EA Sports announces FIFA 14, saying the new version of the sports simulation will enable players "to experience the emotion of scoring great goals" when it is released for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this autumn.
Finishing has been transformed with Pure Shot 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. 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, just like real players.
Fans will be able to create rewarding build up to opportunities and
have the tools to dictate the tempo of a match through four new
features. Protect The Ball 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
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 to innovations to gameplay, FIFA 14 is
introducing a game-changing new way to play Career Mode. The Global
Scouting Network brings the world of professional scouting to life.
Players now develop and refine a scouting network and search for talent
year-round. Scouts can evaluate players all over the world to uncover
the attributes and traits of every player in the game, in preparation
for the transfer windows. Plus, a new hub delivers easy navigation,
fewer interruptions and live scouting reports.
FIFA 14 will deliver engaging online** features and live
services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each
other—through EA SPORTS Football Club, making FIFA 14 soccer's
social network, where fans connect, compete and share with millions of
others around the world. The game will also feature:
Changes to the wildly popular FIFA
A new online Mode that will encourage
Multiple new features and benefits to EA
SPORTS Football Club, the live service that is the heartbeat of FIFA
Complete authenticity with more than 500
officially licensed clubs.