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FIFA 12 console patch to make 'big corrections'

Update should arrive in 2-3 weeks

EA Sports is set to release a FIFA 12 console patch in the next two to three weeks introducing "big corrections".

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The update was revealed by community manager Romily Broad on the latest FIFA 12 podcast.

"Two or three weeks from now the first patch will happen and that's going to make big corrections to some of the things that are bothering people the most," Broad said.

"We're going to be doing this constantly, with our thumbs in the middle of the community trying to get people to tell us what they think, and then we'll be acting on it for the rest of the season.

"That's a commitment we're definitely making. It would be nice if people came and talked to us about the things that are bothering them, because we are going to be listening."

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FIFA Ultimate Team is one of the footie sim's features set for alterations, with a lot of fans currently unable to access it. EA is also aiming to reduce unnecessarily large downloads on the PC.

Broad said the ability to leave outfield play to the AI (while you control your goalkeeper) during online play is going to be looked at as well.

"People seem to be exploiting this," he explained. "If they're not very good at defending they can use this to get an unfair advantage.

"People who are very good at the game won't have a problem. They'll just be able to pass it around your defenders and you'll find yourself one-on-one with their top strikers every time.

"But that's something we've got under review. If we think the vast majority of people hate it we'll do something about it."

FIFA 12 smashed records upon release, selling 3.2 million copies in a week and claiming the 3rd biggest UK launch ever.

[ SOURCE: Eurogamer ]

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