EA have announced the release date of FIFA 15. The game will release on September 26, 2014 in UK and September 23, 2014 in US receptively. With the footballing world currently focused on Brazil and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, EA has given gamers something to look forward to.
One of the highlights of EA 2014, FIFA 15 was last week confirmed for launch on the recently released Xbox One and PS4. Now, EA has revealed the full console list set to receive its latest football offering.
The game will release across a plethora of platforms which includes the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, 3DS, PSP and PS Vita.
It goes without saying that the consoles and PC versions will be the definitive versions of FIFA 15. The PSP, PS Vita, Wii and 3DS versions will be legacy versions which means the base game will be the same as last year’s but it will have updated player roster and kits. There will be no Wii U version of the game which again shows that EA has no interest in developing the platform.
Also, for the first time in 14 years there will be no PlayStation 2 version of the game. As you might expect given the breadth of these consoles’ capabilities, not all game features are available on all gaming platforms.
Although the Xbox One and PS4 iterations of the game are set to steal the show, the PS Vita, Wii and 3DS versions will be ‘Legacy’ titles, meaning they are the same game as previous years, albeit with updated player rosters.
While the PS3 and Xbox 360 copies of FIFA 15 are set to feature more stripped back feature lists, it is currently unclear which elements of the PES 2015 rival will be missing from the aging consoles.
The focus of this year’s entry is ‘emotion and intensity’ which EA says is delivered through the new Emotional Intelligence system.
All 22 players on the field will have an individual emotional state for the first time ever. Players will range from calm to aggressive as a result of the match at hand. Cup fixtures will have players on edge whilst harsh tackles and poor decisions by the ref will have them visibly frustrated.
Hundreds of new animations have been built into FIFA 15 to accommodate this, whilst goal scorers will have over ten new celebrations to choose from.
Visuals have also received a step-up in FIFA 15 with the processing power of the new consoles. Player models have been completely reworked to better reflect their real life counterparts.
Elsewhere, the Living Pitch feature has the turf actively react to each game. Slide tackles will result in skid marks whilst the weather conditions such as rain will deteriorate the playing surface.
Even crowds have received a massive overhaul as each stadium will house personalized fans. Games played at Anfield will echo with the sound of Never Walk Alone and region-specific chants.
FIFA 15 is expected to be priced at Rs 3,999 for PS4 and Xbox One and Rs 3,499 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.