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FIFA 14 unveiled

FIFA 14 unveiled

Electronic Arts unveils the next iteration of their soccer franchise, FIFA 14. Coming with new features, new ball physics, pure shot, the game is will be out this Fall on home consoles and PC. Screens and more details inside.



EA SPORTS FIFA 14 Captures the Emotion of Scoring Great Goals
Innovations Inspire Midfield Build Up And Rewarding Finishing


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today unveiled innovations to the greatest sports game on the planet that will enable fans to experience the emotion of scoring great goals when playing EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC.

Innovations to the franchise’s award-winning* gameplay will make FIFA 14 the complete matchday experience, introducing features that inspire fans to build play through midfield, dictate the tempo of a match and create rewarding opportunities. Great matches are achieved through measured build up and incredible finishing. A new feature in FIFA 14 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 will play the way great matches are contested with build up through midfield, tension throughout the match as chances are created, and incredible finishing,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer for FIFA 14. “Opportunities in FIFA 14 will be rewarding and great goals will look stunning.”

Finishing has been transformed with Pure Shot so players have the intelligence to adjust their stride and approach angle to find the best position for hitting the back of the net. Well-hit balls feel more exhilarating and rewarding. New shot types include pure strikes, as well as off-balance and rushed shots. Plus, Real Ball Physics now determines the trajectories of balls, enabling players to kick the ball with force from distance, drill low rising shots with accuracy, and blast dipping or turbulent shots, just like real players.

Fans will be able to create rewarding build up to opportunities and have the tools to dictate the tempo of a match through four new features. Protect The Ball will enable players to fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed, or out-muscle opponents for position before receiving the pass, then turn defenders to carve out opportunities. Teammate Intelligence has been improved on both sides of the ball. New decision-making logic delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking where defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession, while attacking players have new ways to outsmart their opponents by creating space for themselves, running along the backline and checking their pace. Major changes to ball control add new tools to win the midfield battles. Sprint Dribble Turns enable players to turn in every direction at sprint speed while preserving momentum, delivering the control and confidence to take on defenders one-on-one. Variable Dribble Touches introduces variety on touches when sprinting. Skilled players will have better touch and more control when sprinting with the ball.

In addition to innovations to gameplay, FIFA 14 is introducing a game-changing new way to play Career Mode. The Global Scouting Network brings the world of professional scouting to life. Players now develop and refine a scouting network and search for talent year-round. Scouts can evaluate players all over the world to uncover the attributes and traits of every player in the game, in preparation for the transfer windows. Plus, a new hub delivers easy navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports.

FIFA 14 will deliver engaging online** features and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each other—through EA SPORTS Football Club, making FIFA 14 soccer's social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of others around the world. The game will also feature:

• Changes to the wildly popular FIFA Ultimate Team
• A new online Mode that will encourage social competition
• Multiple new features and benefits to EA SPORTS Football Club, the live service that is the heartbeat of FIFA
• Complete authenticity with more than 500 officially licensed clubs.

FIFA 14 is in development at EA Canada and will be available in stores world-wide this fall. Additional platforms will be revealed in the months ahead. The game has not yet been rated.

Pure Shot
Real Ball Physics

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Commented on 2013-04-17 14:51:11
Scuuuups, Shock and horror - jk :D I know the fifa fans will have my head for that. LOL
Commented on 2013-04-17 15:22:25
Where the hell did this one spring from?? wow wasn't expecting this tbh!! ;/
Commented on 2013-04-17 16:39:12
Can't wait. The Fifa games have been pretty damn amazing this gen.
Commented on 2013-04-17 16:56:08
isn't it too soon?
Commented on 2013-04-17 17:05:18 In reply to upsnake
Posted by upsnake
isn't it too soon?
No. Usually gets announced April/May... same as PES.
Commented on 2013-04-17 17:07:53
Oh! Somethig new... Not!
Commented on 2013-04-17 17:34:14
Everybody hates on yearly sports franchises like FIFA, yet it sells 8-12M copies every year, making it one of the biggest releases of the year, every year.
Commented on 2013-04-17 17:38:16 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
Everybody hates on yearly sports franchises like FIFA, yet it sells 8-12M copies every year, making it one of the biggest releases of the year, every year.
It's more on the internet would rather moan like bitches than be positive.
Commented on 2013-04-17 18:57:45
I was expecting to see the new engine's visuals
Commented on 2013-04-17 20:03:18 In reply to Xoar
:okay:
Commented on 2013-04-17 20:14:42 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
Everybody hates on yearly sports franchises like FIFA, yet it sells 8-12M copies every year, making it one of the biggest releases of the year, every year.
Then clearly not "everyone" hates on them. I'm sure the people who are hating on these annual sports franchises don't contribute to those sales numbers though, unless of course they're hypocritical retards like the people who bitch about COD then buy it anyway like morons. Lol
Commented on 2013-04-17 20:47:41
I really dont like sport games, but I must say it looks damn good. It evolved pretty nicely.
Commented on 2013-04-18 01:56:30
No new defending and individual team play styles means that EA can get fucked. There's a potentially incredible football sim lurking inside of the current Fifa, but it's hampered by retarded defensive AI, both individually and cohesively as a unit, and noobifications such as assisted passing, shooting etc. Improve the defending, give the teams individuality, and rip out the assisted shite and then we'll talk about me buying this again. I've skipped the last two games for these reasons alone.
Commented on 2013-04-18 02:25:18 In reply to Zat
What is your avatar picture Zat? I am seeing a skull on skates. That's it, right?
Commented on 2013-04-18 04:10:31 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
No new defending and individual team play styles means that EA can get fucked. There's a potentially incredible football sim lurking inside of the current Fifa, but it's hampered by retarded defensive AI, both individually and cohesively as a unit, and noobifications such as assisted passing, shooting etc. Improve the defending, give the teams individuality, and rip out the assisted shite and then we'll talk about me buying this again. I've skipped the last two games for these reasons alone.
Just turn off all the assists in the settings have everything set to manual.
Commented on 2013-04-18 05:15:19
EA can fuck up FIFA as much as they want, still better than the pile of poopoo that's the current PES.
Commented on 2013-04-18 07:52:16 In reply to Janman
Posted by Janman
What is your avatar picture Zat? I am seeing a skull on skates. That's it, right?
Its from one of the very first games on 8bit ZX Spectrum. Horace. :-) There was Horace Goes Skiing, Horace and the Spiders, Hungry Horace, Horace and Mystic Woods and I dont know what else. Very good games. Even today I play it on emulator sometimes. :-)
Commented on 2013-04-18 08:11:06
Haven't bought fifa for long time. May be this time I will consider
Commented on 2013-04-18 08:56:56
FIFA 13 sold over 12 million units by the end of 2012. On the EA forums approx 200-300 people complain about the game and they do that every year btw. Those few people who always complain about it, are a non representative minority just like the ones on any other forum. The FIFA series has been by far the best if not the only football/soccer game out there for many years. Day one this gen, day one next gen.
Commented on 2013-04-18 12:23:28
in the Pure shot screenshots, Messi is shooting with his right foot... :| GG EA *facepalm*
Commented on 2013-04-18 12:55:13 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
in the Pure shot screenshots, Messi is shooting with his right foot... :| GG EA *facepalm*
I get what you mean, but Messi shoots with both feet, just like Ronaldo.
Commented on 2013-04-18 13:29:14 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
I get what you mean, but Messi shoots with both feet, just like Ronaldo.
kidding?
Commented on 2013-04-18 13:33:44 In reply to MrWhite
Posted by MrWhite
No new defending and individual team play styles means that EA can get fucked. There's a potentially incredible football sim lurking inside of the current Fifa, but it's hampered by retarded defensive AI, both individually and cohesively as a unit, and noobifications such as assisted passing, shooting etc. Improve the defending, give the teams individuality, and rip out the assisted shite and then we'll talk about me buying this again. I've skipped the last two games for these reasons alone.
They have said they are working on the AI defence, They have also said marking is a big priority this year and we'l see a big difference. Also we'l have better AI from other players to help out the defence.
Commented on 2013-04-18 14:30:04 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
Its from one of the very first games on 8bit ZX Spectrum. Horace. :-) There was Horace Goes Skiing, Horace and the Spiders, Hungry Horace, Horace and Mystic Woods and I dont know what else. Very good games. Even today I play it on emulator sometimes. :-)
Thank you for the answer, Zat. :)
Found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_series

And talking about old games... I think that soccer games from Sega Saturn era are the only soccer games that I have played. Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 and Euro 96 are good games, but I have not played much sport games since.
Commented on 2013-04-18 14:36:38 In reply to Janman
No problem. :-) I see some nice relics in Your avatar pictures. I had to laugh, when I saw "?? ??????!" handheld game. :-D I still have it. I mean that wolf catching eggs thrown by hare, based on russian cartoon. Just awesome! :-D
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