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There was certainly a lot of hype around FIFA Soccer 14 and what the Ignite Engine Could mean for the PC version of the game. Unfortunately for PC footballers, the Ignite Engine is completely meaningless to the game's PC version this year per a Tweet from Rob Hudson, community manager for FIFA:

"Clarification for the PC related questions earlier - EA SPORTS IGNITE will power FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PS4, not PC."

While the door is obviously left wide-open for next year's FIFA to get the Ignite Engine, it looks like PC Gamers will have to wait at least a year before they get the latest and greatest from EA Sports.

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# 1 Yeats @ 05/22/13 10:49 AM
I've said this elsewhere: Wasn't that obvious weeks ago? The game is released in September, and next-gen systems won't be on the market until the Christmas season. 1+1=2. People who expected the PC game to be next-gen are obviously horrible at math.
 
# 2 Moses Shuttlesworth @ 05/25/13 11:40 PM
Extremely disappointed by this. I would rather they release the game a couple months later...
 
# 3 Forestman @ 05/26/13 06:48 PM
EA sure knows how to make PC gamers upset. SimCity and now this. When will they show some love?
 
# 4 Yeats @ 05/26/13 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Forestman
EA sure knows how to make PC gamers upset. SimCity and now this. When will they show some love?
The PC version accounts for less than 1% of FIFA sales. We're lucky EA is still releasing a PC version at this point.
 
# 5 fearwhatnow @ 05/27/13 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Yeats
The PC version accounts for less than 1% of FIFA sales. We're lucky EA is still releasing a PC version at this point.
PES 2013 sold 1.36m on consoles and 0.04m on pc (May 11th 2013 global sales summary). So, KONAMI should stop releasing the game on pc... Oh wait!We're lucky we still have companies releasing games on pc.
 
# 6 ubernoob @ 05/27/13 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by fearwhatnow
PES 2013 sold 1.36m on consoles and 0.04m on pc (May 11th 2013 global sales summary). So, KONAMI should stop releasing the game on pc... Oh wait!We're lucky we still have companies releasing games on pc.
PC sales charts don't take digital downloads (steam, origin, etc.) into account.
 
# 7 fearwhatnow @ 05/27/13 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ubernoob
PC sales charts don't take digital downloads (steam, origin, etc.) into account.
PES 2013 became available on Steam 19/03/2013 and there was no other digital download version (maybe I'm mistaken and there was one at Gamersgate). Still the difference between console and pc sales is huge for PES 2013.
 
# 8 Yeats @ 05/27/13 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by fearwhatnow
PES 2013 sold 1.36m on consoles and 0.04m on pc (May 11th 2013 global sales summary). So, KONAMI should stop releasing the game on pc... Oh wait!We're lucky we still have companies releasing games on pc.
Exactly my point, look at those numbers. The discrepancy between console sales and PC sales for both companies is enormous. So yes, we should consider ourselves lucky both companies still release these games on the PC. People here and on other sites are concerned it may take 3-4 years for FIFA PC to get the Ignite engine. But based on sales numbers and EA's history of discontinuing PC sports titles (Madden, Tiger Woods, NHL), I'd say there's a better chance EA will simply discontinue the PC version altogether in three years time when they stop making PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.
 
# 9 Yeats @ 05/27/13 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ubernoob
PC sales charts don't take digital downloads (steam, origin, etc.) into account.
Where are you getting your info, do you mind providing a link? Here are the actual sales figures: http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=fifa+13

FIFA 13 sold 12 1/2 million units worldwide. PC sales accounted for 290,000 of that total. Regardless, and if what you say is correct, you're talking a fraction of a percentage in additional PC sales. You can see where things are headed with Xbox One. All-in-one style entertainment systems will be replacing the home PC over the next decade. And game developers will be plenty happy to jump onboard the console gravy train and ditch the PC platform. People being hooked up to the internet 24/7 means more opportunity for developers to peddle their DLC and so forth. That's been happening slowly over the last few years of course. But Xbox One represents the floodgates bursting wide opening for mass-commercialized console/online gaming and entertainment.

I played PC sports games going back to Hardball in the early 90s. PC sports gaming has been dying for two decades and, from what I see, this next generation of entertainment systems quite probably represents the final nail in the coffin.
 
# 10 ubernoob @ 05/27/13 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeats
Where are you getting your info, do you mind providing a link? Here are the actual sales figures: http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=fifa+13

FIFA 13 sold 12 1/2 million units worldwide. PC sales accounted for 290,000 of that total. Regardless, and if what you say is correct, you're talking a fraction of a percentage in additional PC sales. You can see where things are headed with Xbox One. All-in-one style entertainment systems will be replacing the home PC over the next decade. And game developers will be plenty happy to jump onboard the console gravy train and ditch the PC platform. People being hooked up to the internet 24/7 means more opportunity for developers to peddle their DLC and so forth. That's been happening slowly over the last few years of course. But Xbox One represents the floodgates bursting wide opening for mass-commercialized console/online gaming and entertainment.

I played PC sports games going back to Hardball in the early 90s. PC sports gaming has been dying for two decades and, from what I see, this next generation of entertainment systems quite probably represents the final nail in the coffin.
http://www.upcomingtechnology.org/pc...justification/

PC gaming "has been dying" for two generations, yet sales are stronger than ever. As a PC gamer, I know the whole sky is falling song and dance you ate performing well.

You talk about being hooked up top the internet 24/7... PCs aren't? Where do you think "DLC" originated? Oh, you mean they are just digitally released expansion packs? Hmm...

It's a widely known fact that digital sales haven't ever been tracked (they just get reported to devs and pubs). The best vgchartz can rely on are surveys.
 
# 11 Yeats @ 05/27/13 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ubernoob
PC gaming "has been dying" for two generations, yet sales are stronger than ever. As a PC gamer, I know the whole sky is falling song and dance you ate performing well.
I said PC sports gaming. No more PC baseball games when there used to be several (another one bit the dust this year). No more PC golf games when there used to be several (talking about games you can customize on your pc, not the commercialized online-only games). No more PC football games when there used to be 2-3. No more PC hockey, hasn't been a game for years.

Used to be dozens of PC sports games, now there's only two left. That's not dying you're right; that's pretty much dead as a doornail.

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Originally Posted by ubernoob
It's a widely known fact that digital sales haven't ever been tracked (they just get reported to devs and pubs).
It's chatboard rumour and gossip unless you provide a link as I did, sorry. Regardless and as I said, with console sports games outselling their PC counterparts by more than 100 to 1, it's only a matter of time before EA pulls the plug on FIFA PC. And if that wasn't the case, they would still be developing Madden for the PC.
 
# 12 ubernoob @ 05/27/13 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeats

It's chatboard rumour and gossip unless you provide a link as I did, sorry. And as I said, with console sports games outselling their PC counterparts by more than 100 to 1, it's only a matter of time before EA pulls the plug on FIFA PC. And if that wasn't the case, they would still be developing Madden for the PC.
http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2008/06/...z_does_and.php

I didn't know we were specifically talking about sports games. I don't play much of those, sorry.
 
# 13 Yeats @ 05/27/13 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ubernoob
I didn't know we were specifically talking about sports games. I don't play much of those, sorry.
When I wrote "PC sports gaming has been dying for two decades" I was referring to sports gaming. Should have made that clearer, sorry.

Yeah, I don't know anything about other types of games, but FPS and RPG games seem to be thriving somewhat on the PC, you're correct.
 
# 14 ubernoob @ 05/27/13 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeats
When I wrote "PC sports gaming has been dying for two decades" I was referring to sports gaming. Should have made that clearer, sorry.

Yeah, I don't know anything about other types of games, but FPS and RPG games seem to be thriving somewhat on the PC, you're correct.
I read it on tapatalk as just "gaming has been dying for two decades. That's my bad :P

Pretty much every genre but sports (and JRPG) thrives on PC. Even then, text sims thrive on PC with Football Manager and OOTP doing well enough for themselves.
 
# 15 Yeats @ 05/27/13 01:42 PM
Just noticed the console vs PC sales discrepancy isn't as one-sided as I said. Should have paid attention in math class!
 
# 16 Yeats @ 05/30/13 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Gonira
tbh, i'm happy that fifa14 will be just the same old thing so i can just keep playing 13. i hate having to always reset my career and start to dial in sliders all over again, but i wouldn't be able to keep myself from the new game if it had a new engine :/
Exactly the way I feel as well. I have zero intention of forking over another 40 bucks for FIFA 13.5. I'll instead be keeping an eye on the PES 2014 reviews.
 
# 17 NHLandPESFan @ 05/30/13 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeats
I said PC sports gaming. No more PC baseball games when there used to be several (another one bit the dust this year). No more PC golf games when there used to be several (talking about games you can customize on your pc, not the commercialized online-only games). No more PC football games when there used to be 2-3. No more PC hockey, hasn't been a game for years.

Used to be dozens of PC sports games, now there's only two left. That's not dying you're right; that's pretty much dead as a doornail.
I think you might be confusing cause and effect here. There used to be a lot more choice in all sports games but EA has almost completely taken over sports gaming in the last few years. To my knowledge, we now have the following very limited choices for sports gaming:

NHL - EA only, used to have 2k and Radical's Powerplay series in the past
NFL - EA's Madden, used to have Front Page Sports Football and 2k
MLB - 2K/Sony, I miss High Heat baseball from the past.
NBA - 2k/EA coming soon, the same as it has been for quite a while
Soccer - EA/PES, used to have a lot of different soccer series

It is worth noting that all of these are available on PC except EA's NHL/NFL games in which they have a monopoly on the sport and of course Sony's The Show series which they want to keep console exclusive. On PC, people can make mods and extend their game experience for years, look at what people have done with NHL on PC and what they are now doing with FIFA 13 on PC. EA hates this and I think that is why they stopped making games on PC where they can get away with it and people have no option. They make all games on PC in categories where they actually have to compete with others.
 
# 18 Yeats @ 05/31/13 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by NHLandPESFan
I think you might be confusing cause and effect here.

It is worth noting that all of these are available on PC except EA's NHL/NFL games.
The only sports games still produced from that list you gave are the two soccer games as I noted plus NBA 2K. Three sports games still available on the PC, that's it. And EA scrapped their PC golf, football and hockey games, even though football is their only license-exclusive title, so cause and effect isn't the reason. More sports games aren't being produced for the PC because they're not popular enough on that platform and therefore aren't profitable.
 

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