anywhere near as good as games like FIFA?


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Nov 14, 2014
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This might be a stupid question as I know absolutely nothing of game development but..

Why doesn't FM look anywhere near as good as games like FIFA? I know it's not the most important aspect of the game and I still enjoy it but it has me curious.

Is it due to the amount of people working on FIFA compared to FM? Budgets? Can't be spec can it as I'm sure people are always saying that pc's have higher specs than consoles?

Will FM ever have super realistic in-match graphics? Sure would add to the realism.

Well according to wikipedia EA Sports has 8000 employees working across seven current games. Using some very basic mathematics, that's over 1100 people per game. If only a third of those work in development, that's still over 350 people.

As Miles said in the recent Q&A (and some of you may have seen on the FM Documentary credits) SI has 99 employees. And we're not all coders.

Not trying to make excuses, but I don't think there's quite as many people working on how the match looks at SI than there are at EA. But we make different games and both teams do the best they can!


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Jan 27, 2014
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Did you make a profile just so you could share this thought with us? :p I had FM 14 and for some reason I had thought it would be a very cool game, but after I started playing the screen just made feel sick... I know there are some who have played it since it's inception and enjoy it quite a bit, so maybe my poor experience was due to that being my first time... But I honestly don't see myself going back

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