Football fans around the world are about to enter a new era of sports video games when FIFA 14 launches for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Elite Technique introduces new passes and shot animations. Pro Instincts allows for faster reactions and awareness on the pitch. Precision Movement enables players to move more realistically. Living Worlds drops gamers into a 60,000 seat stadium without leaving the comfort of the sofa.
To showcase these features, we have a series of four Developer Diaries highlighting each of the pillars that make up FIFA 14 on next-gen consoles.
In our first video, producers Nick Channon and David Rutter describe how Elite Technique provides the player with an all-new suite of moves. Channon and Rutter also highlight In-Air Play, which allows for multiple players on the pitch to contest for an aerial ball.
Players make decisions four times faster than on previous consoles. Decision-making is now based on multiple frames per second, resulting in players that are more aware of their surroundings and react accordingly. Depending on the situation, an attacking player may check his run, back into a defender or brace for an incoming tackle. During a sprint, a player may feint or leap over a sliding defender while still maintaining possession of the ball. Defenders will recognize more opportunities to support and pressure the opposition to help create balance.
In FIFA 14, gameplay is built around True Player Motion and delivers a whole new feel in the game. Players will have unique step animations instead of blended run cycles, which means that every step counts. Foot slides have been eliminated and players will use true bio-mechanics to shift their weight from one leg to the other as they run. This dramatically changes the feel, look and realism within the game as players will be more grounded as they move across the pitch.
Nothing compares to a stadium full of fans cheering in unison. With FIFA 14, the crowds come to life with 3D crowd technology that completely changes the atmosphere of a match and makes every stadium feel alive.
Check back as we update with additional Developer Diaries highlighting the other features coming to FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
FIFA 14 arrives on PlayStation 4 on November 12 and on Xbox One on Nov 19. Pre-order today and don’t forget about all the carry over options available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners.