What’s the greatest version of FIFA of all time? Does FIFA 17 float your boat or is it an earlier iteration your favourite?
Whatever your answer, there’s one feature in FIFA 12 that fans are desperate to see EA include in the new game.
The ability to edit your players’ workrates.
Before Ultimate Team came along, you could go in to one of the game’s menus and individually tailor how hard a player worked during a match.
So, instead of them all running around and getting knackered – as they do in FIFA 17 – you could tweak workrate for attack and defence (ranging from low to high).
Sadly, the feature has since been scrapped – although we’re not entirely sure why.
It’s probably got something to do with the introduction of Fitness cards in Ultimate Team.
Either way, fans would be more than happy to see it return when FIFA 18 launches in September.
One wrote on the FIFA Reddit: “Why don’t they do this anymore? It blows me away, how is that a bad thing to implement?
“It’s like we have a strict set of boundaries and we just end up finding ways to bend the rules instead of managing and playing the way we should.
“Example being formation switching at the start to get perfect chem/using players ‘out of position’. All of this could and should be customisable.”
They continued: “Work rates, extremely limited stats recorded on cards, fitness, chem, card positioning, servers, input delay… imagine how great this game would be with all of those things fixed.
“FUT should allow total control and customisation of the squad.
“So much room for improvement and I cant imagine anyone being up in arms about fixing any of those things!”
Luckily, EA is planning an Ultimate Team ‘showcase’ at this year’s Gamescom convention in August – wheer they’ll almost certainly announce new features coming to the popular mode.
FIFA 18 creative director Matt Prior revealed the publisher will use the conference in Cologne as a springboard for FIFA 18 news about the popular mode.
“Ordinary we don’t announce much about Ultimate Team around this time because we’re in the run up to Gamescom – that’s our big FUT showcase,” he said at a FIFA 18 event in London.
Gamescom is Europe’s largest gaming convention, taking place between August 22-26.