A new feature in FIFA 13 will see real-world drama such as injuries, suspensions, team form, and media gossip reflected in-game through commentary and gameplay.
The feature, dubbed Football Club Match Day, will drive real-world news ripped from headlines around the world into the game.
Through Football Club Match Day, players can follow their favourite club and play along with the beats of its real-life season.
Further, in-game player form will change depending on said player’s real-world performance, which will be reflected in stats changes throughout the season.
“This is a huge technological innovation that will make every match feel like a seamless extension of the headlines ripped from the football pages around the world,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer of FIFA 13.
“There is nothing bigger in the world of sports than match day. It brings together the emotions, passion and drama of the world’s sport for players, pundits, managers and fans alike. We are going to capture that experience and bring it to life in-game.”
The feature will only be found in PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game.
EA also revealed today that it has expanded the FIFA 13’s online modes to include Seasons, a 2v2 co-op ranked online division. In Seasons, ten game tournaments will decide who moves up the league divisions and who gets demoted.
The Seasons format has also been developed for FIFA Ultimate Team, where players can bid for and trade coveted players to build a team of the world’s best football stars.
FIFA 13 will be available on September 27 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Vita, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, 3DS, and PSP.
It will get a Nintendo WiiU release at an as-yet unknown date.
The game will also be available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and later this year on Android.