FIFA 12 new scouting system, youth academy & faster player growth

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With the release of FIFA 12 just a matter of hours away for those in the UK looking to pick it up at midnight, many of you will still be deciding where the cheapest place to get it from is. This year’s game is reported to be the most revolutionary installment so far and we have been bringing our readers various details about it. Today we have more news that some of you may not know yet, which involves player growth and the inclusion of a new youth academy.

FIFA 12 will include an all new scouting system in career mode that will allow managers to send their scouts out to different continents to try and unearth some raw young talent. The system comes in the form of a youth academy where young players, possessing ranging ability, can be suggested to managers who then decide whether they want them or not.

As Gameranx explains, once a scout returns after a month, they will have a list of players. Managers will have three options; get more specific details about a player, reject the layer or sign the player. However, the option to get more details about a player takes more time, which could lead to another team purchasing the player the manager is interested in. This is sounding much more realistic and is a great improvement from the career mode in the previous title.

One of the major problems fans had with FIFA 12 was growth of the young players. It was extremely limited and in some cases non-existent. Managers were able to send young players out on loan but they would come back unimproved, making the move pointless. Managers were also able to send scouts out, but they would only recommend already well-established real-life players, something the manager could have done themselves.

What do you think of the new scouting system and other new features? Check out the video below for more details about it.

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