The standalone title will build on the gameplay from 2013’s FIFA 14. Developers at EA Canada used fan feedback to make improvements that players feel are important.
EA Canada worked with Adidas to create more realistic ball physics. Data from the Adidas Innovation Lab was used to develop true flight and grass friction. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil also features a new control system with responsive dribbling and pinpoint passing.
The game also features revamped penalty kicks, 15 hours of new commentary and an EA Sports talk radio program that keeps players informed of other action from their tournament.
Road to the FIFA World Cup is the game’s bread-and-butter mode. EA promises the most expansive tournament mode in the franchise’s history. Players will be able to choose from the 203 national teams sanctioned by FIFA and play through qualifying and the group stages of the World Cup.
2014 FIFA World Cup also features authentic World Cup stadiums, 7,469 players and several game modes – including the Story of Qualifying mode, which lets players recreate 60 scenarios from real-world qualifying. There will be no Ultimate Team mode in the game, but EA Sports is promising special World Cup-themed Ultimate Team content for FIFA 14.
The game is available for pre-order now.
EA Sports released a trailer for the game alongside the announcement. The trailer can be viewed below.
EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil trailer