EA has at last announced EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
However, the surprise is that the game is getting a physical release and is only scheduled for PS3 and Xbox 360.
In June last year EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson described its digital-only Euro 2012 expansion for FIFA 12 as "a little ahead of its time quite frankly” adding that "we didn't get the take up that we thought we would at that moment in time, although things picked up later when we lowered the price. We may have got the value proposition a little off.”
This release will offer improvements over the FIFA 14 build including 100 new animations and a new World Class Control feature. 203 national teams are featured with 7,469 players, 19 officially licensed managers and 12 authentic Brazilian stadiums.
UPDATE: EA has offered the following statement regarding the lack of next-gen release.
Why isn't our World Cup game on X1/PS4? We are making the best game we can for our largest audience, which is still on 360 & PS3. 1/2— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) February 6, 2014
For fans on X1/PS4, #FIFA14 will have a range of World Cup content and tournaments within FUT. More news closer to the tournament. 2/2— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) February 6, 2014