EA Sports has officially unveiled FIFA 14.

The title, which is set for release later this year, will enable fans to “experience the emotion of scoring great goals”.
New features include changes to the “award-winning” gameplay, such as inspiring fans to “build play through the midfield, dictate the tempo of a match and create rewarding opportunities”.

“Pure Shot”, a new ball physics system will “transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating” and “Real Ball Physics” “now determines the trajectories of balls, enabling players to kick the ball with force from distance, drill low rising shots with accuracy, and blast dipping or turbulent shots, just like real footballers”.

“Protect The Ball” is a new attacking feature, which will enable players to “fend-off and block defenders from the ball while dribbling at any speed, or out-muscle opponents for position before receiving the pass, then turn defenders to carve out opportunities”.

Another improvement is “Teammate Intelligence”, which introduces “new decision-making logic delivers tighter, smarter marking and improved run tracking where defenders recognize opportunities to provide support and win back possession, while attacking players have new ways to outsmart their opponents by creating space for themselves, running along the backline and checking their pace. Major changes to ball control add new tools to win the midfield battles”.

Other new features to the gameplay include “Sprint Dribble Turns” and “Variable Dribble Touches”.

Meanwhile, Career Mode sees the introduction of the “Global Scouting Network”, which allows players to “develop and refine a scouting network and search for talent year-round. Scouts can evaluate footballers all over the world to uncover the attributes and traits of every player in the game, in preparation for the transfer windows. Plus, a new hub delivers easy navigation, fewer interruptions and live scouting reports”.

Also promised are changes to FIFA Ultimate Team, a new online Mode that will encourage social competition, multiple new features and benefits to EA SPORTS Football Club and complete authenticity with more than 500 officially licensed clubs.

Executive Producer for FIFA 14 David Rutter said: “FIFA 14 will play the way great football matches are contested with build up through midfield, tension throughout the match as chances are created, and incredible finishing. Opportunities in FIFA 14 will be rewarding and great goals will look stunning.”

FIFA 14 is expected to release in autumn on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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