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Does FIFA copy PES? EA execs respond to Konami accusations

By Johnny Minkley Published 23 July, 2012
FIFA boss "feels" for Murphy, hopes management "appreciate" him


EA Sports has responded to claims its FIFA team has been "copying" bitter rival PES, with football boss Matt Bilbey voicing sympathy for his accuser, Konami's Jon Murphy, suggesting the development team didn't "listen" to him.
Speaking to Eurogamer last week at EA Canada, Bilbey said he "didn't think that much" of the suggestion his team deliberately copied Konami's product, adding: "I hope the management team in Japan appreciate what [Jon Murphy has] been giving to that franchise for a long, long time. He's very, very committed and a great spokesman for the game.
"I feel for him sometimes, because I've worked with developers that it's challenging to listen to, or they don't necessarily listen to you."

In an explosive interview with this site last month, Murphy blasted the FIFA team for "a long history of copying PES to get where they want to be. We shouldn't forget that PES innovated all of this stuff and they did copy it".
He also railed against what he believes is a "lack of understanding about why we don't get licences", insisting Konami "can't fight against" a "massive company" like EA, which works with many of the top clubs and leagues exclusively.

This week EA settled a class action lawsuit against its Madden series to the tune of $27m, to be refunded to customers, which had claimed its NFL rights amounted to an illegal monopoly. EA is now banned from signing a further NCAA deal for five years.

Privately, Konami's comments raised eyebrows within EA, with representatives pointing out off the record that the time it took features to be developed and implemented made a mockery of the claims of plagiarism. Bilbey, however, admitted the rivalry between the two series had been of huge benefit to EA.
"We were fortunate to have Konami as a competitor, because it motivates you - you can't win unless there's someone to beat," he said.

FIFA 13 producer Nick Channon refused to comment directly on Murphy's remarks, stating: "We're not going to stand here and say anything. We're very respectful of PES and we understand we have a very strong competitor. We know they want to make a better game every year and ultimately that drives us forward."
This was a sentiment echoed by EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson, who told Eurogamer: "I had the great fortune of leading the [FIFA] team as we went head-to-head with Konami. I had the greatest amount of respect for them then; I thought they built a tremendous game. I continue to have the greatest amount of respect for them today."




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classy reply?


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I TECHNETIC I wrote:classy reply?


When will grown men start realising that they are, JUST THAT?


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barcamanmessi wrote:
I TECHNETIC I wrote:classy reply?


When will grown men start realising that they are, JUST THAT?


lol TRU DAT BRO!


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They can't really deny it. Because EA basically took WE/PES from PS2 as their template for this gen console. The similarity between game mechanic and button layout are really close starting from 2005. Those PES/WE fans that jumped to FIFA can testify this. It's because the similarities that make them used to FIFA in short time and not feeling alienated at all.

But since few years ago both of them began to look at each other for ideas. I think this is because from business POV, they need to satisfy both crowd (FIFA & PES) since some of the fans from both game might be 'on the fence' customer and not afraid to jump ship. So that's why the basic game mechanic and button layout are kept close.


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Who cares. In any field you care to mention, competitors do from time to time copy things from one another - it's just how things work!

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"You can't win unless there's someone to beat"

So why are both games sh*t.

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I TECHNETIC I wrote:classy reply?
oh please... Ea have said some the most atrocious things to activision, let them not pretend to be ''classy''. Just let it out ea, you know you want to.


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aniallator wrote:"You can't win unless there's someone to beat"

So why are both games sh*t.
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who cares, i jumped from pes in 2008 and coulnd't be happier, the online in fifa is top quality. And the amount of clubs and players makes the game better.


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The only think EA should copy from PES is the Customer Care .... and release the proper patch.


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There is noway Fifa copied PES. If you copy something you get the same crappy product.
Fifa 12 is tons better then PES 13.


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A respectable retort really. Makes Murphy look like a kid having a tantrum.

Yeah, EA have copied aspects from PES, but have worked to build on them and improve them And why not? What's wrong with seeing something that works and building on it? It's not like PES has a copyright to football PES has copied from FIFA too.

So long as they're both improving their games, who cares.

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I hope that FIFA 13 is punishable PES 2013 with a better game, talking to FIFA only copies of them and of course not true and I mean that the PES copies of FIFA.

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