A huge amount of news has been released for EA's FIFA 14
out of Gamescon 2013. Among the highlights was the reveal that several legendary football players will be available exclusively on Xbox consoles. David Rutter, Executive Producer of FIFA 14
, shares some of the excitement about the coming "FIFA 14
Our fans will be able to bring stars from different eras together to create teams and combinations they have previously only dreamed about. For the first time ever, you will be able to play with Pele and Messi in the same lineup. It is going to create a unique experience within our most popular game mode.
Here's the entire Legends line-up. Check out these names.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends
Frank de Boer
Marco van Basten
Edwin van der Sar
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Each Legend will have unique attributes that will showcase the skills and flair that made them legendary at the height of their careers, and will be randomly included in Gold Packs in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team beginning with the launch of the Xbox One.
Another reveal that drew appreciation from the crowd was that FIFA 14
will ship with all Xbox One pre-orders in Europe, so soccer fans can play from the console's very first day of launch. This gift is retroactive, as well, so pre-orders that have already been placed will receive the game as a free upgrade. A demo will launch worldwide on September 10.
New features and accessibility between platforms were also discussed.
EA SPORTS also announced today that it has developed Seasons into a new online** mode called Co-op Seasons, where anyone can play with a friend online against two other online friends anywhere in the world in 2v2 ranked online play, trying to climb up to Division One, win a League Title and achieve greatness together. In addition, Match Day has been expanded to Seasons and Co-op seasons, completely connecting fans playing online to the football season for the world’s top leagues, with injuries, suspensions, and player form changing throughout the season based on real-world events and performances.
It will be easy for fans to bring their FIFA 14 experiences^ to the new generation of consoles: between Xbox 360® and Xbox One, and between PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4. Fans will be able to bring their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team full roster, progress, in-game items and in-game currency (coins) to the new consoles so they can access and compete with their squads on either console throughout the season. EA SPORTS Football Club level, XP and select catalogue items such as celebrations and historical kits will also travel to the new consoles along with Seasons progress, including trophy case and leaderboards, Virtual Pro and accomplishments, and selected Career Mode rewards.
With the addition of the iconic Brazilian National Team and new licenses for the Chilean Primera Division, Argentinean Primera División, 19 clubs from Brazil, and other new licenses to be revealed in the weeks ahead, FIFA 14 will be the most authentic football game on the planet. It will feature 33 officially licensed leagues, over 600 clubs and more than 16,000 players.
EA also announced that mobile versions of FIFA 14
will be free to play on all mobile devices. FIFA 14
will release in North America on September 24th and worldwide on September 27th on the Xbox 360 and later in the year for Xbox One, bringing a whole level to that magic word...GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!