EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Announced

FIFA World Cup 2014

EA absolutely loves World Cup year. Every four years it gives them the ability to release two FIFA games in the same year. As you know, these games develop absolutely huge amounts of profits. I am sure their shareholders will be eating steak multiple times this year! Now, as expected, EA have announced the World Cup edition of their FIFA franchise. There are a couple of surprises in store though.

Firstly, at the moment it seems that the game will only be launched on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There actually seems to be no indication that it will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This could change. However, the EA PR department is pretty good and I seriously doubt they would put out information not announcing the game for consoles if they truly were not going to announce them in the future (what a shame)

As you can probably guess from this incarnation of the game, we are going to get a couple of improvements. Not too many though. EA does not like to spend money. There are just enough extra features to tease us until later on in the year though when FIFA 2015 is announced.

At the moment, the announced extra features include more control over a variety of aspects of your game. For example, there will be a couple of new dribbles and flicks added into the game. You can also expect some rather nifty new animations too. By all accounts, EA Sports have teamed up with Adidas. This is because they wanted to emulate real ball physics in game. I seriously doubt we will be kissing goodbye to those crazier and gravity and physic defying goals any time soon though.

Apart from these features, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is going to be fairly bare bones. All 203 national teams are represented in the game. Full qualification and world cup campaigns are available. This should give you a good couple of hours. A rather nifty feature is that you can have up to 32 offline players competing against each other (obviously not at the same time). Would rather not sit through one of these games though. It would take absolutely ages!

In addition to this, you also have an online mode where you will be able to compete. There is also a nice little return to the popular ‘Captain Your Country’ feature, which as the name suggests, will have you playing as the captain of your country.

Over 50 hours of audio will be provided by ESPN Football Broadcasters to help get you into the mood for the actual world cup.

You will be able to pick up 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil from April 15th on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The price is yet to be determined. This is EA we are talking about though. Expect their barebones game to be just as expensive as a full release, if not slightly less.

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February 12, 2014 - 3:00 pm

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