The team working on FIFA 13 at EA Sports has revealed that the new gameplay options linked to the GamePad for the new Nintendo Wii U might be also used to the SmartGlass technology for the Xbox.
At the moment the developers of the game are working with the publishers at Electronic Arts to decide how they will handle a potential port of the new features.
David Rutter, the executive producer working on EA Sports, admits to AusGamers that, “Sure. It’s something that we’ve been talking about in the studio and indeed when you… I don’t know if you’ve had an opportunity to see the Wii U version that we announced a little while ago, that’s got some amazing features in it that would be equally at home on SmartGlass.”
He then adds, “It’s not something that we’ve gotten to for FIFA 13. It kind of happened too late for us – but it’s definitely something that we’re talking about at the studio.”
The Wii U of FIFA 13
will allow gamers to use the touchscreen-enabled GamePad to control tactical aspects and even to send players on runs.
Players could even abandon the television set altogether and play the entire game on the GamePad, but EA Sports says that the new controller is much more valuable because it allows the team to deliver more information to players.
FIFA 13 on the Wii U
will also offer a more streamlined gameplay, which will appeal to a more casual audience.
FIFA 13 will be launched on September 25 in North America and three days later in Europe and the core version of the game will be available on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC.
The Wii U version of the game will be offered when the console launches, on November 18 in the United States, on November 30 in Europe and December 8 in Japan.