RingSide Report

World News, Social Issues, Politics, Entertainment and Sports


Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that the playable demo of EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 is available to download worldwide for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft for Xbox LIVE® Gold members, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and for PC on Origin™, enabling fans to experience the innovation that earned FIFA 14 “Best Sports Game” award at gamescom 2013. The FIFA 14 demo will be available to Xbox LIVE Silver members beginning Sept. 17.

Fans will be able to play in Camp Nou as FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, Boca Juniors, and NY Red Bulls, or as one of the unique FIFA Ultimate Teams with the chance to earn additional players to customize their demo squad.

FIFA 14 is the pinnacle of innovation on this current generation of consoles where fans will experience the emotion of scoring great goals. Innovations to the award-winning gameplay make the game more authentic and more fun. Dictate the tempo of a match, create chances through midfield, and then unleash the perfect strike.  A new feature called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating. FIFA 14 delivers engaging new online modes* such as Co-op Seasons, and live services that connect fans to the heartbeat of the sport—and to each other—through EA SPORTS Football Club.

Early access to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team for all returning players** begins September 15, enabling fans to start building and managing their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team via easports.com/fifa/play. Players will have access to the auction markets and other features in preparation for the season. This year fans will be able to experience ultimate squad customization to play their preferred style of football in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team with the addition of all-new Chemistry Styles that will make every player and every team unique. Later this year with the launch of the new consoles, fans will be able to craft their ultimate dream team with a mix of legendary players—including Pelé—competing alongside today’s football stars in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team only on Xbox 360 and Xbox One®. A FIFA 14 “New Season” trailer can be viewed at youtube.com/easportsfifa. FIFA 14 is available for pre-order*** now at http://www.origin.com and other retailers.

With the addition of the iconic Brazilian National Teams, and new licenses for the Chilean Primera Division, Argentinean Primera División, Liga Colombiana Categoría Primera A, and 20 clubs from Brazil, FIFA 14 will be the most authentic football game on the planet. It will feature 33 officially licensed leagues, more than 600 clubs and 16,000 players.

EA SPORTS FIFA 14**** will release worldwide on September 27 for the Xbox 360® with Kinect™ from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 with PlayStation Move support, Windows PC, Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™^, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable). The game will also be available with the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. FIFA 14 on mobile^ will be available on iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch as well as Android devices this fall. Other mobile platforms will be revealed later.

Join the EA SPORTS community at http://www.facebook.com/easports. Follow us on Twitter @easportsfifa and use the hash-tag #FIFA14.  For information about FIFA 14 visit www.easports.com/fifa. Assets are available at http://info.ea.com.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™, and EA SPORTS UFC. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.

* Internet connection and Origin account required.  Must be 13+ to create an account.

** Players who registered and created a security question in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team prior Aug. 1, 2013

***Offer restrictions apply.  Please see www.easportsfootball.com for details.

****Not all features available on all gaming platforms.

^ Not all leagues, clubs and player available on Nintendo 3DS and mobile

Leave a Reply