FIFA 14: Previewing Game's Most Promising Features

Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2013

FIFA 14's Ultimate Mode allows gamers to play as legends such as Pele.
FIFA 14's Ultimate Mode allows gamers to play as legends such as Pele.Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

FIFA 14 is set to hit the shelves with some alluring features that will hook gamers.

Available on Tuesday, Sept. 24, the new iteration of FIFA looks to trump the older models with game modes that will keep consumers coming back for more. 

The new version of FIFA possesses some potential, both on and off the playing field, giving gamers more control of the action while also keeping them busy with managerial duties.

Here's what fans can look forward to when FIFA 14 comes out this week.


Precision Movement

All the game modes and features in the world can't excuse a lackluster game-playing experience. After all, this is a sports video game. We want to play the sport in an engaging, realistic format.

In order to enhance the gaming experience, FIFA's developers are welcoming a new Precision Movement system that causes more life-like footwork and cuts.

Producer Kantcho Doskov does a better job of explaining the game's new functions on the field.

Precision Movement is something that we have been working on for the last couple of years, revamping our locomotion system to be completely new, to focus more on momentum preservation, proper weight shifts and changes of direction. This changes the game, football is all about moving around the pitch and how you accelerate and decelerate and this is a fundamental part of the game and that’s what we’ve changed this year to make FIFA 14 much more realistic.

The growing online-gaming community will welcome FIFA's transition to a smoother experience.


Ultimate Team

FIFA's most addicted mode is still evolving.

This all-encompassing mode allows gamers to build a team from the ground up. Players can purchase game packs or play with their starter kit against the computer or other Ultimate Team participants across the world.

It's more than just stockpiling talent, however. Ultimate Team places a tall burden on team chemistry and player morale, forcing managers to put on their thinking caps in order to build a potent squad.

The game also allows for more customization, giving gamers options to dole out style points for certain facets of their players' game and determine their own kit numbers. 

But what should excite everyone the most is the influx of playable legends added to the slate. Ever wondered what it'd be like to play as Pele? Here's your chance.


Career Mode

A growing essential in any good sports game, the career mode is what keeps participants playing through the night. Well, now might be a good time to get some rest.

For those operating as a manager, the Global Transfer Network will allow players a deep pool of scouting options to truly encapsulate the sport's worldwide reach.

Each club starts with scouts, the number of which depends on the size of the squad. Those scouts can be sent across the globe to judge prospects based on certain selected traits. The reports grow in depth as time passes

Realizing that players do not stay the same during a long season, their ratings will now shift throughout the season. Aging veterans will also deteriorate more realistically.

The transfer period looks as intense as ever, as other clubs will attempt to swipe your targets with increased intensity.