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FIFA 13 will arrive this autumn without the ability to simulate a dive in order to fool the referee into awarding an unjust foul, and lead producer David Rutter doesn't sound overly enthusiastic about ever implementing such a feature.

"Every year we talk about it, and every year we kinda decide not to," Rutter told "That's for a bunch of reasons, mostly around the fact we get enough trouble with quitters online, and people trying to cheat in one shape or other, without actually putting in features that would help."

Asked how it would be implemented if such a feature was added, Rutter said he wasn't sure.

"Philosophically, I don't know, because we are pretty much opposed to putting it in at the moment," he explained. "Until we've spent enough time figuring it out, same as handballs, it took us a long time to get to the point of putting handballs in, and we're still not happy with it, which is why it's off by default. We can't tell whether or not you've deliberately done it. The nuance of handball is did you deliberately do it? Did someone kick the ball at your hand, or did your hand move to the ball? You have no control over that in the game, and you think the controls can be difficult enough now, if we put hand control in there too- Kinect and that-I'm not quite sure how it'd work"

So FIFA 13 doesn't feature diving, but it does promise a host of major new features which you can read all about here.

Read more from Rutter in our complete FIFA 13 interview.

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Wido's Avatar


If diving was implemented then it would destroy the online side of things definitely! I wouldn't mind them having it in singleplayer however, though players like Ashley Young might as well wear a Superman cape.
Posted 19:06 on 15 May 2012
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Posted 13:05 on 15 May 2012
dudester's Avatar


Football is massive business and pretty much comes down to win at all costs for some people.
Posted 13:01 on 15 May 2012
munkee's Avatar


I don't understand this whole diving element in football (bearing in mind that I don't enjoy football at all unless your kicking it against a garage door with your mates). Surely the whole point of a sport is to be better than the other team. Why is this deceitful element such a prominent factor in football? Why would you even want to have gained an advantage for you teammates by cheating? If anything that should lower your esteem and belittle your profession as a sportsman.
Posted 13:00 on 15 May 2012

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Release Date: 28/09/2012
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA SPORTS
Genre: Sports
Rating: PEGI 3+
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