FIFA 11 – Creation Centre
In a double whammy from EA Sports, a release date and a new feature have been made public knowledge today. Firstly, FIFA 11 will arrive on our systems in Europe on October 1st 2010 (almost exactly 12 months after FIFA 10′s release) with the North American fans being treated to a 28th September release. Perhaps more exciting for editing fans is the official announcement of the Creation Center that is linked heavily with the EA Sports Website.
The story, which broke on FIFA Soccer Blog this morning states that
EA SPORTS unveiled today a new feature called Creation Centre that will provide football fans with the tools to customize content in FIFA 11 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 in new ways. Craft your own football player and create the team of your dreams using a web-based application at www.easportsfootball.com. Create a player by choosing his appearance, accessories and attributes and then create an original team with a distinctive crest and kits, complete with home stadium.
Fans will be able to share their created players and teams with friends and download into their console to play online, in Tournaments and in Kick-Off matches in FIFA 11. In addition, fans can choose player attributes and manage their created team’s formations and tactics right from the web. Creation Centre will launch when FIFA 11 is available in stores on Sept. 28 in North America and Oct. 1 in Europe and Asia.
“Having the ability to customize content in FIFA 11 to the degree where you are creating players and teams, choosing player attributes and managing team tactics effortlessly from the web opens up a world of possibilities of original content that fans will be able to create,” said David Rutter, Producer of FIFA 11 on Xbox 360 and PS3. “Creation Centre will perfectly compliment the official league and team licenses that are the hallmark of the FIFA franchise.”
I feel that using PCs and Macs to edit console games is definitely a step in the right direction. Feel free to leave your comments in the usual fashion, and we will bring you more FIFA news here on Soccer Gaming in the coming weeks.