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New Player Impact Engine Inside FIFA 12 To Deliver Revolutionary Gameplay

Watch how the new Player Impact Engine inside FIFA 12 delivers real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. It is one of several major innovations for FIFA 12 that have been inspired by real-world football and created by the FIFA development team at EA Canada.

"The transformation FIFA 12 has undergone is revolutionary not evolutionary,” said Kaz Makita, Executive Producer for the FIFA franchise - which has won 136 videogame awards the past three years. "To create the best and most authentic FIFA game ever, we needed new technology to deliver on our vision. Fans will see, and more importantly feel, the significance of the Player Impact Engine immediately."

Revolutionary gameplay innovations inspired by the real-world of football make FIFA 12 deeper and more engaging.

  • All-new Precision Dribbling - delivers a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for attacking players.
  • Tactical Defending - makes defending as skilful and meaningful as real-world football.
  • Pro Player Intelligence - next generation of  intelligence and performance that players have been infused with.
  • Career Mode - delivers new real-world storylines that brings enhanced depth and realism to the experience.

Precision Dribbling:
Creates a higher fidelity of touch on the ball for better control in tight spaces, more time to make decisions in attack, and more control over the pace of the game. Innovations in attack are balanced by a re-designed defending mechanism. Defending is now as strategic as attacking with all-new Tactical Defending, which fundamentally changes the approach to defending by placing equal importance on positioning, intercepting passes and tackling.

Pro Player Intelligence:
A self-awareness and aptitude that enables players to make decisions based on their own skills as well as the strengths and attributes of their teammates. Players who possess exceptional vision, for example, will see opportunities for through balls that other players won’t. Real Madrid’s Kaká will be more likely - and quicker - to pick out a run from a teammate farther away than a player with poorer vision. Additionally, teams will vary their attack based on the strengths of their players on the pitch, and the weaknesses of opposing players, creating a more authentic experience and greater variety of matches.

Career Mode:
Driven by the storylines from the real-world of the sport. Elements like player morale, on-pitch form and league position will influence outcomes in the game. Users will face more decisions and factors than ever before, with their consequences being played out on the pitch.