Next-gen FIFA ‘is the best we have ever made’

Electronic Arts says FIFA 2014 on Xbox One and PS4 is the best football game it has ever made.

The title will launch alongside both machines next month and producer Nick Channon says the game is a great base from which to launch more products in the lucrative football franchise.

‘’The philosophy for us over the last five or six years has been how do we make significant innovation each year in gameplay?” he told MCV. ‘

‘How do we make the game more authentic and more fun at the same time? We need to get the balance right between authenticity and fun – we are making a video game at the end of the day. What we have right now with FIFA 14 is a great base, a fantastic game and moving forward it is a huge opportunity.

‘’When you are working with new technology you learn more about it as you go – you have more power, more memory and these are the things you can play with. It’s about maintaining that philosophy of deep innovation in gameplay. For me the opportunities are huge. It’s really exciting.”

FIFA games that launch alongside consoles have a chequered history in terms of quality. But Channon insists this will not be the case this time.

‘’This is the best FIFA we have ever made. We wanted to make a next-gen game that is fully featured, which has not always been the case, and that has significant innovation in gameplay and presentation. The feeling when you play the game is entirely new. We’ve been very fortunate in our success with FIFA and we are translating that to a new platform.”

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