FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Upgrades Announced

By Andrew Ogley, 3 years ago
Like many of EA sports titles this year, FIFA 14 will be hitting both the Xbox 360 and the new Xbox One when it is launched. This leaves some players with a dilemma over which version they should opt for. For fans of the Ultimate Team mode, the decision has happily become a little less complicated after EA's latest FUT announcements.

EA have revealed plans that will effectively allow players to play the FIFA Ultimate Team on both the current-gen and next-gen consoles and keep everything synchronized between the two. As the nifty little diagram shows, items, players, coins, seasons, and trophies, will all be continually shared between the two generations of consoles for the duration of the FIFA 14 season. Additionally, for those players using FIFA points, there is the possibility to perform a one-time transfer between the two platforms.

Carry over

Furthermore, EA have also announced some of the new features that will be making it into the latest version of Ultimate Team. Firstly, the aesthetics have been tweaked with all the players appearing on shields instead of rectangular trading cards. Additionally, there has been tweaking to the chemistry system which now includes chemistry styles which determine which attributes will be affected by the chemistry modifier.

Finally, as promised, EA have been listening to the community and have responded to some of the requests for the new title, including new single online match mode, more role customization, and lastly the possibility to search for players based on names.

To make all this a bit clearer, EA Sports have released a short video featuring producer Marcel Kuhn who gives a little more detail on all these new features.

Thanks to all the members of the community who brought this to our attention.

FIFA 14 will launch on the Xbox 360 from September 27th, with the Xbox One launch date still to be confirmed.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.