EA SPORTS Game Face is a feature available to registered users of www.easports.com and www.easportsfootball.com. You can upload photos of your own face and have it take a starring role on your Profile page, share it with your friends, and unlock gear for your avatar.
But that's not all! Game Face also works with FIFA's Virtual Pro feature, meaning that your Game Face is downloaded into the game and mapped on to a facial model, ready for kick off. If you have ever wanted to play alongside your footballing heroes, Game Face is your chance to literally join them in the action on the pitch.
And so what is Virtual Pro?
Virtual Pro is a game mode in FIFA for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. FIFA has been the first game since 2010 to include the new Game Face technology, which allows users to create a 3D avatar head on the web and then import it into the game.
How is this different from Photo Game Face in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11?
Photo Game Face is a similar technology that allows you to upload and share your likenesses in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 and Fight Night Round 4. However, Photo Game Face doesn't allow you to create your character and customize it on the web and act as a persistent web avatar for your EA SPORTS account. Game Face is the next evolutionary step from Photo Game Face, with even greater resemblance from Web to Game.
What do I need to use it in FIFA?
First of all, you must have an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 console with an Internet connection. You must also have an EA account, which you can register either in the game or on an EA website such as Football World, and have that linked to your Xbox Live or PSN account. For more information on linking your accounts, click here. Once you have linked your EA account to your console account, you can simply log in to your profile on Football World and set about creating your 3D avatar in the Game Face Creator web application.
What do I need to do to create the perfect Game Face?
If you are using a photo to create a Game Face, bear in mind that a high resolution, good quality, well lit photo will result in a better quality avatar. The better your photo, the better you will look in 3D. Try to get even lighting across your face. If you use a flash, try to soften the light with a filter to avoid too many deep shadows. All you need are Jpeg photos of the front of your face and, ideally, a profile photo of the side of your face so that the results will be improved. When you select skin tone for your Game Face, this will also determine the skin tone of your character's body.
I don't have a digital camera - can I still make a Game Face?
If there is a suitable (Jpeg) photo of yourself anywhere on the web, you can simply use the URL of the image to import into the system.
What can I do with my Game Face?
Once you have created your Game Face, you can download it to FIFA 2011 and FIFA 2012, along with FIFA World Cup and use it in any game modes that accept it, including Manager Mode and the new Pro Club Championship mode online. Your Game Face will also sit on your Football World and easports.com profile page, and import into other EA SPORTS games such as Tiger Woods Online and Tiger Woods 12 PC. And this is just the first stage of our online plans for Game Face.
How does Game Face work in FIFA?
Once you have completed your Game Face, you can download it via your EA account into your copy of FIFA (you must of course have full online gaming capabilities activated with your console). Simply select Virtual Pro from the main menu in FIFA to create your initial character. Once complete, you'll be able to select Virtual Pro in the main menu then navigate to a secondary menu item labeled Download Game Face. As long as you're signed in online with your EA account you'll be able to download and apply your Game Face directly into the game.
Where can I go to give my feedback on Game Face?
We have set up a forum here, or you can submit your feedback directly in the Game Face forums to reach the development team directly. Your feedback is precious and used to inform future updates of the feature.
I don't play FIFA. What can I do with my 3D Game Face?
As of now, you can enable your Game Face avatar by default on www.easportsfootball.com, so that it is displayed to any visiting friend of your persona on the website. You can also share it to social destinations such as Facebook and Twitter, and earn points towards unlocking new gear for your 3D avatar by playing its mini game, from your Game Face profile page.
What hardware/software do I need to operate Game Face?
Game Face is a fairly intensive graphics program. On beginning the process, you will be asked to download and install the Game Face Browser Plug-in onto your computer. Once done, you will have access to all features of Game Face, as long as your system meets base requirements:
- CPU: 2Ghz+
- RAM: 1GB+
- Graphics: Hardware shader level 2.0 or more
- Graphics Memory: 128MB or more
- Internet: Broadband Internet connection
- Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/Win7/Mac 10.5+
- Web Browser: Recent version of your favorite Internet Browser – Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari.
I am having problems installing Game Face. What can I do?
Many issues with the Game Face application can be solved by restarting your browser. Otherwise, check out the help tab in Game Face Creator web application.