EA has always spent big bucks on licenses and the upcoming soccer game FIFA 08 exemplifies that. At the Leipzig Games Convention, EA revealed the roster of this stellar soccer title. The game is going to feature 30 international leagues, 575 club and international teams and – hold your breath – 15,000 players.
The FIFA series has always featured the most player likenesses in any soccer game, but 15,000 is a staggering number even by its own standards. EA announced that each player would consume 35% more processing power than previous games resulting in 1,000 decisions per second per player. This simply means that the AI is going to be smarter than previous games
The game has inlother killer features including 5-on-5 multiplayer, video uploads and the Be A Pro mode that allows the gamer to control a single player during a match. The 5-on-5 multiplayer mode features two-team online play with each team featuring 5 human players supported by 5 AI players.
EA also promised 60 fps support for FIFA 08 on the PS3, which was missing in Madden NFL 08 . So, the 360 and PS3 iterations of the game should be equally good.
This impressive roster is good news for FIFA fans across the world. This series has enjoyed a lot of commercial success but has periodically been criticized for its poor gameplay, however, FIFA 08 might just change all that.