With the footbal world cup taking place in a few months, EA has finally announced its usual World Cup football game, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The title will be released only on PS3 and Xbox 360, which means that it won't be available on next-gen consoles.
EA has also revealed many details regarding the title including the fact that it will feature 7,469 players and 203 National Teams. In addition, EA has also confirmed that the title will have 21 new stadiums, including the 12 stadiums from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will feature several innovations and gameplay improvements compared to EA's latest FIFA title, FIFA 14. These improvements include the ability to use the D-pad to command other members of your team, a more realistic ball physics system, new animations, and defenders can now leap over attacking players to clear the ball to safety. In addition, there will also be a new control system that will allow players to have a better control of their speed, as well as additional dribbles and flicks.
Several modes will be available in the title, including the 'Road to the FIFA World Cup', which will allow players to pick any of the 203 National Teams and play with up to 32 players locally through the qualifying rounds, and proceed on to the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, and the 'Road to Rio de Janeiro' mode, where players will compete online with any of the 203 National Teams. Other modes include the classic 'Captain your Country' and 'Story of Qualifying', where players will be able to relive over 60 real scenarios taken directly from 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
According to EA, the reason that 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil isn't going to be released on next-gen consoles is due to the fact that they are aiming to produce their best game to their biggest audience, which are the players on PS3 and Xbox 360.
2014 FIFA World Cup will be available on the 15th of April in North America, and on the 17th of April in Europe.