FIFA 14 News

EA Sports announces FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup

UPDATE 30/05 18:30 BST: FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup should now be live on all formats, according to EA Sports.

UPDATE 30/05 10:40 BST: FIFA community manager Rob Hodson has just tweeted to say that updates for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 are now live, enabling the offline version of World Cup Kick-Off mode.

However, there's still no word on when the online side - including the Ultimate Team World Cup mode - will be available. "As per the announcement there will be news by 7pm at the latest."

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Final Team of the Season squad available in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

UPDATE: EA Sports' own top XI available until the weekend.

UPDATE 29/05 12:15 BST: FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup may have been delayed, but you can always console yourself by trying to pack the final Team of the Season, which was released last night and is available in packs until this Friday at 6pm BST.

FIFA Team of the Year players in Ultimate Team packs now

Goalkeeper and defenders now, midfield and forwards to follow.

In addition to crowning Cristiano Ronaldo its world player of the year last night, football's governing body FIFA also named its Team of the Year, prompting EA Sports to update FIFA Ultimate Team with special one-off in-form versions of each of the players selected.

PlayStation 4 PSN game prices will be adjusted ahead of EU launch

PlayStation 4 PSN game prices will be adjusted ahead of EU launch

UPDATE: EA, Ubisoft PS4 games now cost the same as on Xbox One.

UPDATE: The market has spoken: EA and Ubisoft's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games now cost the same across both consoles' digital stores.

This morning Eurogamer exclusively brought you the news that Sony had negotiated a price reduction for FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed 4 after it emerged the PlayStation Store versions of these games were £8 more expensive than the Xbox One Games Store versions.

Now, this price reduction has kicked in, and there is price parity across both PS4 and Xbox One - just in time for the PS4's UK launch tomorrow at midnight.

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Xbox One outsells Xbox 360 two-to-one in UK launch

Xbox One outsells Xbox 360 two-to-one in UK launch

UPDATE: Sold around 150,000, report claims.

UPDATE: Xbox One sold around 150,000 in the UK during its launch, according to a report by MCV.

The Xbox 360 sold 70,000 units during its launch eight years ago.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Xbox One outsold the Xbox 360 two-to-one in the UK when you compare both console's launch periods.

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YouTuber KSI dumped by Microsoft after Xbox One launch appearance

YouTuber KSI dumped by Microsoft after Xbox One launch appearance

KSI manager: "Sexism is not something he condones or wants to be associated with."

UPDATE: Olatunji's manager has issued a statement on his client's behalf insisting the YouTuber had changed his ways.

The statement, issued to Eurogamer sister site GamesIndustry International, is reproduced in full below:

Shortly after the 2012 Eurogamer video, KSI pro actively removed it from YouTube and made an apology directly to Eurogamer. He wasn't asked to remove the video in question, but on reviewing the content, he felt it contained potential to offend and thus removed it from his YouTube channel.

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New FIFA 14 patch tackles connectivity and freezing issues

New FIFA 14 patch tackles connectivity and freezing issues

Out now on PC. PS3 and 360 versions due this week.

EA Sports has announced that a new patch for FIFA 14 is live on PC and will follow on PS3 and Xbox 360 later this week.

The new patch is part of a concerted effort to eliminate game freezes that have been infuriating console owners - particularly on Xbox 360 - and also goes after a number of other minor issues.

"On freezing and crashing: our game data shows that previous updates and maintenance periods have helped immensely to improve stability but we will continue to investigate these reports internally and with our partners," the game's community manager wrote on the official forum. "In this update, we have addressed connectivity issues, and instances of freezing and crashing in several game modes."

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EA bullish on PS4 and Xbox One launch sales

EA bullish on PS4 and Xbox One launch sales

"Pricing can come down pretty aggressively over the next few years."

With the next generation of consoles nearly upon us, EA, one of the biggest game publishers in the world, has had its say on what it expects from the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sony has gone on the record to say it will shift five million PlayStation 4 consoles before the financial year's end - 31st March 2014.

Microsoft has yet to gaze into its own crystal ball and predict Xbox One numbers, but in a financial call overnight, EA executives predicted a similar number for the console.

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FIFA 14 patch out on console this week

FIFA 14 patch out on console this week

UPDATE: Out on Xbox 360 now. PS3 soon.

UPDATE: The FIFA 14 update is out now for Xbox 360, EA Sports has announced. It'll be released on PS3 soon.

ORIGINAL STORY: EA Sports will this week release the much anticipated FIFA 14 patch to consoles that should make it harder to score a goal.

Following complaints from players, EA Sports has tweaked key gameplay techniques, including lofted through balls, attacking headers and finesse shots.

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UK chart: FIFA 14 sales down on last year's FIFA 13 by 24%

UK chart: FIFA 14 sales down on last year's FIFA 13 by 24%

Possibly due to GTA5. Possibly due to next-gen transition.

FIFA 14 has entered the UK chart at number one, but launch week sales were down 24 per cent compared to FIFA 13.

Chart-Track suggests this may be down to "all the money spent last week", referencing the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 the week prior. GTA5 is the biggest game of all time based on week one sales.

Chart-Track also suggests FIFA 14 may have suffered as a result of releasing during a console transition, saying, "consumers may be delaying this purchase until PS4/Xbox One versions are available".

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EA investigating overpowered attacking in FIFA 14

Issues day-one patch to improve stability in the meantime.

EA Sports is considering gameplay tweaks to FIFA 14 to address several attacking options that feel overpowered to people playing the demo and early access version of the game.

3DS FIFA 14 has "no updates to gameplay or modes"

Are updated kits and team sheets enough to tempt you out of £40 (eShop) for FIFA 14 on 3DS?

EA seems to think so, because those are the only differences between year's version and last year's FIFA 13.

"FIFA 14 Legacy Edition delivers unmatched authenticity that reflects the current football season with updated kits and rosters but no updates to gameplay or game modes," stated a Nintendo press release sent out this morning.

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Battlefield 4 open beta release date announced

Battlefield 4 open beta release date announced

UPDATE: early access 1st Oct. Everyone else, 4th Oct.

UPDATE: EA has clarified exactly when you'll be able to play the Battlefield 4 open beta.

Anyone can download and play the beta on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 4th October.

However, you can gain early access from 1st October if:

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Xbox One release date announced

Xbox One release date announced

UPDATE: Retailers list loads of different bundles.

UPDATE: Now that the Xbox One release date has been announced retailers like ShopTo and GAME have begun taking pre-orders.

There are several bundle options available. The Day One Edition of Xbox One already comes with a digital copy of FIFA 14, a commemorative controller, wired headset, wireless controller and HDMI cable. Additionally, Shopto has bundles that include Battlefield 4 and £15 of Xbox Live credit for £489.85; a copy of Forza Motorsport 5 and a year subscription of Xbox Live Gold for £499.85; Dead Rising 3 with the same Gold subscription for £519.85; or a second wireless controller with a year-long Gold subscription for £504.85.

Curiously, both Game and Amazon have a listings for an Xbox One Day One Edition that includes Forza Motorsport 5 instead of FIFA 14 for the same standard price of £429.99. My hunch is that this isn't a proper Day One edition, but rather the standard Xbox One with Forza included in lieu of FIFA, but I'm following up with Microsoft to see if this is the case. More on that when I hear back.

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FIFA 14 on Vita is another reskin

"It'll be the same great gameplay," say EA

FIFA is coming to the Vita for the third year in a row with FIFA 14 - and it'll essentially be the same game that accompanied the launch of Sony's handheld.

Xbox One FIFA bundle was not a reaction to E3 criticism

EA's David Rutter also explains how FUT Legends will work.

Microsoft's big Gamescom announcement this year was the news that people who pre-order Xbox One in Europe get FIFA 14 free, but the game's executive producer David Rutter has denied that the bundle was thought up by the platform holder to help ease price concerns after E3.

Full list of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends

The 40 players exclusive to Xbox FUT gold packs.

Earlier today Microsoft and EA Sports announced that people who pre-order Xbox One get FIFA 14 free and that the Xbox versions would also see exclusive "Legends" in Ultimate Team gold packs - famous players of the past whose stats in-game would capture the peak of their form.

FIFA 14 demo release date announced

FIFA 14 demo release date announced

Co-op Seasons mode unveiled.

The FIFA 14 demo releases on PC and Xbox 360 on 10th September worldwide, and on PlayStation 3 on 11th September in Europe and on 10th September in North America, EA Sports has announced.

FIFA developer David Rutter took to the stage at Gamescom today to unveil new mode Co-op Seasons, which works like the established Seasons mode, except you can play with a friend online against two other friends in 2v2 ranked online play, climbing up to division one.

Elsewhere, Match Day has expanded to Seasons and Co-op Seasons, so you're connected to real world football as you play. Expect injuries, suspensions and player form changing throughout the season based on real events.

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Pre-order Xbox One and get FIFA 14 free

Xbox also gets exclusive legendary players in FUT gold packs.

Microsoft and EA Sports have confirmed yesterday's rumour that pre-ordered Xbox Ones in Europe will include a digital copy of FIFA 14 at no extra cost "while stocks last".

Xbox One to launch with FIFA 14 in Europe - rumour

UPDATE: Confirmed!

Original story: Xbox One is rumoured to come bundled with FIFA 14 at no additional cost in Europe.

According to MCV, a couple of "senior games industry sources" said this will be revealed at Gamescom tomorrow. Until then, Microsoft and EA are staying mum.

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Don't expect FIFA 14 Kinect motion controls

Voice commands will be improved though.

Microsoft has improved the accuracy of Kinect for Xbox One, and will bundle the device with the next-generation console, but that doesn't mean we'll see motion control in every game.

FIFA 14 confirmed for PC, PS2, Wii, iOS, Android, everything but Wii U

EA has announced FIFA 14 for every format except Wii U.

There's a version for PC, PS2, Wii, 3DS, PSP, Vita, iOS devices, Android devices, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

EA had maintained it wasn't supporting Wii U because Nintendo's new console couldn't handle Frostbite 2, let alone Frostbite 3. But given the breadth of platforms FIFA 14 will be released on, this argument looks less watertight.

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FIFA 14 release date, pre-order bonuses, Limited, Ultimate and Collector's Edition announced

FIFA 14 launches across Europe on 27th September 2013, EA has announced.

If you pre-order on PC, PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 you'll get gold packs for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.

These are divided up as so: pre-order the Ultimate Edition at Amazon.co.uk and you'll get 24 Ultimate Team gold packs - one per week for 24 weeks. This offer includes instant access to historic kits and new celebrations, Virtual Pro Boosters, and an adidas All-Star Team featuring Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

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Exclusive FIFA 14 Ultimate Team content for Xbox One

Exclusive FIFA 14 Ultimate Team content for Xbox One

EA Sports announces new Ignite engine at Microsoft's bash.

EA Sports announced exclusive FIFA 14 Ultimate Team content for Xbox One moments ago. Exactly what that will be we'll have to wait and find out.

The EA FIFA Twitter account specified that FIFA Ultimate Team will of course be coming to PS4 as well, but there will be exclusive content for Xbox one.

EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson also announced the new Ignite game engine at the event, which can handle 10-times more animation depth and detail, 3D crowds (at long last) and four-times more AI calculations per second.

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EA announces FIFA 14 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

EA has announced FIFA 14 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It launches this autumn.

In its official marketing material EA failed to mention the Wii U, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation 4, but did add that "additional platforms" would be revealed in the months ahead.

New features for this year's game include Pure Shot and a new ball physics system. There's more over at Eurogamer's preview, based on an event held by EA at its Guildford, UK office.

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