EA has stressed that they’re aiming to avoid a repeat of the infamous FIFA 12 hacks with the latest installment, FIFA 13.
“We learned a lot from the experience. A lot of companies are suffering from this right now. There’s a lot of sophisticated hacking happening in the gaming industry and it’s a continuous battle,” EA Games president Frank Gibeau told Joystiq. “We take it very seriously, put a lot of resources on it. The learning from the FIFA example last year has been incorporated this year. There’s some incremental and additional things. I don’t want to get too detailed because I don’t want to tip our hand. Rest assured, we take it very seriously.”
“You’re never going to win this battle,” admitted Gibeau. “The moment you declare victory, somebody will walk in and show you didn’t. So you have to continuously stay on top of it and, most importantly, keep account integrity the first and foremost issue.”
FIFA 13 is due for a release on September 25 th in the United States and three days later throughout European territories.