FIFA 14 is the upcoming edition of Electronic Arts’ FIFA video game series, developed by EA Canada. Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net. A new feature called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating. FIFA 14 delivers engaging online features and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport – and to each other – through EA SPORTS Football Club. FIFA 14 is soccer’s social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world. The game is expected to be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 24, 2013 in North America and September 27, 2013 for other regions.It will be released on next-generation systems PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita – and on devices running Android and iOS operating systems. It has been announced that the game will be free for the iOS and Android platforms. A demo of the game will be released worldwide on September 10, 2013, two weeks before the launch of the full game, on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Career mode has been revamped. Additions include a Global Scouting Network through most countries, which allows hiring a scout to search for talent all season from various clubs globally. The Career Mode hub navigation has also been redesigned, A new easier to navigate menu has been introduced with fewer interruptions and live scouting reports. Managers are now able to develop, build and refine their network of scouts, gathering details on the attributes and traits of players. This way of playing Career Mode also moves away from the concept of player overall rating as an on-demand metric of a player’s abilities. Instead, communication with scouts determines what type of player is wished.
Following an agreement between the Union of Professional Football Players of Montenegro, FIFPro and EA Sports, for the first time Montenegro national football team will be featured in upcoming FIFA 14 as a fully licensed team, as well as in next FIFA game series. 21 Brazilian clubs are licensed: all 20 from the 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A season as well as Palmeiras. FIFA 14 will also include Chile’s Campeonato Nacional Petrobras, Colombia’s Liga Postobón and the Argentine Primera División. The Brazilian national team has also been licensed after not being licensed since FIFA 10. Upon announcement that Robert Lewandowski was to appear on the Polish cover of FIFA 14, it was also announced that the Poland National Football Team was to be fully licensed, alongside the Ekstraklasa in FIFA 14, as they had not been in previous games of the FIFA series. On EA’s website under 5-star skillers leagues such as the Greek A’Ethniki, Brazil’s Serie B, and the South African Premier League were mentioned along with Shahktar Donetsk under Rest of the World teams.
A new engine called the Ignite Engine will be used in FIFA 14 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. This features both graphical and gameplay changes such as Human Intelligence to make players react more like the real thing, True Player Motion to create more realistic movement from the players and more realism to the way environmental features like weather and stadium crowd dynamics develop during play.
The FIFA Ultimate Team game mode will feature exclusive downloadable content on the Xbox. On the Xbox, there is a new feature for Ultimate team known as Legends, where players can acquire classic players from different eras of football such as Pelé and Freddie Ljungberg.
A new 2v2 online seasons mode, known as Co-op Seasons, has been announced where players can play with one other friend against 2 online players. Match Day has also been expanded to affect online seasons modes.