After showing off some brand new gameplay footage at the Xbox One event earlier this week, EA Sports has confirmed that FIFA 14 will launch in North America on September 24th and around the world on September 27th.
The latest title in the long-standing footy franchise will launch on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, but not Wii U, because as we know, EA has snubbed the console as it will not run its new Ignite game engine.
FIFA 14 will also be coming to next-gen consoles the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, although with both yet to have official release dates, EA has shied away from saying when these versions will be out. Both consoles should be coming out in time for Christmas 2013 though, so we’re expecting FIFA 14 to be a launch title for both.
Pre-orders are now popping up at various retailers around the world, with the likes of GAME and ShopTo already offering deals here in the UK. ShopTo has priced the game at £34.95 and is throwing in 4 Ultimate Team Gold Packs. Pre-orders will come with 24 Ultimate Team Packs as standard, too, so you can build your own team with kits, stickers, players, stadiums and more before taking on the world online.
FIFA 14 features a number of improvements and new features that are said to make the game even more realistic and random – EA doesn’t want it getting stale on you half-way through next season. Pure Shot aims to give a much more realistic ball movement and offers many more different types of shot based on the player’s positioning and balance, which is an area also improved by something EA is calling ‘Real Ball Physics’.
Now that that most football league seasons are drawing to a close football fans will need something to quench their football thirst, so here’s a snippet of the latest FIFA 14 gameplay from the Xbox One launch.