EA Sports yesterday revealed a host of new “game-changing innovations” that will feature in Fifa 13, and the ability to simulate a dive in order to fool the referee will not be one of them. Many would agree that this is an integral part of “modern football”, if as a striker you are able to play into a foul, then so be it.
On the other hand many see this as blatant cheating, and it seems EA Sports agree. Fifa’s lead producer, David Rutter is hesitant about ever implementing such a feature.
Rutter explained to Videogamer.com that the studio have often thought about including the feature but then decline to do so “for a bunch of reasons.”
“Mostly around the fact we get enough trouble with quitters online, and people trying to cheat in one shape or other, without actually putting in features that would help.”
Rutter also explained how EA Sports were not sure on how they would go about implementing the feature.
“Philosophically, I don’t know, because we are pretty much opposed to putting it in at the moment. Until we’ve spent enough time figuring it out, same as handballs, it took us a long time to get to the point of putting handballs in, and we’re still not happy with it, which is why it’s off by default.
“We can’t tell whether or not you’ve deliberately done it. The nuance of handball is did you deliberately do it? Did someone kick the ball at your hand, or did your hand move to the ball? You have no control over that in the game, and you think the controls can be difficult enough now, if we put hand control in there too- Kinect and that-I’m not quite sure how it’d work,” explained Rutter.