FIFA 13 on PS Vita missing two features

By Alan Ng - Aug 16, 2012

After giving you the fantastic news about a release date for the FIFA 13 demo, we now have some equally good news for PS Vita owners. Some of you may still be playing the excellent FIFA Soccer game, but now we can confirm that FIFA 13 is on the way to the Vita.

Considering this will be the Vita’s second FIFA title, we have a feeling that EA are planning to now make FIFA an annual release on Vita just like on console, and it is obviously great news for those that enjoy a solid footy fix on the go.

EA confirmed the news during GamesCom, although they did point out to Eurogamer that they were unsure as to whether the game would be called FIFA 13 or FIFA Soccer again. It wouldn’t look right if they named it FIFA Soccer again, so let’s hope they do the sensible thing and just name it FIFA 13.

While it is great to hear that another FIFA game is on the way to the Vita, we do have some disappointing news to bring you at the same time. The portable version of FIFA 13 will not feature cross-platform play of any sort with the PS3, while unsurprisingly, EA has also said that FIFA 13 on Vita will not be one of Sony’s PS3/Vita Cross Buy games either.

We told you earlier this week how PlayStation All-Stars was the first big name to join that incentive, where you get the Vita version for free after buying a PS3 copy. However, it would have been a big ask for a third-party franchise like FIFA to come to the Vita for free, let alone the fact that this is EA we’re talking about.

If it is anything like the console version though, Vita owners are still in for a treat. If cross platform play isn’t going to be available, we’d like EA to compensate by putting as many console features in the game as possible – including the brand new Match Day mode.

What are your thoughts on a fresh FIFA game on the Vita? Are you bothered by the lack of cross play and Cross Buy or not?

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  • david

    It really bothers me about not making cross platform because ps vita was meant for that and it has the same name FIFA 13 as the ps3 they should make an update so psv users could play against ps3 users

  • ivadjskjs

    so what’s the other feature that will not be in FIFA 13?

  • junaed hussain

    it will be like the console version because player impact engine is improved on fifa 13 so they wont make it like 12 like they did with the fifa footoball which was like fifa 11 just a bit improved

    • eddie

      I hope ur right. I still don’t get why there isn’t a single fifa 13 vita gameplay or info on its features. The game releases in a few weeks. EA are ridiculous

  • nick wright

    Has fifa 13 got the linesman running up and down the sidelines to make look more real on the vita version?

  • Jay Hoo

    EA did not fix the bugs on Vita version, such as H2H
    (meant to) line-drop to avoid loss. Not Surprisingly the PSV users are too few to gain enough effort of EA, but EA you at least should post some gameplay video of Vita version to do some marketing, it is to be released in Sep right?. come on EA!

  • tomooo

    its gotta have ultimate team

  • davedavedave

    I wana know if it will have ultimate team

    • james

      it wont, the vita cant handle UT. Guess Its going to be based on fifa 12’s engine

      • dan

        FIFA 13 will have UT!

      • TareX

        What does UT have to do with the game engine? Nothing. That’s the answer. It’ll be based on the FIFA 13 engine.

  • james

    EA are contemplating calling it fifa 13 or fifa football. That could only mean one thing, the game will not have the same features as fifa 13 on consoles. Expect fifa 12 engine, just the same way fifa soccer used fifa 11’s engine.

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  • Giggs85

    Cross platform play doesn’t bother me as I have a Xbox 360, what I need to see on the vita version is the same features as the home console versions