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EA Sports Making a FIFA Game for Facebook

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EA has announced a new FIFA game that will be played through Facebook.

It's not unusual for a company to have a Facebook presence, particularly a company who's target demographic typically spends a lot of time online anyway. What is unusual, is that EA has revealed that the next FIFA game will be for Facebook. EA President Peter Moore today blogged about a partnership with Playfish, a social gaming developer that EA purchased last year. This partnership will result in a title called FIFA Superstars, a game that will be played on Facebook.

"As I’ve said a number of times, we have an opportunity to pioneer new ways to play new games to extend EA SPORTS experiences to a broader audience, particularly in a World Cup year and at a time when we see such an appetite for fans to connect through interactive football. It’s exciting to see how our EA SPORTS FIFA-branded suite of games can serve as outlets for fans to demonstrate their passion for football. Our FIFA products connect fans from all over the world who share a common passion for the sport, and soon our partnership with Playfish will allow us to bring the FIFA brand to the growing Facebook community with a new game called FIFA Superstars."

Moore provided little else in the way of details so it's hard to know what to make of this news. Still, it represents quite a big move for EA so we'll keep an eye on it and update you when we know more.

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    wonspur , May 12, 2010 12:49 AM
    Considering its the most popular sport in the world i think they are making a good move. Wouldnt be surprised to see them have other sports in the coming years.
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    smithereen , May 12, 2010 12:54 AM
    When I read the title, I thought there was going to be an EA Game about Facebooking.
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    mlopinto2k1 , May 12, 2010 12:57 AM
    smithereenWhen I read the title, I thought there was going to be an EA Game about Facebooking.
    Same.
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    Userremoved , May 12, 2010 1:26 AM
    The amazing sequel to Farmville: Sportsville
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    JMcEntegart , May 12, 2010 1:31 AM
    smithereenWhen I read the title, I thought there was going to be an EA Game about Facebooking.

    mlopinto2k1Same.


    Hopefully it's clearer now, thanks!
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    jomofro39 , May 12, 2010 2:28 AM
    EA needs to focus on continually improving the real FIFA. Only this year did it finally incorporate realistic team dynamics, and they need to improve even more with commands such as check to and cutting runs, bending runs etc. Don't get me wrong, I love the franchise, been playing it all for ages, and this year was the best by far, I want them to continue their march of progress!
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    wonspur , May 12, 2010 2:30 AM
    jomofro39EA needs to focus on continually improving the real FIFA. Only this year did it finally incorporate realistic team dynamics, and they need to improve even more with commands such as check to and cutting runs, bending runs etc. Don't get me wrong, I love the franchise, been playing it all for ages, and this year was the best by far, I want them to continue their march of progress!


    I liked the improvements from 09 to 10, i found that when teammates go for runs they tend to keep running into useless positions when i would rather have the standing still so i could use them to connect passes between players. fifa 11 is bound to have some awesome improvements.
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    Parsian , May 12, 2010 6:12 AM
    PLEASE PLEASE use UNITY engine i love that engine
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    shaun_shaun , May 12, 2010 6:59 AM
    In other news : Crysis 2 will be release Q4 2010 !!!!
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    dan117 , May 12, 2010 7:55 AM
    OH SHI..
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2010 10:03 AM
    Hope we don't need DX11 equipped graphics cards to play FIFA '11 (or what ever it'll be called) on FB.
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    rtfm , May 12, 2010 1:01 PM
    wonspurConsidering its the most popular sport in the world i think they are making a good move. Wouldnt be surprised to see them have other sports in the coming years.


    I thought the most popular sport was fishing.

    Nb. I don't like football or fishing :-)
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    decepticon , May 12, 2010 2:33 PM
    Does this mean that I can play it on one PC for free, but they'll charge me $10 to play from another PC?
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    zeroabg , May 12, 2010 5:13 PM
    die ea just die.
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    zeroabg , May 12, 2010 5:15 PM
    decepticonDoes this mean that I can play it on one PC for free, but they'll charge me $10 to play from another PC?


    and theyll be calling you momentarily about the charge for the next breath you take...
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    RustyXshackleford , May 12, 2010 6:15 PM
    Forca portugal!! ganhar!! A cloud version separate from facebook would also be convenient considering facebook=300 million and people with internet access =>1 billion
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