Press Row Hangout Clip: 2014 FIFA World Cup Announcement

Posted February 11th, 2014 at 10:00 am


2014 FIFA World Cup was made official last week but the majority of the discussion has not been centered on the trailer, screenshots, or features. Instead everyone is talking about the decision to only release the popular every-four-years game on the 360 and PS3 while bypassing the Xbox One and PS4.

World Cup was first mentioned back during an EA Sports October financial call where it was grouped in with other titles that would be releasing on the next-gen consoles. At some point since then the next-gen versions were cut with the reasoning that the install base on last-gen is much greater. There is market saturation and reach into nations that may not have even gotten the new consoles yet to consider.

While that may be true, World Cup has acted as a bridge to the yearly FIFA games, and credited for helping make the brand the worldwide monster it is today. With scarce competition on the new systems and many looking forward to the game that was thought to be coming to them that makes for a missed opportunity to bring in even more new fans.

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  • Sean

    Are there any rumours of DLC coming for next-gen consoles? Maybe it would be for EA Sports, but it doesn’t seem that difficult to do something like FIFA 10 did where it had the World Cup update, then offer the jerseys as pay-for content or something.

    • All they’re doing is adding some World Cup content to Ultimate Team.

  • MoneyMayweather

    yes it sucks for the first time next gen gets the shaft 2002 got FIFA world cup 2006 got fifa world cup. the next gen sales will stagnant now now that the early adopters have gotten the console anyone who wants a next gen console has one but not very many people believe in next gen Yes it sucks next gen didn’t get the game but there is reasons for that