'FIFA' boss wants series to be bigger than 'Call of Duty'

"I respect Konami a lot and they produce good games. A lot of people have played their games for ages," he told MCV. "I think having competition is a good thing but we don't consider competition to just be Pro Evolution Soccer. Call of Duty is also competition.

"People that are playing Call of Duty are not playing FIFA. We want them to play FIFA and we want to achieve that by creating the best possible game that we can create.

"That's what we focus on. We want to exceed everyone's expectations and exceed our own expectations and create the best game. Competition or not, these goal are not going to change for us."

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NastyLeftHook02006d ago

you cannot change the teenage puberty idea of our american mcdonald 20 pound overweight teen.

Qrphe2006d ago

I don't see how changing from sitting on their couch playing the same CoD game every year to sitting on their couch playing the same Fifa game every year would change anything.

haggishurler2005d ago

Basically EA sees Activision selling call of duty titles every single year, without much innovation, and making a fortune and EA wants to do the same.

camel_toad2005d ago

They're going to have to make Fifa an fps with exploding soccer balls.

Chidori2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

Ignorance. While there hasn't been a significant change in the look of the game over the last few years (hardware limitations), every new Fifa strives to bring the game experience closer to what we see in real life. The players now have personalities. They're no longer the same models with different faces and improved or lowered stats. This is what the game was like during the last generation. Every player walked, ran, shot, passed the same, but he would do so either better or worse depending on the number in his stats. Now, Lionel Messi feels like Lionel Messi while Cristiano Ronaldo feels like Cristiano Ronaldo. Two completely different players, and EA has been doing a great job improving on this over the last 4 years.

It isn't just about a few new transfers every year. There are real improvements to the gameplay that make it more and more realistic every year. There's no roll over of skill from last year's release to this year's. The new features and changes to the gameplay make for a whole new experience. You have to put in the necessary time to learn and understand everything all over again.

Sit down and play Fifa 10-13 with me and I guarantee you that you will understand why we run out and buy these new releases every year. There's always new and improved features to look forward to. COD has literally been playing the same since COD4. While I still get some fun out of it now and then, with each year I hope and pray that there's change. Something NEW. Last time I felt that way about Fifa was during the ps2 days.

undercovrr2004d ago

Because Fifa at least makes you want to play football. Whenever my friends and I play FIFA and its a nice day outside, we immediately take the game to the field. A sports game encourages sports, while COD encourages sitting hundreds of hours on the couch getting the best prestige.

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Good_Guy_Jamal2005d ago

Could you please change your avatar. I find it offensive.

Riderz13372005d ago

I find you offensive. Your avatar shows someone smoking, could you please change it.

user76939582005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

I'm not religious and even I find it offensive, stupid ..
but it will all comeback to him.

I find it offensive but i'm not offended.

ps is not just a picture .. you are not aware enough to understand or have a argument with me..

and what's next? ask me to not live because people in life are stupid like you?
if he has his right and balls to say such a thing.. I have the right to tell him he is doing something big time wrong.


M-M2005d ago

Again, if people like you get sensitive over a picture on the internet, leave the web forever.

Salooh2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

I don't really understand the people who offend and theN say to you if you don't like it don't look at it. What do they gain from offending -.-. Grow up guys and respect others instead of this hate that won't bring anything good. You only lower the respect toward you. You are not proving them wrong by saying he's a cancer. That's no reason...

Blank2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

Are you kidding me? Its just a small avatar pic im pretty religious but that stuff dont phase me its the fricking internet anything and everything is said here let its his avatar they wont change cause your sensitive or even use your adblocker if you have any and put it on the blacklist simple as that

Salooh2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

I'm saying this for you guys. I don't really feel offended when someone try offending me. Even if i felt that way i will just advice him. If he don't stop then he simply don't have self respect. He offend him self by offending others believes by joking . I'm just saying respect each other. Why fight ?.

And people blame me if i talk about religion or politics in this site. o.o

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LordHiggens2005d ago

Butthurt...butthurt everywhere...

adorie2005d ago

Pretty much. I made a passive joke about Catholic Priests in another article and it got reported as offensive.

TAURUS-5552005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

football is the biggest and most popular sport in the world so...FIFA games should be the same, the biggest and most popular games.

CEOSteveBallmer2005d ago

Off topic here but like good guy jamal said, If you can change your avatar to like Arnold Schwarzenegger if you can that is. You know im just trying to make your avatar into a positive, because cancer is spreading to every part, so im guessing Jesus is spreading Good very fast everywhere. Im catholic and im not going to order or command you to change it. Ive just made a suggestion because its not really a cool avatar. Lucky for you we are not muslims. If we are your going to get death threats. You know how sensitive muslims are when it comes to religion.

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zeal0us2006d ago

"People that are playing Call of Duty are not playing FIFA. We want them to play FIFA and we want to achieve that by creating the best possible game that we can create."

Has Fifa's boss seen how some COD players act online. Do you want to devolve your community Fifa boss? Worry less about trying to get CoD players and more about trying attract PES players and more football(not American football btw) fans.

pompombrum2005d ago

Devolve the fifa community? That's not possible, both are equally as bad.

ijust2good2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

@zeal0us U obviously have problems with ur masculinity. Repel ur feminist tendencies or else u will become a....

Soldierone2005d ago

Battlefield proves they don't care. As long as the game is selling, anything goes. They would be fine if their FIFA servers were constant F bombs and screaming kids.

Community behavior doesn't matter, as long as it has one. In EA's eyes.

Qrphe2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

Fifa community is about as bad as the CoD community.

TotalHitman2005d ago

"People that are playing Call of Duty are not playing FIFA. We want them to play FIFA and we want to achieve that by creating the best possible game that we can create."

Lol, whoever said that couldn't be more wrong. Most people in the UK only buy COD and FIFA every year. They are the same people.

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Reborn2006d ago

This is how it usually begins. The last FIFA I purchased was Fifa 10. That's how it will remain. They both have something in common. They should just release expansions, rather than fully fledge games. Then again... it's EA and Activision.

Oh and, FIFA isn't COD. It never will be. One is a sports game, the other is a FPS. Not to mention, if Konami continue improving PES, you'll have more than attracting COD players to worry about.

Diffraction_Fos2006d ago

Combine the FIFA series and the FIFA Manager series into one giant package. Make the player-career mode much more in-depth than the current version. PRESTO! Bugs galore....

dangert122006d ago

Don't know where he is getting this from, where im from in the UK it's as if the average gamer gets 2-3 games a year...the yearly cod and fifa and then another game around april/march times lol

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