EA Busted Selling Reskinned Games As New
This won’t surprise those of you already predisposed to expect the worst from this particular company, but for the rest of you still posessing of some level of credulity, prepare to be shocked, SHOCKED, by a display of mendacity so blatant and lazy you’ll barely believe it happened. IGN has verified that FIFA ’13 for Wii and Vita is actually just FIFA Vita (last year’s FIFA game for Vita), “cynically reskinned” and marketed as the newest installment in the series.
To prove it, IGN has posted the following screencaps comparing FIFA Vita to FIFA ’13 for Vita:
As you can see, each screen is identical, the only difference being that FIFA 13 has a different color outfit and new haircut for the soccer player. The backgrounds are identical, so too is the menu. The same mendacious packaging has also been verified for the Wii version of FIFA ’13 by Nintendo Gamer. When pressed, EA issued this statement to IGN:
“FIFA 13 on PS VITA features 30 leagues, 500 officially licensed teams and 15,000 players all wearing this year’s kits and playing for their current teams. It is the same great FIFA gameplay for the PS VITA, including touch-screen controls, and also features popular modes like Career Mode, Be A Pro, and a deep set of online features. We felt it was important to continue to offer fans the opportunity to play an authentic football experience on PS VITA.”
Yes, each game contains some slightly new content, but they are essentially repackaging an old game and selling to players again at the same price. You’ve been warned.