FIFA 14 Details Announced, Wii U Version Not Included In The Initial Line-Up
Posted by Orla Madden
Maybe we'll get FIFA 13.5 instead
We reported yesterday that EA would be giving us some fresh details on its annual installment in the FIFA series of games, FIFA 14.
Right on schedule, EA has indeed released a plethora of information on new features for the upcoming title, but what's even more interesting is the fact that there's no Wii U listing of the game. Versions for the PC, PS3 and Xbox360 will launch this year in preparation for the 2013/2014 season — however, additional platforms will be announced over the coming months.
For those still interested in FIFA 14's offerings, read on. The latest game in the franchise will see the introduction of the new Pure Shot feature, which allows players to adjust their stride and approach angle to find the best position to take a shot. Players can also shoot while off-balance and perform rushed shots. Real ball physics will determine the course that the ball will take; such as accurate shooting, kicking the ball from a distance, curved shots for impressive goals, and unpredictable goal chances.
Protect The Ball will enable players to fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed, so you can make your way towards the penalty area 'Lionel Messi' style.
An area which has apparently been strengthened is dribbling: Sprint Dribble Turns will allow players to turn in every direction at sprint speed while preserving momentum, while Variable Dribble Touches introduces variety on touches when sprinting.
Career mode has been slightly polished, giving players a brand new experience with the Global Scouting Network. You'll be put into the shoes of a professional scout, where it's your turn to hunt down the talent in the world of football, such as evaluating footballers to uncover their attributes and potentially bolster your squad during the transfer windows.
What are your thoughts on these improvements? Do you think a Wii U version will get a mention at E3? After all, no next-generation consoles were announced in the press release. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.