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FIFA 13 Wii U features could work on Xbox SmartGlass, team discussing options

Wednesday, 19th September 2012 11:46 GMT By Dave Cook

FIFA 13 on Wii U will come with a host of GamePad features that could just as easily transfer over to Xbox SmartGlass, and as it happens, EA is currently having a chat over the matter.

Speaking with AusGamers, FIFA 13 executive producer David Rutter confirmed that the game’s Wii U-exclusive features are being discussed for Xbox SmartGlass.

“Sure. It’s something that we’ve been talking about in the studio,” Rutter said, “and indeed when you… I don’t know if you’ve had an opportunity to see the Wii U version that we announced a little while ago, that’s got some amazing features in it that would be equally at home on SmartGlass.”

“It’s not something that we’ve gotten to for FIFA 13. It kind of happened too late for us – but it’s definitely something that we’re talking about at the studio,” he added.

Cheers OXM.

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  1. Gadzooks!

    Smart glass will not work like a WiiU controller, for the very simple fact that its a separate device.

    Although maybe if MS designed a controller that split in 2 and clipped to the sides of a smartglass phone/tablet. That might work. It might also satisfy the need for a pointing device/nunchuck combo, because frankly Kinect is hamstrung without buttons in 90% of games.

    A few get it right like Wrecketeer or the majority of Kinect Sports events, but Kinect just isn’t good enough on its own.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    I thought MS was making it mandatory for 360 / 720 games to have some kind of Smartglass functionality?

    Like their; ‘Better with Kinect’ approach?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gadzooks!

    Kinect support isn’t mandatory on MS developed or published games.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @3

    Ah okay, must have misread that somewhere!

    Thought it would have been a pain in the arse to have to add it too each game! ;)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    @4
    I think it was made mandatory for Apps (i.e. stuff like Netflix etc).

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    “I don’t know if you’ve had an opportunity to see the Wii U version that we announced a little while ago, that’s got some amazing features in it”

    Yeah right, next thing someone will try and say something stupid like Nintendo brings inovation to the games market.

    …oh wait!

    #6 2 years ago