FIFA 09 screenshot
FIFA 09 screenshot

This year's FIFA on PC looks like being the best in a long time, making the most of the platform's control set-up and finally delivering respectable graphics. This seemingly isn't enough for some, with gamers asking EA why the PC game isn't the exact same game that Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers are getting.

Speaking on the official EA forum community representative Phenom has explained why the PC game is different.

"If the architecture was identical to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, FIFA09 on PC would only be accessible to 1-3% of the PC systems on the market," stated Phenom. "'s because of the CPU power that FIFA09 on PC can not (and does not) have the same architecture as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions."

Scaling games to run on all manner of PC configurations has been a problem with other recent high-profile titles, with LucasArts deciding not to make a PC version of physics heavy Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as the game wouldn't run on enough systems.

For more on FIFA 09 on PC head over to the FIFA 09 game page where you'll find previews, screen shots and more.

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Barry's Avatar
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Maybe because 99% of people who play FIFA on PC downloaded it illegally, and this acts as an incentive to encourage people to acquire it legally on PS3/Xbox.
Posted 11:05 on 01 December 2008
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PES09 has only several graphic option to choose. For example, the resolution for 4:3 ratio is only up to 1024x768. Using this resolution makes the pitch looks very blur. The game look nice and like real if the camera is from a long distance but look funny and like a rubber from closer. The referee didn't know about the rules of football since almost all the tackle considered foul.

FIFA09 PC version has resolution up to 1280x1024 that gives better view but the antialising is not enough to make the pitch look smoother. The referee only run follow the ball through the game but didn't react like blow the whistle in realtime. The assistant referee didn't even raise a flag if there is offside. All of this didn't happen at the console version. I wish only if they give the same gameplay to the PC version, cause it would be great.
Posted 05:32 on 08 November 2008
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I think it's time more small game companies to replace console game devs on pc. People should stop paying for their games. Pay money to pc only game devs or inde games devs.
Posted 13:19 on 10 October 2008
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For the FIFA 09, I think the EA does not have the same quality of professionals that Konami. The Konami seeks to create a single issue for all consoles. The EA should know that it is not only graphics and sound that attracts fans, but any context. Although I always liked more than Wining Eleven am open mind and always collect Fifa, to invent the XBOX 360. After that I thought EA's strategy of forcing you to choose another console a lack of consideration for those already adopted as a fan, and now the Konami deserves the congratulations of the entire world because unlike, not only values the pocket, but also the Fans around the world. The EA at least could not deceiving putting the dolls and movement that exists in History, even leaving aside the crowd and the stadium has already caused other impression. The graph of the 09 version does not fool anyone who has known a long time Fifa and indeed, even as I was already a fan, you will no longer be in contempt of that order. Although I say that even buying a PS3 or XBOX 360 console, not buy FIFA, and that is to the surprise of EA as I do, many around the world think the same way. I hope that the Japanese still get all the licenses worldwide and that increasingly improve the graphics and sound, because the gameplay in the worst Winning Eleven still outweighs the Best Fifa, who hurt the doe that is the truth. If the EA sweep in their entries will see that I always buy original games and I "registered" I am a customer rare here in Brazil, but starting from version 07 to deal has changed, gave up believing in EA at least in games of sport . Just one last comment: The idea that the PC does not support games with the weight of Fifa that it has created, must be pure straw or only strategy to deceive those who do not know. After all, games with graphics that is run entirely by almost any PC nowadays with an accelerator card launched to 4 years ago and Hojo who like all games, at least the majority, have one of those, they know that perfectly.
Posted 12:32 on 10 October 2008
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EA dont Realy Pay attention to The Pc GAMeRs look at Xbox360/ps3 thEy Made lots of Cool games for them Example : FIfa Street 3,FIfa 06/7/8/9 wid Nxt-gen GraPhicS NBA LIVE Series wid NXt-gen GraPhicS , Fifa StReet 2 Was made for pc but was abandon after ThE Release...WTF is EA doing for the Pc Gamers They Dont realy care abt US this is Totally BS.
Posted 20:06 on 25 September 2008
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Die PC Die

One more nail in the coffin!

/dodges flying mice!
Posted 17:01 on 15 September 2008

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Release Date: 03/10/2008
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Sports
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: PEGI 3+
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