Some FIFA gamers are hoping for new and interesting features to be added to FIFA 13. Others just want little things that annoy them to be tweaked. Finally, we come to those who have revolutionary ideas that will change the way FIFA is played for ever.
Okay, let’s focus on English football for the time being. When a team gets promoted from say, the Championship to the Premier League, some hardcore gamers may notice that the Championship badge is still on the side of their sleeves and the numbers and names on their shirts are Championship style, not Premier League style. I don’t know the technicalities involved in making shirts change when a team gets promoted but it would certainly be nice to see in FIFA 13.
Also, I have been told by friends that they want to be able to change the hairstyle of real players. For example, David Beckham has not had short hair in real life for several years and yet, in the game that is what he is stuck with. It would be simple to include an option to change the hair style of real players.
Many gamers long for old players that no longer play the game. A few are available in the Classic XI option when playing an exhibition match but it is not possible to incorporate them into another team. There could be an option that would allow gamers to tempt retired players out of retirement. Obviously the older they are, the worse they are in terms of an overall score but this sort of option would really entertain gamers.
People who play FIFA also love using underdog teams and then working their way up the leagues. Of course, that is already possible but perhaps FIFA 13 could include Blue Square Bet Premier League to allow more of what are mostly professional teams to be included.
The normal TV-Style aerial view of playing FIFA is perfect for most gamers. However, some players long for something more, something closer and more involved. A new 1st person view could be included where the feet and hands are shown as if you are inside the player’s eyes, and the ball is there, right in front of the gamer. That would definitely get people talking and it would certainly be one up on EA’s competitors. Not to mention the fact that it would create a new way to play video game football that is as close as can be to actually playing The Game.
Finally, whether any of the ideas mentioned above are ever included in FIFA, it doesn’t really matter. Gamers just want to get involved in the process of developing the next instalment. They, after all, are the ones who pay money for it and who play it the most.