There's nothing the team wants to do which it can't do with the current hardware, says David Rutter.
The next generation of consoles looks set to appear in 2013/2014 but football favourite FIFA is in no rush to make the leap to new platforms, FIFA 13 producer David Rutter has told MCV.
"If I look at this console generation, we haven't yet gone to a point where there's something we wanted to do and haven't been able to," explained Rutter.
"Are there things that we can't do on this console generation? Not that we are aware of. Are there things that we haven't done? Absolutely. And the reason that we haven't is because of prioritisation."
One such feature some fans are calling for is making the crowds look more human, but Rutter says the focus has to be on gameplay.
"The one thing we get asked about the most is crowds. Why do the crowds not look like real humans? Ultimately, the team is focused on the quality of the gameplay. And we have been that way for many years now and will always be that way.
"So if we were to focus in on making the crowds look amazing, then you might not get things like first touch control or complete dribbling or the attacking intelligence features that we have done this year, because we are working on something else. And whilst that might make some fans happy, the vast majority of people – I am pretty sure – would prefer us to be working on something that matters to everyone, which is how the game plays."
And Rutter believes this approach has paid off in abundance with FIFA 13.
"FIFA 13 is definitely the closet we have ever come [in creating that ultimate football game] by a country mile. I've been making games for over 15 years and I've never yet been completely satisfied with what we've done. This one has got some pretty fantastic things in it, and we are extremely happy with it. But I know that within three, four, five months of the game being out, with many millions of people playing it, there will be a massive long list of things we'd want to achieve in the next year."
Want even more FIFA 13? Check out our FIFA 13 review for our verdict on this year's game. FIFA 13 is released September 28.