FIFA 13′s David Rutter boldly placed EA Sport’s upcoming release ahead of Activision’s Call of Duty, while affirming that Konami’s PES was not to be taken lightly.
With all the updates, new features and attention it has been getting, FIFA 13 will very likely surpass all its predecessors in terms of success. After the release of FIFA Street 4 in March 2012, EA Canada drastically took control of the UK Video Games Chart.
EA Sports are set to impose themselves once again and renew their power when they release FIFA 13 later this year around September or October. But they haven’t always had the authority all to themselves in the UK charts.
Other labels such as Activision have also been stealing some of EA’s success, and speaking of top non-sports games that made a lot of noise earlier this year, one cannot omit Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Jealous FIFA 13 executive producer David Rutter is nevertheless determined to turn FIFA into the most played and most enjoyed video game on the market. Talking to CVG about his team’s desire to make the game more addictive and covert more gamers, he said:
“I want everyone to play FIFA all day long because we’re proud of what we’ve achieved and we think it’s a wicked game. How dare they go and play Call of Duty! I want everyone playing our game all the time.”
But competition is still something EA Canada have to deal with, despite elevating their image in the gaming industry following the creation of what turned out to be the fastest selling sports video game ever: FIFA 12.
Certainly, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 did not profit from a similar level of success, but it still showed the Japanese publisher’s intent to push FIFA out of the spotlight.
“We’re still worried about what Konami is going to do with Pro Evolution Soccer, and naturally they’re our closest sports competitor,” Rutter said during his interview with CVG on FIFA 13.
The PES 2013 release date has also not been unveiled yet, but it is fair enough to believe that Konami’s forthcoming title will not manage to keep up with the pace of its fiercest rival in the UK charts. As for the Call of Duty: Black Ops II release date, it has been set to 13 November 2012. How will this game compete with FIFA 13?