The world’s most expensive footballer (€100 million) who transferred to Real Madrid over the summer will be wearing a Real Madrid shirt on the UK box cover for FIFA 14. The original concept art saw Gareth Bale donning his former team’s shirt (Tottenham Hotspur), and Mr Bale soon underwent speculation as to whether he would appear on the front cover at all. EA confirmed that Gareth Bale would remain on the cover despite the transfer of clubs. Here’s the old and the new box art side by side – what do you think to the changes?
Spot the difference? Gareth Bale on the left is paid infinitely less than Gareth Bale on the right.
EA and FIFA’s producer Nick Channon went on to state, well… the obvious. That FIFA 14, although great on current gen, will be even better on next gen. It appears Gareth Bale won’t be the only one expected to transfer this year.
If you look at where we are with Xbox 360, we’re obviously very proud of the game we’ve made, it’s another great game this year, but we’re starting to hit the limit of memory, which means that we can’t easily add lots of new animations…..Those shackles, if you like, are being released on the new consoles, and we’re very proud of the innovations we’ve made on 14 and we’ll continue to do that on 15, 16 and beyond. We wouldn’t restrict ourselves for any reason.”
Channon also told OXM that animations, AI and frame rates would all be significantly improved to create an even more realistic experience and that the next instalment of FIFA would address some of the small, niggling issues that have perhaps bugged and frustrated players over the years.
FIFA 14 hits the UK on the 27th of September on current gen consoles and for those who managed to pre-order a Xbox One will be able to download FIFA 14 as it comes bundled with most Day One editions.
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