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FIFA 10: PC vs. Console - Graphics comparison

FIFA 10 will have the same visual quality as FIFA 09. EA decided to take this step because on average the hardware isn't able to handle better graphics. Console players on the other hand can hope for increased visual quality. PC games Hardware checks the difference.
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PC gamers haven't been very happy to hear that the PC version of FIFA 10 won't be visually enhanced. EA will offer the same graphics that have been used in FIFA 09. The console version on the other hand the visual quality has been adjusted and the overall presentation was improved.

That EA would take this step began to show weeks ago. The publisher justified the decision by noting that the average PC hardware isn't everywhere on a level as high as it is in Europe for example. FIFA 10 is sold in South American countries and there the average hardware equipment of the players is said to be of noticeably lower performance. In order to make the PC version available to as many players as possible it is not visually enhanced. The console graphics on the other hand can be adjusted because every gamer has the same hardware.

Now one question arises: How big are the visual differences between FIFA 10 for the PC and FIFA 10 for the next gen consoles Xbox 360 and PS3? PC Games Hardware compares gameplay screenshots of the two versions.

FIFA 10 is said to offer fundamental improvements in matter of gameplay - especially the response time and the intelligence. EA also wants to extend the Manager Mode with more than 50 improvements.

FIFA 10 is developed by EA Canada in Vancouver and will be released for PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS, PSP and mobile phones in fall 2009.

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Author: Andreas Link (Jul 15, 2009)

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