More Specific Improvements Made for FIFA 14

Posted May 14th, 2013 at 11:15 am


EA Sports first started talking about new features for FIFA 14 last month detailing ”Pure Shot”, “Real Ball Physics”, and “Protect the Ball”. They followed that up with additional insight on improved AI. Outside of that though the company hasn’t started the main marketing push for the game which may kick-off at E3. Until then here are some additional bullet points of interest regarding what to expect from FIFA 14. 

♦Capture the thrill of a well-executed goal with Pure Shot technology, which mimics the moves your favorite striker performs during games when he scores awe-inspiring goals

♦Watch as your player adjusts the approach angle to a more suitable direction for optimal positioning while taking a shot on goal

♦Experience players’ expanded understanding of the phases of shooting, which enables them to adjust their stride and pace to precisely hit the ball

♦Contend with realistic situations, in which players may need to take off-balanced or rushed shots that can hinder the accuracy and strength of their attempt based on where they are on the pitch and how the ball is delivered to their feet

♦Enjoy new animations that eliminate the foot-sliding, skipping and scissor legs that occurred in FIFA 13

♦Test your skill with Real Ball Physics that enables the ball to act as it would in the real world, based on new formulas that dictate the flight path and trajectory of a shot

♦Strike the ball with force from a distance, drill low-rising shots with accuracy and blast dipping or swerving shots with realistic turbulence effects and utilize Curling Lofted Through Balls to curl the ball around opponents for precise passes

♦Navigate the intricacies of ball possession, mastered by FC Barcelona, which dictates the tempo of the match with the Protect the Ball gameplay feature

♦Fend off and block opponents from the ball while running at any speed, countering defensive pulling by stepping in front of the defender and using your body to shield the ball and stepping into the opposition to maintain possession and make a pass

♦Fight for position prior to receiving the ball, so you are in the optimal location at the opportune moment

♦Move in any direction to preserve your natural momentum and utilize quick, explosive cuts and turns to beat defenders one-on-one while sprinting with the Sprint Dribble Turns feature

♦Show your dribbling with optimal touch and control that minimizes opportunities for defenders to regain possession with Variable Dribble Touches

♦Combine different types of tackles, recover from missed tackles quickly and have another opportunity to compete for the ball in any tackling situation with Second Chance Tackles

♦Come together as a team with improved teammate intelligence that delivers tighter, smarter marking and better run tracking

♦Rely on your defenders to recognize opportunities to improve support and win back possessions, and depend on attacking players to break down intelligent defenses by creating space, running along the back line and checking their pace

♦Learn and master the fundamental skills needed to be a star football player in Skill Games, a competitive practice mode helps you become a better player, faster

♦Develop and refine a personalized scouting network as you search for talent around the world — you can evaluate players who may bolster your squad during the transfer windows with a new hub that provides live scouting reports in Career Mode

♦Connect to the heartbeat of the sport and with other football fans through EA SPORTS Football Club, FIFA 14’s social network, where you can compete and share with millions of others around the world