EA has stressed that they're committed to putting "a lot of resources" towards the prevention of hacking in FIFA 13.
FIFA 12 was the victim of several high-profile hacks on Xbox Live. Accounts saw hackers utilizing all of its available credit, as well as using the victim's credit card to purchase in-game FIFA 12 'Ultimate Team' cards.
EA Games president Frank Gibeau has now stated that the firm has learned lessons from the FIFA 12 hacks and, a month before FIFA 13's launch, has already committed resources to prevent a repeat of the hacking incidents for this year's installment.
"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. 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."
FIFA 13 is due for a release on September 25 in North America and three days later in Europe.