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FIFA 14 won't use Ignite because most people's PC's aren't powerful enough


EA has said that the new Ignite engine will not be used to power PC version of FIFA 14 because most people's machines aren't powerful enough.

Speaking in an interview with Polygon, EA Sports executive VP Andrew Wilson said, "Even though there were some PCs on the marketplace that could run that engine, the lion's share of PCs on the marketplace could not." 

On the bright side, Wilson did add that it's certainly a possibility for future versions of the game.

"I think it's possible," he said when asked this very question, "but a couple of things need to happen, those being an increase in the average PC spec boasted by a FIFA PC customer and changes to the way in which Ignite is constructed."

Are you a PC gamer? What do you think of this news? 

Edited On 18 Jun, 2013

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0000000000's avatar
0000000000 3 years ago
this doesnt shock me in the slightest if they did use it people would moan they couldnt use it because of the specs! football on the PC should be banned anyway!
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JoeToots 3 years ago
have you ever tried playing fifa on a pc its just pathetic.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Now I have heard it all
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I've played FIFA on the PC before, just isn't up to scratch.
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Why didn't they just leave it as an option in the settings, but then again who the heck plays football games on PC
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Not as easy as leaving it as an option in the settings really.
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troublemaker 3 years ago
It's a PC game. Someone will mod it in on release day if you want it there.
ASC's avatar
ASC 3 years ago
Modding out to a different engine is not a simple thing - might be easier to take the console version and re-port it
troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 3 years ago
True enough. But I would be happy to lay down money that it happens!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
No one plays Fifa on the PC anyway, we all just play Football Manager
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jonfun 3 years ago
I had Fifa 13 on Ps3, I got rid of it because Fifa 13 on my Pc Alienware x51 is a lot better. Graphics are amazing and career mode goes a lot quicker while processing. Also with Modding Way Patch it brings so much more to the game. I will be buying a Ps4 now for sure though.
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nukemasta 3 years ago
Yeah, going to skip this gen on PC and buy it on PS 4. The guy from each is talking out of his arse though.
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nukemasta 3 years ago
Yeah, going to skip this gen on PC and buy it on PS 4. The guy from ea is talking out of his arse though.
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sgmullins 3 years ago
If truth be known, fifa is not good on any format.
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sgmullins 3 years ago
If truth be known, fifa is not good on any format.
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sgmullins 3 years ago
If truth be known, fifa is not good on any format.
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
lol
superniceguy's avatar
superniceguy 3 years ago
Before PS4 and Xbox ONE, it is better on console, but now these new consoles are talking DRM the PCs are better as can do so much more than consoles ever can ( I will never be without a PC), and EA like DRM, then chances are this will have DRM even on PS4. The only reason they are skipping it on PC is to help sell the PS4 and Xbox ONE. If I get this, it was going to be the PC version, but now will be the Xbox 360 or Wii U version.
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sam 3 years ago
this made me laugh so hard "hey guys lets use gtx titans at our display cause we have not built the console yet" "fifa cant run full graphics on pc" ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? still laughing so hard
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
The average PC owner does not own a PC to run the system, as they've said. They don't see a point in building the engine in to the PC when it won't be useable by a large portion of their fanbase. And Tony, no idea why you're bringing in DRM when it's an engine specific thing.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Near enough every PC owner that is serious about PC Gaming has built a PC to rival a Nuclear Powerplant (Tiny exaggeration)
ASC's avatar
ASC 3 years ago
minor correction: according to quote pc spec based off "average PC spec boasted by a FIFA PC customer" - not average PC
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LFC Bywater 3 years ago
Think everybody would get it on a console rather than a PC anyway. Can't imagine trying to play Fifa not on a controller.
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ZeroRate 3 years ago
You can use a controller on pc.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
DRM was mentioned in response to comments about "people playing the game more so on console than PC". If the consoles have DRM then there is not much point in spending money on consoles, when PC games are cheaper, and they can now be connected to big screen TVs via HDMI, and they are getting FULL controller support and with the Xbox 360 controller for WIndows, it is just like playing on a Xbox 360 but with better graphics. But what makes Xbox 360 the better choice is the lack of DRM. Now consoles with DRM, I do not see the point in consoles any more, it is just another box in the room taking up space, when the PC will always be there for more reasons than just playing games. Consoles with DRM when playing FIFA = PC > consoles (which goes for PS4 and Xbox ONE), consoles without DRM, then consoles > PC (which applies to all consoles before PS4 and Xbox ONE, except maybe Xbox 360 and FIFA 13)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
What makes consoles relevant is one thing and one thing alone. Consoles are Convenient
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I personally don't want to negate the use of my laptop at the same time as my PS3 by having to plug it in to the TV to play games. I'm not going to buy a laptop solely for playing games on, and the consoles are run better wtih bigger communitys int he games I play. Also exclusives on consoles are better.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
Consoles WERE convenient, but not any more (except the Wii U) If you already have the console then fair enough but if you do not then why go spend £350-£430 on a new console plus £50 for the game when can just get the game for £25 or less and play it on your laptop/PC? Consoles are becoming pointless. Whatever this ignite feature will be, I doubt it will be as awesome as the PS1 having 2 multi-taps, and 8 people playing - that was just sheer awesomeness!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Elitist
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Why is the Wii conveniant but the others aren't?
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superniceguy 3 years ago
Wii is more about playing with others in the same room, that is what the ii of Wii resembles - real people (the line of the i is the persons body and the dot is the head), whereas the others are about playing on online with others. Split screen gaming seems to be getting rarer and rarer. Even EA has admitted that FIFA 14 will not be as good if you do not play online. The Xbox ONE will require constant connection, and the PS4s online services are no longer free.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
The Wii U does not have DRM, is not "always on", and you can easily take your Wii U games to a friends house.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
f you want to think that way that's your choice
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Of course FIFA won't be as good if you don't play online. FIFA updates squads automatically, gives you new match days, gives you new scnearios etc that you don't get unless online. Your Wii U points also stand for the Playstation 4.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
I think a lot of people will think that way. Smart phones and tablets (which are just mini PCs) will be the devices that will become more convenient. Most people have phones that can play FIFA 13 and just a matter of whipping it and playing multiplayer - either in the same room or over the world. There is an ad with Kevin Bacon wandering along and then gets a message from a friend to play a racing game with him. Disney are focussing more on that market and even EA thinks that that side of market will be the fastest growing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22801311 "Despite his enthusiasm for Sony and Microsoft's new machines, Mr Gibeau says that he believes sales of smartphone and tablet games will be the fastest growing segment of the industry for the foreseeable future." The only chance that consoles will have is if they drop all this nonsense about constantly being online and DRM
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
I have the HTC One, the best phone there is, and no way will it be able to play FIFA 13. 'fastest growing' means nothing these days. It's pretty solid for Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo to be fastest growing considering they're already grown into magnificent beasts. It's why alot of these new mobile/tv companys say they are teh 'fastest growing' when if Sky get 1,000 new customers, this new company gets 20, it's grown 2000% compared to skys 0.5%. And Sony aren't constant online or DRM.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
The PS4 does have DRM just not on Sony made games. FIFA is by EA so it will have DRM on PS4 too. It is the reason why EA dropped the online passes as DRM takes its place
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
You're speculating just now. But say it is EA who put the DRM on the game, then why would mobile, Wii and PC not have FIFA based DRM?
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Whitey 3 years ago
It prob will, although even though EA are greedy I can't see them doing it as it would only make them look bad.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I will give EA props if they figure out how to enforce DRM on a Offline console
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Whitey 3 years ago
It's not exactly hard, all they have to do is make it so the game will only work when connected online, the console itself doesn't have it so you can still play Sony games but if they want to make their game require online they can.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Infact they already did this on PC, if my net goes down i can still load up and play let's say Portal 2, but EA made SimCity only work if you were connected so if you wasn't online you couldn't play it even though it's single player.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I mean besides that, plus they don't have the balls to do anything like that
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Whitey 3 years ago
Yeah that's why I said I can't see them doing anything like that on consoles, and they will prob allow their games to be traded especially now Sony and Microsoft have said their first party games can be traded in so imagine how much more hate EA would get if they came out and said you can't buy our games used for any console, so I think all games will be able to be played used on both consoles.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
Sony have not given any clear direction on used games on PS4, unlike MS. Sony say they support used games, but so does MS - you can still trade in games at participating retailers ,and then people come in and buy those used games. All other snippets from Sony have just been vague and basically PR spin. IS there anything mentioned by Sony that ALL games from Sony and other publishers will not have DRM? Wii U does not have the system in place for DRM, whereas MS has blatantly said they have and Sony have acquired a patent for it - so even if it is not there at launch, they can add it later unlike Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii / Wii U etc. PCs do have DRM but it is more viable than console, and games are much cheaper. Consoles should not have it at all, as it kills retro. You do not need to be online to have DRM, the game supplies an activation code, and the code has to be valid, I have some PC games that do not need to be online to use.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
EA are no stranger to hate
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Whitey 3 years ago
Sony just play with words though and people fall for it, like at the conference they didn't actually say oh by the way you need plus to play online, and then people were thinking you still get free online, it's the same with "we support used games" which basically means we support them if the publishers choose to let you, which is the same with Xbox it's up to publishers. Microsoft and Sony are both careful with how they say things, it's how sales and PR works.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Wrong and kinda wrong. 1st: Jack didn't say you need PS+ to play Online but you could clearly see it say that on the screen behind him. 2nd: The way I understand it, is that when you trade in a "One" game it gets registered with Microsoft so they can remove that game from your account and when the game gets sold on Microsoft gets a cut, then the publishers can choose to add a price on top of that. Sony are only doing the second part.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
Sony have not said much in detail on the matter, but they have said that the patent allows the game to be tied to your PSN account, and if PS4 games do have DRM then so far it will be like PC games where you can not trade in the games or even share with friends, but if they say they are supporting used games then it seems to be a similar system to MS. IF the game has DRM, then you would need to register it online, but MS "always online" part is not just for registering your game, but to be online once per 24 hours, even if you play only the same one game each day for months - this is not necessary for PS4 (from what Sony have been saying). If the game does not have DRM then you do not need to go online at all.
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Whitey 3 years ago
But if you didn't watch the conference you wouldn't know that, and Microsoft do not get a cut when you sell your one games at all.
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JoeToots 3 years ago
I'm just going to butt in with this found on the official playstation channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA
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Whitey 3 years ago
Shame it's not as quick as sharing on Xbox one though, PS4 sharing = have to live near friend, have to go out to friends house to give them the game, can't play while they have it and disc could come back scratched.. Xbox one sharing = need friends on Xbox LIVE, don't matter how far away they are from you, can give them the game instantly, you can play it at the same time they playing it and they can't break it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Bit late to the show Tootell
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Sony>Nintendo>A brick>Microsoft
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
When you put it like that
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Whitey 3 years ago
Yeah I agree Sony>Microsoft but Xbox>Playstation
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JoeToots 3 years ago
Whitey i thonk you're really trying hard to justify to your self that the xbox ones DRM is a good thing.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Not saying it's a good thing, it doesn't bother me at all
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm I the only one thinks it would have been better if Microsoft just went all digital with the Xbox One and put backward comparability in
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DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
It would have been better if they could keep their prices at £39.99ish, and just went that way. But there would be just as massive an outcry.

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