I’m Matt Lafreniere, one of the producers on FIFA 12. Specifically, I’ve been working EA SPORTS Football Club – something totally new for our fans, and something we’re hoping will make playing FIFA 12 an altogether more rewarding experience for both you AND your friends.
EAS FC, as we have come to call it here, is a big idea. But what exactly is that big idea? Put simply, we want to take the many millions of people that are playing FIFA and connect them together with the EA SPORTS FIFA game, the real-world sport of football, and with each other. Our vision is to create a truly engaging social experience in FIFA - one that never stops growing and changing, that connects with your passion for the team you support, and that stays fresh and relevant to you, no matter when or how you choose to play.
So it’s not a typical new stand-alone game mode. It’s a new philosophy, and everything you do in the game affects it. What’s more, there’ll be a whole new team of people here at the studio supporting it, working all year round to make sure whenever you turn on your games machine there’ll be new things to see and cool new things to do.
Here are a few things you can look forward to with EA SPORTS Football Club in FIFA 12, just for starters:
The higher your level, the more passionate you are.
Let’s say you’re an Arsenal fan. Every time you earn XP from playing FIFA – playing any mode, playing as any team - you’ll be contributing both to yourself and to Arsenal. And so will all the other Arsenal fans around the world. Man City fans will be doing the same, too. Real Madrid, Lille, St. Pauli and Southampton fans - they’ll all be at it as well. No matter the size of the team you support relative to other teams in the game, and no matter how many supporters the big teams may have, your team has just as good a chance of rising to top as any other.
Support Your Club allows your passion for FIFA 12 to determine who succeeds in the tables and who achieves glory.
We’ll create playable scenarios based on the most exciting matches and storylines as they occur in real life. You’ll be dropped into a game with pre-defined teams, players, scores and more, and your objective will be to complete the challenge we give you. Whether it’s to recreate history or rewrite it, you’ll get to relive all the great storylines in the world of football, earning valuable XP for yourself and your club as you do.
Community & Sharing
We’ll also be connecting players together like never before with a News Feed system that will share your FIFA news and accomplishments with your friends on the fly, so they can see what you’ve been up to and you can see what they’ve been doing.