FIFA 13 Gameplay Affected By ‘Real World’ Events – Actual Injuries, Suspensions And Form All Show Up In-Game!

Chris Wright

15th, August 2012


By Chris Wright

The likes of EA Sports spend vast amounts of their time trying to make their wares as realistic as possible, but the latest leaked feature for FIFA 13 may just be a painstakingly realistic step too far – being as though the game’s new ‘Club Match Day’ widget will feed real-world news, ripped from the actual headlines, into the game itself.

For example: If a player suffers a nasty injury in real life, he will also be out of action in FIFA 13. Same goes for suspensions and team form, while media gossip will be reflected through in-game commentary and played out in-game. A certain ne’er-do-well striker accidentally burns a Salvation Army centre down with a can of Lynx and a cigarette lighter? You’ll have Martin Tyler and Alan Smith chatting about it during your matches.

Apparently demos aired at a recent gaming convention had the pair discussing the fraught drama of Man City’s fashionably late Premier League title win last season.

Player form will also change frequently, so players who are on song and, likewise, players who are struggling to put one foot in front of the other, will see their stats change throughout the season based on their real-world performance – which sounds like it could get thoroughly annoying, especially for fans of teams who’s players never actually seem to hit their stride at all *cough cough Forest cough cough*.


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  1. Mike says:

    Keep the faith and we’ll hopefully hit our stride this year!!! Will they also give us Al-Hasawis millions?

  2. Glenn SWFC says:

    This feature has been in the game for years and if you don’t want it you can deactivate it. As far as the commentary team mentioning real world headlines, are they going to get Smith & Tyler in the studio every week to record fresh soundbites?

  3. Mr. Chopper says:

    I understand the auto-updating of stats for players who turn out shit hot IRL, but having them injured in the game? What if you’ve managed to get to 2018? Does the player still get injured, or only in the same time frame as reality? Do players never get any better unless they do in reality?


  4. Glenn SWFC says:

    Mr. Chopper, it doesn’t happen in career mode, just in friendlies and online play if you activate it

  5. pray4muamba says:

    i like the idea. although poor arsenal fans will never get to use wilshire again

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