Every player in SOCCER VS will have six different performance genes, one for each attribute. Performance genes determine players' stats in each attribute, where the performance genes are influenced by real-life players. This means that the stats a player receives in a specific attribute are influenced by how good the real-life player is/was in that area. Sub-attributes to the main attribute are also based on the real-life player, which means that two players with for example 90 dribbling can have very different underlying stats depending on which real-life player their stats are based on. This gives each attribute similar characteristics to the real-life player that their performance gene is based on. Good performance genes will be weighted down, meaning they will be harder to get than lower-tier performance genes. Performance genes will be based on both past and present real-life players.