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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.

[via mcvuk.com]

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User Comments (36)

Savino

#1

Savino said:

Not that I care about FIFA but.... Whats going on with EA and nintendo?!

Hunter-D

#2

Hunter-D said:

"Maybe we'll get FIFA 13.5 instead" Pretty much what I was fearing most.

Hopefully they're working on the complete Wii U version of the game with some extra innovations via the GamePad with an E3 reveal.

Some of those new improvements sound good, especially in shooting & dribbling.

MrWalkieTalkie

#3

MrWalkieTalkie said:

EA and Nintendo need to sit down, talk it out and reach an agreement to give the Wii U players what they want.

Morph

#4

Morph said:

I would get fifa 14 if it had parity with other consoles unlike fifa 13, however i can do without it

Zyph

#5

Zyph said:

The whole Nintendo-EA partnership announcement last E3 2010 was total BS! :|
EA even showed a clip of BF3 at the presentation and we get no BF4? Now that's a bit .

DarkCoolEdge

#7

DarkCoolEdge said:

To hell with EA. I don't know what's their problem with Nintendo but this is getting ridiculous.

Peach64

#8

Peach64 said:

Wii U will definitely get FIFA 14, but it might not be up to the quality of the 360/PS3 versions. The first 360 game was awful. They pretty much stripped everything out of the PS2 game but gave it better graphics. It will still be another two years before the next gen version is the lead development.

manu0

#10

manu0 said:

Well they were right when they talked about their unprecedented partnership: it's unprecedentedly bad...

luminalace

#12

luminalace said:

Just as I feared. I really hope we get an idea at e3 if EA really is done with supporting Nintendo consoles.

GiftedGimp

#13

GiftedGimp said:

Lets be honest EA will say X Y Z areall new to Fifa14, then when released there will be little difference between 14 and 13, (or 12,11,10 for that matter) apart from player rosters and stats.
Does it really matter if WiiU get 13.5?
No.
All EA sports games are yearly cons which should be released as full games 2-3 years apart and during the inbetween years roster/stat changes done as a dlc package.

AJWolfTill

#14

AJWolfTill said:

On the plus side, they haven't announced it for other next gen consoles yet. MAYBE, (and this is a big maybe considering track record) we will be getting the same version or at least announced simulatneously with other next gen consoles.

Banker-Style

#15

Banker-Style said:

I guess the Wii U version of FIFA 14 will be a cut down version of the PS3/360 version of FIFA 13.

diavu

#16

diavu said:

Shame, i want a fifa on my wii u(like on my wii, ps2) but i am in no hurry, so i was going to pick up 14.
guess i`ll have money for something else now.

mch

#17

mch said:

I want an NHL game! Seems like EA doesn't want our money.

GiftedGimp

#18

GiftedGimp said:

Suppose Multi-platform Owners could boycott FIFA 14 on other systems..
Lower sales figures across Xbox/ps3 would have more more of an effect than if they stayed at the usual expected level.
Even more so if it was across the whole EA sports range.
It worked before when people simply didn't buy the Ps2 version of games when EA stopped supporting the Original Xbox.

People are saying they will boycott Rayman/Ubisoft on all platforms, and Ubi actually support WiiU.

rjejr

#19

rjejr said:

If it makes anybody feel any better:

The brand new Splinter Cell video that came out yesterday didn't have the WiiU logo at the end, only PS3, Xbox360 and PC DVD, yet the WiiU is still getting that game, so maybe this was just yet another - in a seemingly endless string of - oversite.

Retroking1981

#20

Retroking1981 said:

I think we've seen the last of EA games on Nintendo formats. For whatever reason they don't (haven't ever?) got on.

For those saying it don't matter, it most definitely does. EA games are huge and them turning their backs will make others follow.

This is very bad news for Nintendo imo.

SethNintendo

#24

SethNintendo said:

@GiftedGimp

Ubisoft screwed up a little with Rayman delay but EA has screwed up completely with the Wii U except allowing Criterion enough time to improve on NFS yet they go on and put sales stipulations day 1 for those wanting DLC. I understand not supporting games that don't sell that well but you can't just go out there day 1 and say you better buy this or we wont support this.

EA puts out ME3 on Wii U full price while they release the trilogy on PS3 and 360. They allow 6 months of development time for Madden Wii U. They give a half butt version of FIFA on Wii U and give the same game FIFA 12-13 on Wii. EA has said a lot of negative things regarding Nintendo lately and unwilling to support Wii U. I would encourage as many people to boycott EA like I have been doing since ~1996. I don't regret missing any of their games. They started becoming a better company ~2006-2009 then they turned back to their old ways (and perhaps worse).

GiftedGimp

#26

GiftedGimp said:

@SethNintendo Totally agree, EA had to learn the hard way when they decided to stop publishing on tne Original Xbox, expecting everyone would just buy the ps2 version of their games.
Ubisoft, re Rayman, Delay is a blow, but at least Ubi are giving WiiU a lot of support.
Thats why Instead of boycotting Ubisoft, or Rayman i think those protest efforts would be more effective and worth while if redirected towards EA.
It took about 18months before EA reconsidered thier stance on supporting the original Xbox, which during its 4 years life before the 360 was released had a very small userbase by comparison to the Ps2.

TheXboxHero

#28

TheXboxHero said:

@MrWalkieTalkie Agreed. I really hate the relationship between Nintendo & EA. Couldnt we just get along!?!?!!?!??!?!

Also, FIFA 14 is most likely coming to Wii U. They never skipped out on us. We are probably just one of those "additional platforms" going to be announced in the future.

Dyltheman

#29

Dyltheman said:

i dont care about fifa, but this game will obviously release on wii u. they said itll be announced for other systems later, which probably means all 3 next gen systems!

RADencker

#30

RADencker said:

I'm disappointed in EA Sports. I refuse to buy another system just to play their games. So, instead, I'll play NBA 2K1, NFL 2K1, and NHL 2k1 on Sega Dreamcast. They are better games anyway. S%*k IT EA!

RADencker

#31

RADencker said:

@MrWalkieTalkie Agreed! I dont have much faith in EA though. Need for Speed Most Wanted U was the last EA game I bought, and thats only because of Criterion was the developer. I won't buy anymore EA games unless they work out these differences with Nintendo.

andrea987

#33

andrea987 said:

Why no news from Konami and PES? I'd be more inclined to purchase that, at this point.

RonF

#34

RonF said:

I am more of a PES fan but I am baffled by EA Sports not supporting the Wii U. It makes so little sense as development wouldn't be too costly and I cannot believe that any previous bitter interactions between EA and Nintendo's executives would be a problem when it is time to make some cash. Particularly because EA has not been doing great for the past few years.

GiftedGimp

#35

GiftedGimp said:

@Pikminboy its actually a consumer voting poll where consumers vote on the worst company in the USA each year.
EA has won the award for Worst Company in the USA two years running.

It seems EA are quite keen to keep winning the award as they seem to have no plans of altering thier business practices or ethics.

digga

#36

digga said:

im not that fussed as in my opinion EA dont really produce anything i like,,, and i much prefer pro evo anyway

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