The World Cup is two days away and the new season remains a distant dream for those already tired of the circus that is the England team. But EA is already priming itself for FIFA 11, with a string of new details about the next-gen footie game emerging.
Word is there’ll be a spanking new passing system to make it harder to ping the ball about at the back. There’ll also be a bigger focus on individual skills, as well as more custom body types to help you distinguish between players. Reports of Wayne Rooney getting a Shrek meets Hulk-style makeover remain unconfirmed.
Perhaps the coolest change, though, comes off the pitch. Plans are afoot to customise your team’s chants and intro music. That potentially means recording foul-mouthed tirades on the terraces and uploading them for your gaming pleasure. Hounding Ashley Cole while not at an actual game is looking like a real possibility.
EA is also said to be plotting a string of new tricks, including backspin loft, allowing you to take Ronaldo-style free kicks. All-in-all, it sounds like this update is going to be every bit as good as the ace FIFA 10.