EA has announced that those who buy into the current-gen FIFA 14 launch in September will not lose their Ultimate Team progress if they go next-gen.
FIFA 14 launches on all manner of platforms (although not Wii U, remember) on September 27th. However, a shiny new Frostbite-powered next-gen versions will arrive alongside the Xbox One and PS4 later this year.
The good news for Ultimate Team players is that EA has confirmed they will be able to carry their efforts over from both PS3 to PS4 and Xbox 360 to Xbox One.
Data carried over includes “their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team full roster, in-game items and in-game currency (coins)”. Players will also maintain their current division in Seasons mode and will be offered “a one-time choice to transfer their FIFA Points”.
Added EA: “All changes made in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team will be reflected in both consoles so fans will be able to compete with their squads on either console throughout the season.”
Sadly there appears to be no plans to allow FIFA 13 players to port their Ultimate Team progress to FIFA 14.
“Our fans invest an enormous amount of time and energy into FIFA Ultimate Team as they craft their own unique squads, and recognizing that investment is absolutely essential,” EA Sports senior VP and group GM Matt Bilbey stated.
“We will ensure that no time will be wasted and fans will get full value for the investment they make from the start of the season on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to their move to their new console.”