We may know that Madden NFL 14 is out this August, followed by NHL 14 in September, but with the announcement of FIFA 14 today, EA decided to stay vague and give it a Fall 2013 release date.
While only coming to the PS3 (and Xbox 360 and PC) at the moment, EA did say that “additional platforms will be revealed in the months ahead.” Before jumping to any conclusions, that could mean PS2, PSP, PSV, PS4, DS, 3DS, Wii, Wii U, iOS, Android, or Xbox 720.
FIFA 14 is adding some new features to the series, which you can read about below:
Pure Shot – 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
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.
Protect The Ball – Enables 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 – 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.
Global Scouting Network – A new way to play Career Mode 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.
You can also expect these features in FIFA 14:
- Changes to the FIFA Ultimate Team
- A new online Mode that will encourage social competition
- Multiple new features and benefits to EA SPORTS Football Club
- More than 500 officially licensed clubs.
Are you going to buy FIFA 14 on PS3? Or are you hoping to get it as a PS4 launch title is it does go next-gen? Let us know in the comments below.