With the Fifa 11 'season' winding down in preparation for Fifa 12EA sports have put up some of their favourite user uploaded goals of the game. As we told you before EA claim Fifa 12 will get the full list of features on PC next year, so we look forward to seeing a lot more of these coming from PC gamers.
The release date for Fifa 12 has apparently been leaked by a poster sent to X360A, picked up by VG247. The poster gives a UK release date of September 30 this year. There's no international date just yet, but games typically launch on the Tuesday before European dates, which gives us a speculative date of September 27. I look forward to kicking EA's balls on that day.
The first official trailer for Fifa 12 shows off the "impact engine," a new physics system designed to render collisions and injuries with incredible accuracy, improving the realism of tackling, and making the game look more believable. Sadly it looks as though Fifa 12 will be lagging behind consoles yet again because, as Eurogamer report "the Impact Engine will only power the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game."
It took a long time for the PC version of previous Fifa games to finally get the upgraded engine first introduced on consoles. Though it wasn't on a par with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, Significant improvements were made in Fifa 11. It looks as though PC will get a second rate version of the footballing sim again this year. EA have also released some new Fifa 12 screens. You'll find them embedded belatedly below.
Spike TV have detailed the games that will feature at the EA conference at this year's E3. VG247 scooped the details from a Spike press release, which promises an "explosive, never before seen demo of Battlefield 3" along with live demos of Mass Effect 3 and Fifa 12. The event will last an hour, and will also reveal more news on Star Wars: The Old Republic. We'll be there, too, covering every moment live, right here on PCGamer.com. Which of EA's games are you most excited about this year?
A leaked and slightly fuzzy chunk of in-game Fifa 12 footage has found its way to VG247, showing offthe improved animation system, and the vaunted "impact engine" that promises to deliver bone crunching collisions with accurate injury after-effects on players.
Skip to the five minute point to get straight to the good bits, which feature famous footballers falling on their millionaire faces. if you're not a football fan, it's worth nothing that DICE are borrowing their animation tech from EA's sports games for Battlefield 3. Imagine the same realistic collisions applied to grenade blasts and bullet wounds.
As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, there will be another Fifa game. Hopefully Fifa 12 will be the game that sees the PC versions finally completely catch up with the consoles. You can read our review of Fifa 11 here. The first Fifa 12 screen has been released, featuring Brazilian maestro Kaka. Get it below.