Electronic Arts announced during its Gamescon conference today that the mobile versions of FIFA 14 will follow a free-to-play model, and has mentioned that a demo for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC will be available from September 10th.
It was announced by Microsoft earlier today that all Xbox One European pre-orders will come with FIFA 14 bundled. At Electronic Arts’ conference, Andrew Wilson, head of EA Sports announced that the mobile versions of FIFA 14 will be free-to-play, for the first time in the franchise’s history. In the full-fledged version of the game, a new mode called Co-op Seasons was unveiled, in which users can play with friends online against two other friends in a 2 vs. 2 ranked online play. Also new is the ability to transfer game content from current-gen consoles to next-gen consoles. Saved seasons, FIFA Ultimate Teams, Virtual Pro and EA Sports Football Club can all be transferred over.
Match Day will now be available on Seasons and Co-op Seasons, which means that events like player injuries, suspensions and form will change throughout the season, and will be based on real events from the world of football. Another new feature called Match Flow allows players to interact with side-line characters, such as ball boys or line assistants. The in-game director features a total of 121 different broadcast cameras outside the stadium and around the pitch.
EA demoed gameplay footage in the form of a trailer, which you can view below:
The Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 14 come with an exclusive Ultimate Team mod, which includes legendary players like Ruud Gullit and Freddie Ljungberg. The demo version will launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on September 10, with the actual game set to launch on the same platforms September 25th. The game is also classified as a launch title for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.