FIFA 14 realtime on Xbox One hardware

By Posted 14 Jun 2013, 07:21

There has been a lot of complaints on how FIFA 14 on current-gen consoles may end up looking largely the same compared to the core FIFA 13 experience. As a result, next-gen versions of the game may be your best option and this week we have a very useful video for you to watch coming out of E3 2013 – showing a real time look at some of the graphics of FIFA 14 running on the Xbox One hardware.

As EA announced at E3, FIFA 14 is playable on the show floor at this year’s event, but only on current-gen platforms. However, EA managed to provide a sneak peak look at how FIFA 14 will run on the Xbox One console and we have the video for you to watch, courtesy of IGN below.

Unfortunately, EA are not ready to show off an actual match yet, but what we do see is evidence of the new gameplay changes that will be possible thanks to the next-gen Ignite Engine that will be available on next-gen console versions of FIFA 14. EA stresses at the start of the video that everything is ‘realtime’, so what you see here is what you should see on the final version of the Xbox One game at launch.

Examples of the new Ignite Engine features include better AI awareness during player collisions. Players will also now be able to identify the moment when an incoming opponent is coming in for a challenge, resulting in new features such as jumping over tackles – rather than the stoppage of play which usually happened on FIFA 13.

The graphics shown up close look incredible – just look at how realistic the crowd has become now. If you watch further on into the video, you’ll see the new physics engine being applied to headers, with players now able to perform new moves and effective headers depending on the current situation.

It all looks fantastic, but we would like to see a live match next. This video here could also be a good indication on how the game will end up looking on PS4 as well. Hopefully EA won’t keep us waiting for an actual uninterrupted gameplay match without replays.

Will you be picking up FIFA 14 on the Xbox One or PS4? It looks like the true package won’t be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

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