Electronic Arts announced that there will be another installment in the popular FIFA series next year. The publishing company detailed a few new details regarding the series.
FIFA 14 will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. One of the new features in FIFA 14 is called called “Pure Shot” and there is a brand-new ball physics system will that will “transform shooting”. EA says that the new ball physics system will make “every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating”.
“FIFA 14 will play the way great 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.”
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.
With “Protect The Ball” players will be able 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” according to EA. Also improved is “Teammate Intelligence” with new decision-making logic that delivers “tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking where defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession”, all of this while “attacking players have new ways to outsmart their opponents by creating space for themselves, running along the backline and checking their pace”.
There have been “major changes to ball control” according to EA. With “new tools” to win at midfield 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.