FIFA 14 is the fútbol simulation to own every year. Sure, there's Konami's PES franchise, but EA Tiburon has proven time and time again that it gets soccer better than anybody else. That, at least, was certainly true on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but what about the versions of FIFA 14 hitting the PS4 and Xbox One?
EA Sports released a new trailer today for FIFA 14 claiming that all the gameplay on show is captured from the PS4 version. It's also the flagship title for EA Sports' next-gen rendering engine - IGNITE.
So, how does it look? You be the judge:
Personally, I can't tell that much of a difference. Granted, I've been absolutely spoiled by what 2K Sports is doing with NBA 2K14 on next-gen consoles. NBA Live 14 running on IGNITE doesn't even come close, but I was personally expecting something a little better from FIFA 14.
To be fair, I'm sure the game plays incredibly well. The additional processing power afforded by the PS4 and Xbox One will obviously lead to a better gameplay experience. It's just that many sports fans were probably expecting a leap in graphic fidelity and realism as well. That doesn't appear to be the case here as the character animations and designs look to be almost lifted straight from the PS3 version.
It should be noted that this is a compressed gameplay trailer on YouTube. The final product on the PS4 and Xbox One will obviously look a little better, but you should probably keep your expectations in check when picking up FIFA 14 on November 15 or 22 for the PS4 or Xbox One.
And hey, at least Xbox One buyers in Europe get it for free.[Image: PlayStation/YouTube]