Features Detailed for FIFA 14 Next-Gen

Posted June 13th, 2013 at 7:15 pm


EA Sports has released descriptions on the features for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of FIFA 14. Unlike their other next-gen games at E3, FIFA 14 was in a fully playable state, and the feature list includes summaries going beyond just what relates to the Ignite Engine but also what can be expected to carry over from the 360 and PS3 versions. 

Fueled by EA SPORTS IGNITE, FIFA 14 will feel alive with players who think, move, and behave like world-class footballers, and dynamic stadiums that come to life. Players have four times the decision making ability and feel alive with human-like reactions, anticipation, and instincts. With 10 times more animation depth and detail than previous consoles, FIFA 14 delivers the dynamic movements and bio-mechanics of the world’s best footballers. Players are agile and athletic as they plant, pivot and cut, and explode out of each step. The increased fidelity has a game-changing effect on gameplay. Plus, the artistry and athleticism of footballers will come to life with the addition of hundreds of new types of skills and hundreds of new behaviors. And for the first time ever, fans will feel the electricity of a living stadium as the emotions of new 3D crowds rise and fall around the stories on the pitch. Additional features will be revealed in the months ahead.

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.

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  • saew

    I’ll get FIFA for 360 and then sell it when the PS4 comes out and get it there. Really cool to have 2 games to look forward to.

    • mikemck09

      Don’t you think you’ll lose a bit of money doing that?

    • whats good

      yep saew i will get it for the 360 then sell sell sell and upgrade to a ps4 also lol i dont think anyone is buying the xbone!!! Hey pasta are you getting one sir???

      • I have one pre-ordered, but I’m not sure I’ll go through with the purchase. Will see how things go about it in the coming months. As far as providing coverage for the games – I wouldn’t need it since all the sports games will be on the PS4 (but Xbox will be missing MLB).

  • That doesn’t bother me considering PS+ has a ton of stuff I’d want anyway and you need to pay for the same over on Xbox. I’m also happy to support them by paying for the online capabilities given the pro-consumer stance they’ve taken in other areas. One difference though is services like Netflix will still be limited to Gold on Xbox but you wouldn’t need Plus to use it.

    • SwagRat

      Let’s not forget that a year of PS+ is only $49.99.

  • David Reed

    Xbox one will be awesome Playstation no so much. What pasta and the media fails to mention are a few things. 1. Sony said that its will be up to the dev or publisher to add used game restrictions. 2 Microsoft says you will still be able to play used games when you sell your game it and once that game is put on xbox one it will remove the authenicatin from your xbox one.3 you can turn off the kinect 4 the always on is really not that big of a deal. 5 All the kids will be going over to Sony will make xbox live a better experiance.

    • 1. That’s no different than what we have now on 360/PS3 with companies deciding to do an Online Pass or not.

      2. No where has Microsoft said you’ll be able to buy or play “used” games. Essentially you’ll always be buying “new”.

      3. Not really. They said you can “pause” it.

      4. Yes it is for many people.

      5. I doubt its the “kids” who are upset about anti-consumer policies. They’ll probably be the ones who just buy it because it’s Xbox and they don’t know any better.

    • Nick

      Clearly the majority consider always online to be a big deal. The reaction at the Sony press conference shows that. Further, it may not seem like a big deal to you when you have stable and fast internet but there are some areas that can’t offer people this, what should they do? That’s right, stick with a 360 according to Don Mattrick.

      Microsoft is taking a gamble that has alienated a large portion of their fan base. In five years time it may pay off, but the early numbers indicate that Sony will have a head start in the console war.

      • whitemamba

        In my backyard of Australia, we have an issue in a lot of areas with horrible internet speeds (especially compared to USA, the difference is staggering if I remember correctly). I live pretty far out from the city and my family aren’t rolling in cash, so my net connection is average (takes 20 minutes to download an album). Despite being a proud 360 user, I’m going PS4.

  • HV

    Off topic, but in FIFA 13 Monaco is now updated with Falcao, Moutinho, James and Carvalho. Navas and Fernandinho are at City, and Zaha is in United.
    Next season transfers, that’s a first.