FIFA 11 gameplay detailed by EA

Personality+ and Pro Passing injected into series

EA has detailed two major new gameplay aspects of FIFA 11 - Personality+ and Pro Passing.

EA claims that Personality+ 'sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player'. So expect an angry Rooney. And a mistrustful John Terry (joke).

"Personality+ is the evolution of individual distinctiveness that sees a footballer's abilities on the pitch mirrored authentically in our game, creating individual personalities in FIFA 11," said Executive Producer Kaz Makita.

"We have reached a level of sophistication within our game engine where footballers in our game will behave and perform as true individuals."


Personality+ distinguishes individual footballers via 36 attributes and 57 traits each, according to EA. These have been put together by EA's network of 1,700 scouts, editors and reviewers around the world

In truth, Personality+ is less about 'personality' and more about on-pitch attributes, it seems: Real Madrid's Kaka will deliver crisp, creative passes, Andres Iniesta will utilise tighter turns and close control to dribble through defenses, Wayne Rooney will hold off defenders and strike shots from distance with pace.

New body types and player models will further distinguish each player on the pitch, whilst Personality+ means goalkeepers will be more acrobatic or traditional.

Meanwhile, Pro Passing increases accuracy of playing the ball, we're told. 'Poor decisions or over/under striking the ball will mean error-prone outcomes,' promises EA. New types of passes such as swerve passes will enable players to make a safer and more effective play.

New game modes and innovations will be revealed in the coming months along with features on other platforms.

We revealed the first details of FIFA 11 yesterday. The game even lets players record their own chants and have them play during matches.

FIFA 11 will be available in the autumn for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PSP and mobile.