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The next-generation of FIFA 14 debuted today during EA's E3 press conference with a great amount of fanfare. Lots of details were announced for the game, from hundreds of new skill animations to dynamic and living stadiums as part of the EA Sports Ignite Engine. FIFA 14 will be playable at E3 on next-gen consoles and we plan to have hands on time with it this week.

If you can't view the trailer above, check it out on YouTube.

Description
Fuelled by EA SPORTS IGNITE, FIFA 14 will feel alive with players who think, move, and behave like world-class players, and dynamic living stadiums. Players have four times the decision making ability and feel alive with human-like reactions, anticipation, and instincts. With 10 times more animation depth and detail than previous consoles, FIFA 14 delivers the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the world’s best athletes. Players are agile and athletic as they plant, pivot and cut, and explode out of each step. The increased fidelity has a game-changing effect on gameplay. Plus, for the first time ever, fans will feel the electricity of a living stadium as the emotions of new 3D crowds rise and fall around the stories on the pitch. Craft your FIFA Ultimate Team with a mix of legendary players—including Pelé—competing alongside today’s stars.

Key Features

EA SPORTS IGNITE - Ignite blends new technology with the best rendering, run-time physics, animation, intelligence, locomotion, and online systems from across EA into one powerful, new engine. Athletes possess human-like intelligence for advanced decision-making, players have true athletic motion, and living worlds make the game experience as rich and dynamic as real-world stadiums.

Pro Instincts - Players will make intelligent decisions with human-like reaction times, moving instinctively around the pitch like world class footballers. Players will anticipate moves to seal off opponents and intercept passes, skip over tackles and out-stretched legs to avoid collisions, and slow opponents by hooking or holding an arm.

Precision Movement - With 10 times more animation depth and detail, EA SPORTS IGNITE delivers the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the world’s best athletes. Every step counts as players now plant, pivot and cut, change direction and shift their momentum with the agility and explosiveness of elite athletes. Player acceleration and deceleration is more realistic with a game-changing effect on gameplay. Players feel more grounded, agile and explosive, and manage their momentum with distinct foot plants and push-offs.

Elite Technique - Harnessing the power and memory of the new consoles, FIFA 14 delivers hundreds of never-before-seen new skills and behaviors. Players have an arsenal of new shot types such as side volleys, defections, power chips and first time screamers, and new passes such as touch, over-head, slice and lobs. New behaviors include trapping the ball in stride at pace, panic turns when defenders are beaten, off-balance shots, missed shot reactions, and more.

Living Worlds - Feel the electricity of a living stadium, and experience the majesty of the world’s greatest football theatres. From dramatic broadcast-inspired stadium flyovers to emotional pre-match ceremonies, fans will see and feel the match like never before. The world inside the stadium feels alive with stunning 3D crowds and dynamic sidelines that impact the experience.

Match Flow - Match Flow will revolutionize the FIFA experience, delivering dynamic and continuous gameplay. Players will interact with side-line characters such as ball boys, so they can get the ball back into play as the clock winds down and the pressure mounts. Plus, fans will witness the build-up and player positioning prior to corners or free kicks.

In-Game Director - Stay connected to the action with 121 different broadcast cameras outside the stadium and inside positioned around the pitch, each following star players and headline makers. Experience stunning new replay angles, compelling storylines, and all the emotion that unfolds within a match…so matches look and feel alive.

In-Air Play - For the first time ever, multiple players can contest a ball in the air simultaneously. Timing, decision-making and the right touch are crucial as players utilize different types of headers– power, finesse, glancing, downward— to find the back of the net.

Pure Shot - 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 satisfying and goals are rewarding. As well as quality strikes, players can now shoot while off balance or rushed.

Real Ball Physics - Strike the ball with more force and finesse. Realistic ball physics now determines the trajectories of balls in game, enabling players to strike the ball with force from distance, drill low rising shots with accuracy, and blast dipping or swerving shots.

Protect The Ball - Dominate midfield and dictate the tempo. Fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed. Protect the ball from opponents to control play through midfield and dictate the pace of the match. Plus, out-muscle opponents for position before receiving the ball, then turn defenders to carve out opportunities.

FIFA Ultimate Team - Create your own unique squad to play your style of soccer. Ultimate customization is possible with all-new Chemistry Styles that make every player and every team unique. Chemistry influences a team’s performance so building ideal chemistry within a squad enables a team to perform at its best. Each Chemistry Style has a unique effect on the way a player performs by enhancing different player attributes. Different styles can be applied at every position. Plus, test your talents in the popular Seasons mode—now expanded to 10 divisions— or in online single games and tournaments.

FUT Legends - Craft your ultimate dream team with a mix of legendary players—including Pelé—competing alongside today’s stars. Each Legend will have unique attributes that will showcase the skills and flair that made them legendary at the height of their careers, and will be randomly included in Gold Packs or available through the Transfer Market beginning with the launch of the Xbox One.

Co-op Seasons Mode - Play with a friend online against two other online friends anywhere in the world in 2v2 ranked online play, trying to climb up to Division One, win a League Title and achieve greatness together.

Match Day Online - Match Day has been expanded to Seasons and Co-op seasons, completely connecting fans playing online to the football season for the world’s top leagues, with injuries, suspensions, and player form changing throughout the season based on real-world events and performances.

Skill Games - A competitive practice mode to learn or master the fundamental skills necessary to compete at FIFA 14. Become a better player, faster, no matter what your skill level, competing against yourself or friends in all-new mini-games.

Career Mode - Search for talent year-round with the new Global Transfer Network that brings the world of professional scouting to life. Develop and refine your own scouting network. Evaluate players to uncover the ones who could bolster your squad during the transfer windows. A new hub delivers easy navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports.

Complete Authenticity - 33 officially licensed leagues, more than 600 clubs and 16,000 players.

Connected Experiences - Bring your FIFA 14 experiences^ from Xbox 360® to Xbox One. Ultimate Team roster, progress, in-game items and in-game currency (coins) are all accessible from either console. EA SPORTS Football Club level and XP, Seasons progress, including trophy case and leaderboards, Virtual Pro and accomplishments, and selected Career Mode rewards will also travel to the new consoles.

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Member Comments
# 1 TheLetterZ @ 06/10/13 04:10 PM
It looks good visually. They didn't really say anything meaningful about the gameplay.

"Players are smarter and faster."

Gee, thanks for that!
 
# 2 Yeats @ 06/10/13 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by TheLetterZ
It looks good visually.
Which part? Animations looked nearly as stiff, stilted and canned as current gen. Player model body proportions and even faces looked off. And did you see that first GK save animation? Awful. And both next-gen FIFA and Madden have the same cartooney artwork look as current-gen, when both sports games should look photo-realistic at this point.

EDIT: Sorry, I though the clip above was of the trailer slash "gameplay footage" they showed later in the program.
 
# 3 Sparkles @ 06/10/13 04:31 PM
why are the sleeves still stiff?!?!?!?!?!?!
 
# 4 Yeats @ 06/10/13 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Sparkles
why are the sleeves still stiff?!?!?!?!?!?!
Only one new feature per EA next-gen release sorry. If you want sleeves that move, you have to purchase NBA Live.
 
# 5 MattyEdgeworth @ 06/10/13 04:52 PM
It looks alright, not a massive improvement that I can see. We'll see what happens when we get more gameplay information.
 
# 6 JJT @ 06/10/13 06:07 PM
Ya have to wait and see. All I want is the AI to be better for your team and teams to play different. Also cant wait to see how to new shooting mechanics work to see if scoring actually feels good now.
 
# 7 ERA @ 06/10/13 07:23 PM
No graphical improvement in the face of the players, although I saw they added detail to the ball and I noticed cleats look a lot better on next-gen.
 
# 8 rckabillyRaider @ 06/10/13 08:55 PM
wow. Unimpressive. I sure hope the Gameplay features and physics and career mode features are actually "next gen" and worth a purchase because graphically it ain't doing it for me.
 
# 9 dubcity @ 06/10/13 10:47 PM
I think you guys are crazy. The graphics look amazing. That overhead shot from outside the stadium in particular is stunning. And it's pre-Alpha, so it's going to get much better.
 
# 10 Zangash @ 06/11/13 01:00 PM
It seems like no matter what EA does it will be met with a mass of negativity, justified or not.

I, for one, think the graphics look a lot better, and what "Little" they are adding is worth a week or two of less McDonald's to buy.

Even though we all know you're all getting it.
 
# 11 rckabillyRaider @ 06/11/13 10:45 PM
Madden 06 on xbox 360. That's what concerns me.....
 
# 12 MattyEdgeworth @ 06/12/13 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rckabillyRaider
Madden 06 on xbox 360. That's what concerns me.....
Why? That was clearly CGI, as was the NBA Liv trailer and the UFC one. You can clearly see that this is gameplay.
 
# 13 rckabillyRaider @ 06/12/13 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by MattyEdgeworth
Why? That was clearly CGI, as was the NBA Liv trailer and the UFC one. You can clearly see that this is gameplay.
madden 05 was arguably the best madden ever and when 06 came out on 360, it was a huge disappointment. Stripped down and the gameplay was a lot different. I hope they don't do that to fifa cuz it's been my go to game the last several years.
 
# 14 TheGMan77 @ 06/12/13 11:45 AM
Found this screenshot of next-gen FIFA at E3. FWIW.

http://fifasoccerblog.com/blog/e3-20...nt-updating-2/

They also have some current-gen videos. I have no affiliation with this site, just found it via Google because so little has come to light this week.

 
# 15 MattyEdgeworth @ 06/12/13 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by rckabillyRaider
madden 05 was arguably the best madden ever and when 06 came out on 360, it was a huge disappointment. Stripped down and the gameplay was a lot different. I hope they don't do that to fifa cuz it's been my go to game the last several years.
Ah right, Sorry I thought you were talking about that trailer.
 
# 16 infemous @ 06/13/13 04:35 PM
I don't think the graphics are an issue.

Personally, I don't mind FIFA's cartoony graphics, so long as they can implement things like moving hair and have actual visible shirt tugs. I'd also like to see the inclusion of real injury physics like I'm assuming UFC will have, where a collision of boot to head will equal pain and possibly blood.
I doubt FIFA (the org) will want this in a representation of their sport, but it'd be great for immersion.

I have stated this before but will do so again anyway, but I just want to see players' preferred foot actually mattering, both for the CPU and for Human players.

If I'm Arjen Robben I need to instinctively move the ball onto my left foot because my right foot will be redundant. Anything I do with my right foot should cost me, although being so one footed should also cost me when it comes turning it back onto my left to line up a shot. At the moment I can happily move onto Robben's right foot and do some damage.

Its such a small thing but I remember on PS2 with PES how crucial it was to play to your player's strengths and abilities, especially with their foot.

I'd also like to see a greater disparity in play styles, with each one having its own benefits. I know Barcelona 'play the best football' and possession football is all the rage but I'd love to counter that with some real route one, tough as nails, men behind the ball, 'park the bus in front of goal' football.

In terms of Career Mode, I am expecting on next gen the inclusion of an online based career mode that I can play with friends, just like Madden's CFM.

FIFA is so good at most things but there are some core things that need addressing, especially individuality and diversity of gameplay.

I'd also like to see the removal of generic boots. Can't stand seeing any player not wearing licensed boots, even if they're inaccurate, just give them something standard.
 
# 17 Yeats @ 06/13/13 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by infemous
I have stated this before but will do so again anyway, but I just want to see players' preferred foot actually mattering, both for the CPU and for Human players.

If I'm Arjen Robben I need to instinctively move the ball onto my left foot because my right foot will be redundant. Anything I do with my right foot should cost me, although being so one footed should also cost me when it comes turning it back onto my left to line up a shot.
I play as a FW in FIFA 13 with a very poor (1 star) left foot shot, and I can't hit the broad side of a barn with my left. I always have to shift to my right foot if I want any chance of scoring. So I don't understand what you're speaking about here.
 
# 18 infemous @ 06/13/13 06:20 PM
http://uk.ign.com/videos/2013/06/13/...n-live-e3-2013

Here is some next gen gameplay footage.

I didn't know Iniesta was left footed...
 
# 19 infemous @ 06/13/13 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeats
I play as a FW in FIFA 13 with a very poor (1 star) left foot shot, and I can't hit the broad side of a barn with my left. I always have to shift to my right foot if I want any chance of scoring. So I don't understand what you're speaking about here.
Its more about players' ability to control the ball. You never see a player's tendency to move the ball onto their right foot to attempt to pass.

Many times I can be in control of the ball and turn direction, making my player kick it with his left inaccurately when a slight body adjustment would open up the right foot shot/pass.

I remember being able to do this in PES on PS2 but for some reason on FIFA I can't rely on my player knowing to use his stronger foot.

Likewise with CPU players they often have no kind of idea which foot to use.

The video I posted above of the IGN Next Gen gameplay footage shows Iniesta using the outside of his boot to pass, which is cool and everything, but he could also very easily have knocked it with his right foot, which I think he'd be more inclined to do in real life.

Here is a quick little video that shows just how heavily Iniesta favours his right foot. Its a very common element of football that EA ignores.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d_iGYLGs2A

On an unrelated note I hope they fix penalty animations and the crossing animation where they swing their legs so wildly... I am not the best football player but I only kick the ball like that if I'm joking.
 
# 20 rckabillyRaider @ 06/14/13 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by infemous
http://uk.ign.com/videos/2013/06/13/...n-live-e3-2013

Here is some next gen gameplay footage.

I didn't know Iniesta was left footed...
Now that looks pretty good. My hopes are back up
 

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