Why 2014 World Cup Brazil won’t be on PS4, Xbox One

By Posted 5 Mar 2014, 13:48

We looked at the need for a 2014 FIFA World Cup game on PS4 and Xbox One last month, but today we have heard from Matt Prior about the reasons behind this decision and the video interview can be seen below this article.

Gamers hoping to recreate this year’s World Cup tournament on their next generation consoles will not be pleased to hear this official game from EA will only be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and this is down to the smaller install base on the next-gen consoles. It is a shame for many football fans who were hoping to see a decent version of the 2014 World Cup Brazil come as a companion to the actual finals.

According to EA, 2014 World Cup Brazil will not be DLC and it won’t be bracing the new consoles as they intend to corner the biggest audience, and this means they will concentrate all their efforts into making a worthy World Cup game for the masses, which own 360 and PS3 systems.

This is disheartening for gamers who own next-gen systems and we were hoping a new title will add to the success of FIFA. Scheduled to launch on the 17th April exclusively on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, their decision to limit this to just two consoles is surprising considering how this tournament only comes around every four years.

A tweet from EA clarifies this as the stance surrounding the biggest audience seems to be repeated once again. For those of you that still cannot get to grips with this game not releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One we have embedded a 2 minute video below, in which line producer Matt Prior explains the reasons behind this, as no digital release or next-gen version will be entertained.

Were you hoping to re-enact specific World Cup matches on your next-gen console? Maybe you feel this is a big error on EA’s part.

2014 World Cup Brazil will not brace the PS4 and Xbox One