long as the animations and individual character animations like Messi, Tevez, Rooney, Ronaldo, etc.. are spot on then it looks great in the expanded view.

I'll buy it regardless, I'm still hammering fifa 10 and WC so they must be doing someting right.
Commented on 2010-06-09 17:22:53
I think we can all agree FIFA 10 was awesome.
Commented on 2010-06-09 17:37:02 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by Slabs
A bit strange that they don't use next season's kits when announcing next season's game.
They did the same last year. It's nothing new.
Posted by LEBATO
I think we can all agree FIFA 10 was awesome.
Amen to that. By far my most played game this gen - I still play it every day - although that'll probably be topped by FIFA 11.

The player models look a heck of a lot more realistic, and the likeness is significantly better. Ivanovic looks great for example.

It's good to hear that they're fully focused on individuality this year, as it's just about the only weak point of the franchise at this point. If that gets fully addressed, we may just have the definitive football game.
Commented on 2010-06-09 18:14:03
Is there any word about the PC port? The xbox 360 & PS3 versions of fifa 10 were great, but the PC always gets a Ps2 port, which isn't even in the same league!
Commented on 2010-06-09 20:38:40 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
A bit strange that they don't use next season's kits when announcing next season's game.
Formula One 2010 anyone?
Commented on 2010-06-10 00:51:16

New types of passes such as swerve passes will enable players to make a safer and more effective play.
Oh yeah! Swerve passes whoohoo
Posted by Tomarru
WOW, actually likenesses in a fifa game !!??!!
Finally the players look like they should have several games ago, granted each iteration they have got closer, but its just taken way too long.
Maybe because they actually spend more time on getting the gameplay right.
Posted by Slabs
A bit strange that they don't use next season's kits when announcing next season's game.
New home kits every TWO years. So if a team switched kits last season, you won't see new ones till 2011-2012 season. And nobody really cares about away kits.

edit: Just checked and it seems there IS a new Manchester Utd kit, but I don't think it's been officially announced.
Commented on 2010-06-10 04:39:39
There's a new Chelsea kit, but you don't see that in the screens. It'll be in FIFA 11, though.
Commented on 2010-06-10 20:12:50
if only it would look like that in motion
Commented on 2010-06-10 23:31:03
Who says it won't? Just zoom in all the way and play like that if you want to...

I installed Fifa 10 on my computer and boy... it's different. The animations felt more... rigid somehow, but definitely looks sharper @ 1080p :D
Commented on 2010-08-28 18:37:54
FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity that is the true about it . A bit strange that they don't use next season's kits when announcing next season's game.

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