FIFA producer fine with current consoles

EA Canada's David Rutter says his team has not felt constrained by specs of home systems, has other concerns besides more power.

While several game developers and publishers can hardly wait for the next generation of consoles to come, FIFA Soccer 13's executive producer is just fine with the current crop. David Rutter spoke with CVG about the franchise's future and whether he felt constrained by the unusually long life span of home systems.

FIFA, as any fan knows, stands for Fie! It's Football Again.

"For the FIFA team, we haven't got to a point where anything we've wanted to include in the game hasn't been possible," Rutter said. "In the past, when we've decided not to include something it has not been because of technological limitations." He said the first thing many fans would want his EA Canada team to do with the greater power of the coming generation would be to make the crowds in FIFA's stadiums look better, but that is not very high on his list of priorities.

Earlier in the interview, Rutter went over several of the changes to have come to the series throughout the current console generation, including a new defensive system and shouting at referees with the Kinect. FIFA Soccer 12 received largely strong reviews from critics. He said he was excited about the Wii U's potential, though no entries in the FIFA franchise have been confirmed for the console.

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Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

PS3 hardware sales are still well, and haven't seen a decline yet so why stop now.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I'm not surprised since there is still a Fifa game coming out for the Playstation 2. This September So Rutter may be quite content with the Playstation 3 for a while. Beside Rutter is in Canada where there people are content with whatever the status quo is.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Saves them writing a new engine; tweak the player names, change something like the goal keeping mechanic. Bam...this year's done.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

FIFA isn't technically impressive whatsoever. I don't understand why Davids opinion even matters.

lily_tiger
lily_tiger

"For the FIFA team, we haven't got to a point where anything we've wanted to include in the game hasn't been possible"

 

David Rutter went on to clarify that the only thing the FIFA team really wanted to include was "football/soccer."

abdou
abdou

if you were a FIFA fan you would know that the FIFA series is one of the best sports series out there, each year the new FIFA bring many new features and changes, but it's based on Football so yes it will be largely the same game, it's not like they can get creative with it

dc_camel
dc_camel

Of course they're fine with it. A new system means more work and possibly *GASP* a new engine.  EA Sports are perfectly fine releasing the same game with minor updates year in year out.

Razer361
Razer361

 @Boudii Sure they could! How about side missions and mini-games with, with power-ups! Include things that aren't in the real world into its formula, in addition to the standard football sim gameplay. As silly as it sounds, its true, they can add a little extra creativity into their games.