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FIFA 14 detailed, first screens


EA has at last announced FIFA 14 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and we have all the details, as well as the first screens.

The publisher says that "innovations to the franchise's gameplay will make FIFA 14 the complete matchday experience, introducing features that inspire fans to build play through midfield, dictate the tempo of a match and create rewarding opportunities."

One of the main new features in FIFA 14 called Pure Shot, which EA says "transforms" finishing 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," says EA.

New shot types include pure strikes, as well as off-balance and rushed shots. Plus, 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. Meanwhile, EA says that a brand-new ball physics system will "transform shooting", making every shot attempt feel real, and "when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating."

"FIFA 14 will play the way great football matches are contested with build up through midfield, tension throughout the match as chances are created, and incredible finishing," said David Rutter, Executive Producer for FIFA 14. "Opportunities in FIFA 14 will be rewarding and great goals will look stunning."

Other new features include Protect The Ball, which will enable 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 has also been 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.

In addition and as seen in some of the screens below, FIFA 14 is introducing bug changes to Career Mode. The new Global Scouting Network allows players to develop and refine a scouting network and search for talent year-round. Scouts can evaluate footballers all over the world to uncover the attributes and traits of every player in the game, in preparation for the transfer windows. Plus there is also a new, redesigned hub which will house the entire career mode.

Other services will also make a return, such as EA SPORTS Football Club, while there will also be changes to FIFA Ultimate Team, a new online Mode that will encourage social competition, multiple new features and more than 500 officially licensed clubs.

EA says that 'Additional Platforms' will be revealed in the months ahead.

The game is currently scheduled for 'Autumn 2013'.

Here's an overview of the Key Features (Via EA press release):

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 Scouting 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.


Edited On 17 Apr, 2013

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Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Recovering from tackles is great, I'm fed up of making a decent challenge only for the player I've tackled to get the ball faster than anyone on my team.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
I like the look of the new menus but the graphics look identical. Will read the rest in a min just in middle of game on Fifa 13 :P
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Not going to fix the issue of winning the ball cleanly but still getting a red and giving away a pen. Love my last ditch challenges.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Also looks like they have committed to the scouting system more in this which suits me fine.
Robichoico's avatar
Robichoico 4 years ago
Wasn't expecting a Wii U or a PSV announcement for them. Quiet surprised they didn't announce PS4 or Nextbox at this time either. Although I suppose they can pad out one of the E3 conferences like they normally do.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
The scouting feature is by far my favourite thing in manager mode. Bagged myself a 14 year old defender from Mexico rated 64 when I promoted him, stuck him on loan to Brighton, came back at the end of the season at 76 added him to my Cup rotation squad, gave him a few starts in the league after some injuries, rated 81 now only 19.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
The fact that the Career Mode looks like it'll progress quicker, instead of bumping along slowly you'll be able to jump straight to next game is a plus. It looks nicer really. Plus not being able to just go and know everyone stats is also an improvement to realism. Good that they're increasing more defender intelligence and refining dribbling seeing as it became easier to be a defender on this years game.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Just think it looks alot more sleek, love career mode, especially when the new season has just kicked off.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Defence was always my strong suit, I have really slow build up play, I like to frustrate my opponents. It's been quite difficult with the new tackling feature they added recently.
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
i love a good fifa announcement few things there im really happy about especially the career aspects as i love a good manager mode! and the new defending aspects look great,and i will be waiting for the next gen version of the game as i think it will be worth the wait! hope my manager mode is wolves championship and not wolves league 1 but after last nights amazing result im sure we will stay up COME ON YOU WOLVES!!
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Think about it this way, next season you will be playing against illustrious teams like MK Dons, Crewe, Gillingham and maybe Swindon. AND it will look better on your CV when you get them promoted to the Premiership in 2 seasons from League 1.
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'm thinking about getting back into Fifa so I might buy this. (The question is which platform?)
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
ooooooh johno it does sound good and more of a challenge but i dont want to see wolves in league 1, we dont deserve it! ill be getting it next gen for sure though
HappyNoodleBoy's avatar
HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
unless the AI has had a complete overhaul I will pass. The AI in 13 is truly pathetic.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
PS4 is what I'm going for... I want my first batch of next gen titles to last me a year not 8 hours
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Only thing that is slightly concerning is the sprint dribble thing, your momentum isn't that automatic that you can just keep it no matter what direction you take. You would automatically be slower.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
SaiyanNox - I've always found the XBOX one much easier to play, as it's slower. If you move from PS3 to the XBOX, you notice the game feels slower, and so you know what to do before anything actually does happen. I enjoy the PS3 version much more.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
I use pressure trigger sprinting so as long as the incorporate that in some way for the sprint dribble... and get rid of the OP first touch sprint, could work well.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Shep - Think how Pompey fans feel, League 2 for them next season.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Analog Sprint may be taken out of the PS4 one as they said that they got a response saying no game used them so were just putting in triggers instead of the analog responsiveness I'm sure. So we lose one of the best features on FIFA :(
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
My home town team went from the championship to league 2 in 2 seasons, and that's without any points deductions. Might only just survive the drop this year too, think how i feel :P
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
whos that then LFC? and johno i know i do feel for the pompey supporters in all fairness, now they have sorted ownership out i hope they rebuild and start working their way back up!
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I'm guessing Plymouth? They'll survive this year ;)
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
My home town team aren't even 10 years old but have 2 trophies to their name.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Yeh Plymouth :) got a massive win last night and we 4 points clear with 2 games left. Should be ok now i think
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
The fact that Palace took that striker back off you to not put him on the bench is mental though. Glad they got the win in the end, are a much better team than their league position states. Just need Barnet to win there games, just because Davids is a gent.
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 4 years ago
I didnt realise LFC was a fellow Janner hopefully bar a set of unlikely results they should be safe now. But it is still fairly tight down there. Anyway back to the topic at hand would it not be better to start having DLC updates each year then a full game. The game never really changes massively from year to year.
Johno Muller's avatar
Johno Muller 4 years ago
Yes, but they make more money with a yearly iteration, I mean would you download the FIFA 14 DLC for £40? I think they tested the water with Euro 2012 DLC which was awful.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
I know Dynamite Banton was a great player, But Ian Holloway is a knob so it doesn't surprise me :P Yeh i am Bindiani :) Where are you from? Thing i like from the new fifa's is new squads, new kits, the changes in league. Quite happy to pay full price for a new fifa each year because it is one of the only game that I play for the whole year. And Dynamite i hope Barnet stay up too, Davids is still a legend, Still fond memories of him in his Juve days!
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I still like him for the fact that if it wasn't for him, Barcelona would still probably be struggling to stay close to Madrid, as his dogged tackling got them that league title they had been lost without. And DLC every year wouldn't work, go and play FIFA 11, FIFA 12 and then FIFA 13 and tell me they are the same game.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
And indeed Johno, that 2012 DLC was horrendous. Not even real names for 60% of the teams, and clunkier gameplay.
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 4 years ago
LFC I live about 5 minutes away from Home Park can hear the crowd from my place on match days and unfortunately westlife when they were signing there a few years back.
LFC Bywater's avatar
LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Actually from Plymouth too? Small world lol. Yeh Hearing Westlife would suck pretty bad, and Rod Stewart was there a few years back too.
Robichoico's avatar
Robichoico 4 years ago
I live not so far from Sunderland's Stadium Of Light. We get all sorts of music. Kinda hilarious when people complain about the house next door being noisy when having a party yet its ok for a concert to keep up half the city.,
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I've been to the Stadium of Light to watch Liverpool v Sunderland when I was young. Only player I could tell was Abel Xavier due to the afro. The rest looked so small from the 3rd tier.
0000000000's avatar
0000000000 4 years ago
i work right opposite the walsall shed, i mean ground, i used to live by my beloved molineux but i moved in with the other half and she took that dream away :(
Solidus 5nake's avatar
Solidus 5nake 4 years ago
FIFA looking and sounding as impressive as ever, but I'm more intrigued to see how the new Pro Evolution turns out now that its using the Fox Engine. It should be a really good year for footie games.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I can only hope PES will prove to be a good competitor this year. If it does, it means that FIFA has to raise its game to stay ahead, which is always good.
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 4 years ago
Yeah small world indeed LFC :) Well I would say Pro Evo won the last generation and FIFA won this generation but who will win the next generation. Maybe somebody new will come along did use to enjoy the This is football games also liked actua Soccer back in the PS1 days.
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 4 years ago
No Nintendo consoles getting Fifa this year at all then? That's gonna sting...

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