"the CPU processing power required for the architecture of the game".
The representative went on to add, “The majority of gamers PC's do not have enough CPU processing power for this architecture, so FIFA09 on PC has been built to have the best possible graphics and gameplay engine while still being accessible to as many fans of the game as possible. If the architecture was identical to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, FIFA09 on PC would only be accessible to 1-3% of the PC systems on the market”
After receiving much criticism the community spokesman posted a follow-up post defending his claim that PC systems do not have sufficient CPU processing power to run the game as designed for the console systems.
EA: PC version of FIFA 09 slimmed down due to not having enough CPU power
15 September 2008 | By dtungsten