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FIFA 14 News Roundup:

As you all know the Ignite Engine won’t feature on PC. One of the reasons, according to EA’s executive vice resident Andrew Wilson is that the average PC users specs are too low to support the NG features of the Ignite engine. Here’s his statement:

“Even though there were some PCs on the marketplace that could run that engine, the lion’s share of PCs on the marketplace could not.”

But he also added that Ignite might make its way to the PC platform at some point is the future:

“So could I see the potential for EA Sports Ignite to make it to PC in the future?” he added. “Yes, I think it’s possible, but a couple of things need to happen.”

Those couple of things being an increase in the average PC specs and some tweaks to the Ignite engine to fit the PC platform.
Source: MCVUK

The Spanish FIFA 14 Club Edition SteelBooks were revealed this week after the French ones. As you can see Valencia, Sevilla, Real Madrid, Betis Sevilla, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid fans can pre-order their own copy of FIFA 14 with their favourite team logo on it!

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Beside the Next Gen FIFA, the FIFA 14 Mobile version for iOS and Android was revealed at E3 too and bellow you can see all its new features, three screens and a gameplay clip:

  • FIFA 14 mobile has all new contextual touch controls.
  • Dragging across a player will now draw a line they will follow on a run.
  • To pass, you tap the screen where you want the ball to go.
  • A new swipe gesture has been added to control shooting.
  • The speed and angle of your swipes lets you control the spin, curve, and speed of your shots.
  • Over 30 real world leagues, 300 teams and 16,000 players are included.
  • The old button based controls will still be available from the Options menu.
  • New UI.
  • Commentary available in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
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    Source: FUTHead

If anyone still plays FIFA on the PS2 console, it’s now confirmed that FIFA 14 will be the last FIFA game for PS2!
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Source: FUTHead

More gameplay features for FIFA 14 Next Gen like Elite Technique and Pro Instincts were revealed at E3! Thanks to the Pro Instincts feature all 22 players on the pitch possess the intelligence to anticipate and react instinctively to the play around them with human-like reaction times, just like world class footballers while Elite Technique delivers hundreds of new skills and behaviors, including side volleys, first-time screamers, off-balance shots, touch passes, and panic turns when defenders are beaten.

Also it’s confirmed that FIFA 14 Next Gen will run on full 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second and that there are no Kinect features for FIFA 14 on Xbox One!

The FIFA 14 Next Gen Box Arts for PS4 and Xbox One were revealed last week featuring the usual Messi and the yellow FIFA 14 logo:
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The FIFA 14 Current Gen Box Arts are yet to be revealed!

In case you missed the official Fact Sheets for FIFA 14 Next Gen and Current Gen, we will list them bellow:

FIFA 14 Next Gen Fact Sheet

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Key Features

  • EA SPORTS IGNITE—Ignite blends new technology with the best rendering, run-time physics, animation, intelligence, locomotion, and online systems from across EA into one powerful, new engine. Athletes possess human-like intelligence for advanced decision-making, players have true athletic motion, and living worlds make the game experience as rich and dynamic as real-world stadiums.
  • Pro Instincts— Players will make intelligent decisions with human-like reaction times, moving instinctively around the pitch like world class footballers. Players will anticipate moves to seal off opponents and intercept passes, skip over tackles and out-stretched legs to avoid collisions, and slow opponents by hooking or holding an arm.
  • Precision Movement— With 10 times more animation depth and detail, EA SPORTS IGNITE delivers the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the world’s best footballers. Every step counts as players now plant, pivot and cut, change direction and shift their momentum with the agility and explosiveness of elite athletes. Player acceleration and deceleration is more realistic with a game-changing effect on gameplay.  Players feel more grounded, agile and explosive, and manage their momentum with distinct foot plants and push-offs.
  • Elite Technique— Harnessing the power and memory of the new consoles, FIFA 14 delivers hundreds of never-before-seen new skills and behaviors.  Players have an arsenal of new shot types such as side volleys, defections, power chips and first time screamers, and new passes such as touch, over-head, slice and lobs.  New behaviors include trapping the ball in stride at pace, panic turns when defenders are beaten, off-balance shots, missed shot reactions, and more.
  • Living Worlds— The world inside the stadium feels alive and stunning 3D crowds and dynamic sidelines impact the experience. Players are also aware of the match and what needs to be done to get a result—their sense of urgency increases as the match draws on, and if a goal is needed, they rush to take a throw-in or corner if time is running down.
  • Pure Shot—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 satisfying and goals are rewarding.  As well as quality strikes, players can now shoot while off balance or rushed.
  • Real Ball Physics— Strike the ball with more force and finesse. Realistic ball physics now determines the trajectories of balls in game, enabling players to strike the ball with force from distance, drill low rising shots with accuracy, and blast dipping or swerving shots, just like real footballers.
  • Protect The Ball— Dominate midfield and dictate the tempo. Fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed. Protect the ball from opponents to control play through midfield and dictate the pace of the match.  Plus, out-muscle opponents for position before receiving the ball, then turn defenders to carve out opportunities.
  • Teammate Intelligence— Better decision-making delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking. Defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession. Attacking players have new ways to outsmart their opponents by creating space for themselves, running along the backline and checking their pace.
  • Sprint Dribble Turns— Utilize quick, explosive cuts and turns to beat defenders one-on-one while sprinting with the ball. Players can move in any direction, preserving their natural momentum and maintaining possession of the ball.
  • Variable Dribble Touches— The First Touch Control of dribbling varies a player’s touch when dribbling with pace.  Skilled players stand out while less skilled players will experience fewer perfect touches and more uncertainty dribbling.
  • Skill Games–A competitive practice mode to learn or master the fundamental skills necessary to compete at FIFA 14.  Become a better player, faster, no matter what your skill level, competing against yourself or friends in all-new mini-games.
  • Career Mode— Search for talent year-round with the new Global Transfer Network that brings the world of professional scouting to life. Develop and refine your own scouting network. Evaluate footballers to uncover the attributes of players who could bolster your squad during the transfer windows. A new hub delivers easy navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports.
  • Complete Authenticity—500 officially licensed clubs, over 30 leagues and more than 15,000 players.

FIFA 14 Current Gen Fact Sheet

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Key Features

  • Precision Movement—Now every step counts as players plant, pivot, cut, and shift momentum with the agility and explosiveness of real footballers. Player acceleration and deceleration is more realistic with a game-changing effect on gameplay.  Players feel more grounded, agile and athletic, and manage their momentum with distinct foot plants and push-offs, bringing the authentic motion of professional footballers to FIFA 14.
  • Pure Shot— Shooting has been transformed. 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 satisfying and goals are rewarding.  As well as quality strikes, players can now shoot while off balance or rushed.
  • Real Ball Physics— Strike the ball with more force and finesse. Realistic ball physics now determines the trajectories of balls in game, enabling players to strike the ball with force from distance, drill low rising shots with accuracy, and blast dipping or swerving shots, just like real footballers.
  • Protect The Ball— Dominate midfield and dictate the tempo of a match. Fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed. Protect the ball from opponents to control play through midfield and dictate the pace of the match.  Plus, out-muscle opponents for position before receiving the ball, then turn defenders to carve out opportunities.
  • Teammate Intelligence— Better decision-making delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking. Defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession. Attacking players have new ways to outsmart their opponents and break down tighter, more intelligent defences by creating space for themselves, running along the backline and checking their pace.
  • Sprint Dribble Turns— Utilize quick, explosive cuts and turns to beat defenders one-on-one while sprinting with the ball. Players can move in any direction, preserving their natural momentum and maintaining possession of the ball.
  • Variable Dribble Touches— The First Touch Control of dribbling varies a player’s touch when dribbling with pace.  Skilled players have the touch and control to stand out while less skilled players will experience fewer perfect touches and more uncertainty dribbling, creating opportunities for defenders to win back possession, and placing emphasis on building play through midfield.
  • 2nd Chance Tackles—The tackling zone has been extended to enable defenders to combine different types of tackles, recover from missed tackles quickly, and have a second chance to compete for the ball in any tackling situation.
  • Curling Lofted Through Balls—Players have the ability to curl the ball around opponents to deliver precision passes to teammates or send the ball into space.
  • Skill Games–A competitive practice mode that enable players to learn or master the fundamental skills necessary to compete at FIFA 14.  Become a better player, faster, no matter what your skill level, competing against yourself or friends in all-new mini-games.
  • Career Mode— Search for talent year-round with the new Global Transfer Network that brings the world of professional scouting to life. Develop and refine your own scouting network. Evaluate footballers to uncover the attributes of players who could bolster your squad during the transfer windows. A new hub delivers easy navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports.
  • Complete Authenticity—All the authenticity EA SPORTS is known for with officially licensed clubs, leagues and more than 15,000 players.

Players who will get the current-gen versions of FIFA 14 may be able to transfer their data to the FIFA 14 PS4 and Xbox One versions when they will get released. FIFA 14 Producer David Rutter teased the possibility of current to next-gen data transfer during an interview with VideoGamer.com:

” Whilst I can’t talk about it right now, I’m sure there’ll be some exciting news in the coming months. “

FIFA 14 on Current Gen platforms will launch this September (Sept 24 in N.A. and 27 in Europe) while FIFA 14 on PS4 and Xbox One in late November (Official Date TBA)!
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In other news, it looks like EA are taking the data security of their users very seriously and that’s why with the arrival of the new NG consoles EA are re-architecturing their networks to increase security by adding double authentication and a brand new ID system. EA Sports executive vice resident Andrew Wilson said:

” We haven’t had any major or serious attacks. You never say never, but we understand the value of information and privacy and the value of maintaining the integrity of the data. “

EA’s three point security plan: re-architectured networks, combating malicious intent and educating gamers on user error.
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Source: Eurogamer

Here we have the best articles of the week on FIFA 14:

Inside the IGNITE Laboratory at E3 (EA Sports)

FIFA 14 – E3 Reactions (EA Sports)

EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 Skill Moves And Precision Movement Explained (EA)

Next-gen FIFA 14 – Change is Coming (FUTHead)

Hands On With The Xbox One Version Of FIFA 14 (GI)

FIFA 14 New Gameplay Trailer: 5 Key Things We Learned (WhatCulture!)

FIFA 14 on PS4 aims to create “the most comprehensive database of everything football” (OPM)

Hands-on: FIFA 14 goes next-gen with EA Sports Ignite (Polygon)

And here we have two new interviews of the FIFA 14 Producers, Sebastian Enrique and Santiago Jaramillo:

Source: CurseEntertainment


Source: FSB

That’s it for this week! Don’t forget to check the FIFA 14 gameplay videos over here!

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2 comments

  1. screw ea pc are powerfull and ea gonna learn now when PC gamers goes to pes

  2. Ignite Engine won’t feature on PC because the average PC users specs are too low to support the NG features.
    In other words, EA were too lazy to develop for the PC and wanted to put its focus and energy on the new consoles.
    Well, all the more reason to skip Fifa 14 on the PC and wait.

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