FIFA 11 kicking off this autumn

New Personality+ system maps players' real-life skills to the virtual pitch, while a new Pro Passing system determines pass accuracy directly from a gamer's ability on the controls.

FIFA 11 is set for release this autumn on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PSP, and mobile devices, EA announced today. The game's key new feature is something the publisher has dubbed "Personality+." It distinguishes individual footballers from one another by utilising a database that evaluates and grades each player’s skill set over 36 attributes and 57 traits. This means a footballer's real-life skills will be reflected in the game. For example, Barcelona's Andres Iniesta will utilise tighter turns and close control to dribble through defences, while Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace.

Despite EA's best efforts, Personality+ will be unable to make Wayne Rooney an interesting person.

The database used in Personality+ is said to have been built up by a network of 1,700 scouts from around the world and will be integrated into every area of the game. Goalkeepers will also be getting in on the action, with their real-life traits--whether acrobatic or traditional--translated to the virtual pitch. Personality+ will be combined with new body types and player models to further enhance the realism of the game.

EA will also introduce a new Pro Passing system, which determines pass accuracy directly from a gamer's ability on the controls. The player's skill will be combined with the situation and urgency on the pitch to create a more realistic experience. There will also be new passing types, such as swerve, which will enable players to make safer and more effective plays.

FIFA 11 will once again be going up against Konami's Pro Evolution soccer series, which is also set for an autumn release. Pro Evo has suffered at the hands of FIFA of late, receiving less than enthusiastic review scores. FIFA, meanwhile, has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, with the 2010 iteration of the game selling more than 10 million copies. The latest release, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, jumped straight to the top of the UK charts when it was released back in April.

EA has promised to reveal more new features of the game in the coming months. It has also invited fans to give their feedback and suggestions to the developers on the FIFA Facebook fan page.

For more information, check out GameSpot's first hands-on impressions of FIFA 11.

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superfrog123
superfrog123

I am hoping that EA make injuries more realistic, many of the players go down clutching their legs, after the match it turns out they had a dislocated finger

deycallmefigo
deycallmefigo

I love it when fanboys give you a thumbs down when you say stuff they don't like (although not offensive)... everything I said about PES/WE/ISS is right, I've been playing FIFA and ISS since 5th grade. @ SamSharp505_UOC Yeah, the manual passing system exists, use your right analogue stick to control whatever types of passes you want. also when you hold the pass or through button longer, the pass goes further.

hrothgar99
hrothgar99

i dont y every one raves about fifa 10 compared to its couterparts on the consoles the pc version was usless

SamSharp505_UOC
SamSharp505_UOC

@Simon250505 Haha, I've noticed douche make its way into English vocab recently. It's a nice word. :P He isn't really mature and I can kind of understand when you say terrible sport, but as you said it is the media saying he will win it and stuff, he just seems a down to earth guy, never boasts about his goals no matter how good they are and always gives as much credit to his team mates as he can, he's a good team player and if he keeps it up he will sort his attitude out too.

DarkBuhamut
DarkBuhamut

@ shkar, really? im not a big fan of rooney... but how many red cards did he get rhis season? maybe one, if that

shkar
shkar

hahaha,,,,,,,I think they should also make Rooney getting RED CARDS easily because that's what he is in real life...

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

I will take the risk and I will be selling my precious FIFA 10 in order to get some bucks to buy FIFA 11... If my senses do not betray me , I think it will improve over the past verison (and that is difficult cuz FIFA 10 was awesome).

Simon250505
Simon250505

@SamSharp505_UOC Nope, English and proud of it but douche is an awesome word and one day I will have it tattooed on my left buttcheek. I just think Rooney is a moron and a terrible sport, saying 'he is the only player that can win England the World Cup' as many media outlets have is a stupid statement. Once he acts like an adult and earns my respect will I cheer him on.

metalkid9
metalkid9

THat's so awesome. I skipped on 2010 so I might get this.

tampabil81
tampabil81

I hope they add more stadium. Like the rest of the 5-Star UEFA Elite Stadia, two Asian stadia (Seoul and Yokohama), two US stadia (Meadowlands and Home Depot Center), and Soccer City. I know this won't happen until next generation or the Euro 2016 but how about a 24 team Tournament Knockout? Just a few more teams from the other confederations outside of UEFA. It was very hard to imitate a World Cup on FIFA 10 with so few CONMEBOL, AFC, CAF, and CONCACAF clubs. I had to fill slots with UEFA teams. And when I create a tournament, is it too much to ask for a shot of the trophy at midfield as the players walk out to the pitch and for the winning team that isn't mine to hold the trophy up in celebration.

fighter91
fighter91

Please make the presentation better in fifa games! I would love to see the crowd be more intense and loud. Also make the stadiums more realistic, such as adding the ability to play in multiple times of day for each stadiums. I mean, come on, 99 % of the matches in camp nou are held at night yet EA only adds the day and the dusk time for this stadium! Also ability to create your own stadium.

Dan21278
Dan21278

YES!!!! Can wait to create my own player and make him play the beautiful game just like me!

LordPasta
LordPasta

"I'm not sure. I do love FIFA, but 2 FIFAs in a year... Lets just hope theres enough new features to make it buyable comparing to World cup or Fifa 10 ^^" @CyanX_DA_Dude: Hard to take that seriously when Fifa 10 is considered the most improved EA sports title in recent memory...

CyanX_DA_DudE
CyanX_DA_DudE

I'm not sure. I do love FIFA, but 2 FIFAs in a year... Lets just hope theres enough new features to make it buyable comparing to World cup or Fifa 10 ^^

killeroo
killeroo

im still waiting for a patch to fix manager mode in fifa 10 so this is a big no for me

Vhial
Vhial

I loved FIFA 10, but won't be getting this one. The changes each year are so small that it doesn't change enough to drop $60 a year, every other year sure.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

I hope they fix the goalkeeper AI and also they should make freekicks harder to score, and ffs make the time limit when you choose positions in online teamplay shorter, theres always someone not choosing ruining it for everyone else

blakeney
blakeney

Ive played and brought every single fifa since "Fifa International Soccer" on the snes! I honestly think that fifa 09 -10 were almost perfect, but this sofar sounds like it could be yet another improvment on a great series!!

thickmustache
thickmustache

Is EA going to continue porting the PS2 version to the PC, 5+ year old engine and all, instead of letting PC users play the same game as 360 and PS3 owners? These publishers and devs claiming that the PC "can't handle" the switch to next gen are either incredibly lazy, lying, full of B.S., or all of the above.

SaitouZero
SaitouZero

When will somebody make a game that combines the scope of sega's football manager series with the gameplay of fifa or pes series? That's the game we all want.

DeviLBringeRRR
DeviLBringeRRR

I'm so looking forward to buy the game for my PC btw the players movements in Fifa 09 wore allot more faster than in Fifa 10 there they wore like TREES some times unable to move where i want them

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

Fifa is one of the only yearly games that has noticeable changes every year.

Adziboy
Adziboy

Sounds amazinggggg! CANNOT WAIT!!

Amz1217
Amz1217

It's going to be pretty tough to top FIFA 10 as gameplay wise it's very polished, all I think it needs are the referees to be improved....hope it's improved in FIFA 11.

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

Glad to hear they are trying too improve the passing. Would like to see big improvements in defender AI aswell.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

let the battle...COMMENCE!!!!

Mr_Fujiv1
Mr_Fujiv1

im interested to see what EA will pull out the bag this time. The VP improvements from 09 to 10 were just fantastic so i know they still have a load of stuff to show us. p.s. please sort out D/C issues, thanks

big_mr_a
big_mr_a

pro 2010 was better than fifa 2010

vigoureuxEVIL5
vigoureuxEVIL5

Sounds a bit gimmicy if you ask me, I will be very disappointed if the number change to FIFA 10 is improvement of attributes

racing1750
racing1750

Sounds good. Will be picking this up.

-Hoax-
-Hoax-

and at least fix the dumb goalkeeper A.I in this one.

-Hoax-
-Hoax-

I might give this game a miss... ive been playing FIFA since Fifa 2003. Fifa 10 was great but the minor additions and new team rosters dont interest me anymore. I need something a lot more different and after Fifa10 its going to be hard to beat and make different. :(

makidabest
makidabest

i just hope the graphics in the PC version will be much better! Cause I'm really looking forward on buying this!

Zeller--
Zeller--

I always like how FIFA manage to improve gameplay even at the dizzy heights its at, at the moment. The refs need working on and how about official refs such as Mike Riley etc. Maybe give all clubs their prime keeper kit and give the big clubs both their goalie kits to alternate. e.g Pepe Reina will wear the grey Liverpool GK kit next season and for away games and a few home games wear the purple Liverpool GK.

JoeBigfoot
JoeBigfoot

I hate the fact that every time theres a story on this there a lot of people who go on here and start the "OMG FIFA rocks! PES (at least call it Pro Evo like normal people) is sh!t" and "PES rules, fifa will never be better!!!" type responses. Try both, pick the one you like, next year do the same. "brand loyalty" is a stupid concept, always try both, always pick the best - stops developers from getting sloppy.

Dorgoth12
Dorgoth12

sounds good, but that doesn't mean i'm going to buy it. i'll wait a couple a years when all this new (amazing?) technology becomes standard in FIFA games.

DreadWarden
DreadWarden

As long as EA keep making crap PC Fifa games I'll keep my distance. PES FTW!!!

R1ncew1nd16
R1ncew1nd16

Gameplay-wise it can't get much better, any problem left now is just things like retarded referees etc. My only real fixable gripe with the last one is something they probably won't fix - no real kits for goalies (except massive teams like Man U). I don't get why they recreate the rest of the kits and just forget goalkeepers. Also will be nice to see a sponsor on the Charlton shirts this time (hopefully).

dyziux
dyziux

Hope so a not SO awful game as FIFA 10.. cause KONAMI would again kick a GOAL in EA side..

bobasweat
bobasweat

since rooney calmed down? did you no see the fat ride all over the news the past few days?!

SamSharp505_UOC
SamSharp505_UOC

@deycallmefigo I'm not being sarcastic or anything but does PES have manual passing? Because I think that's what they're saying. I hope more people play manual this year, was kinda annoying to be ping pong passed around every time I went online.

SamSharp505_UOC
SamSharp505_UOC

@Simon250505 I'm guessing you're American. (douche) Rooney is a nice guy, especially since he calmed down. Can't wait for this, I really hope it's not just for Messi, Ronaldo and Rooney. :P I hate it when the neglect lower league teams, though I was impressed with championship sides and players in 10

Simon250505
Simon250505

I wish Konami would kick itself into gear because there's nothing more I would want than an awesome Pro Evo game, also Rooney is a douche!

deycallmefigo
deycallmefigo

passing system that combines player abilities, situation and so on... that existed in PES since like 1997, then known as ISS... FIFA just has better graphics, but predetermined animations and "memorized" goal tactics are the two things that prevented me from buying FIFA 2010... PES just relies more on the player and in-game player abilities... that makes a difference

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

Sounds good. Pro Evo will never catch up on FIFA now, so Konami might as well just stop making football games.

fabz_95
fabz_95

Good news, I can't wait!

readingfc_1
readingfc_1

It's going to be hard to top the last few iterations. Hopefully they tweak the online systems so quitters are properly punished. Would also like them to change the roster check so it automatically checks and then asks you to d/l it if there is actually an update. I hate having to select yes every time I play online just to check if there is an update.