FIFA 14 Release Date Revealed, Launching On PS3, Xbox 360, And PC
Electronic Arts says that FIFA 14 will launch across North America on Sept. 24, 2013 and three days later in Europe on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The publisher, earlier this week, had announced that the popular soccer video game will be released on the next-generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console.
The newest installment of the FIFA franchise will utilise EA's new-generation Ignite engine that promises far more realism and better AI. Those who pre-order FIFA 14 in North America will receive 24 FIFA Ultimate Team Packs, one per week for 24 weeks. This can be used to build and strengthen squad in Ultimate Team.
"Fans who pre-order FIFA 14 will receive FIFA Ultimate Team gold packs to help build their ultimate team. Each gold pack is a mix of 12 items, including players, contracts, stadiums, managers, staff, fitness, healing, balls, kits, and badges. Gold packs consist mostly of players rated 75+ in-game, and include one rare item, such as enhanced player attributes, longer contracts, and the most coveted players," the publisher says in a release.
EA had made it clear that FIFA 14 won't be released on Nintendo's Wii U. It is also revealed that the new Ignite engine does not power the game on Windows PC. Although the game has been announced to be coming to the next-generation console, the company is yet to give a more specific release date, but just said it should happen "within the next 12 months."