EA Sports has announced today that FIFA 14 will be arriving sometime in fall on current consoles. They hinted that at a later time, it will be available on additional consoles. I know this is the migration period but I find it wasteful to release games for 2 different generations. Anyhow, supposedly more new features are being added this year which I clipped from the announcement:

A new feature in FIFA 14 called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating.

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 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.

Teammate Intelligence has been improved on both sides of the ball.

Sprint Dribble Turns enable players to turn in every direction at sprint speed while preserving momentum, delivering the control and confidence to take on defenders one-on-one.

Variable Dribble Touches introduces variety on touches when sprinting. Skilled players will have better touch and more control when sprinting with the ball.

The Global Scouting Network brings the world of professional scouting to life. Players now 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.

Realistically, we’ll probably notice very little. I really wish EA would take a break for a year and really revamp all of their genres to make some incredible sports titles, but they won’t so we get these rehashed sports titles year after year. Kinect has not been confirmed nor denied, but we will assume it will bundled in again. Anyhow, they did release some screenshots which you can view below as well as a couple of videos showing the new technology.

Pure Shot

Real Ball Physics
Are you looking forward to this one or will it be another let down? Post your comments below!

Source: EA Sports Announcement