EA Sports has announced that it will be bringing legendary footballers to Ultimate Team, as well as a new Co-op Seasons mode and outside the stadium cameras.
This year’s release of FIFA 14 looks bigger than ever and probably has the most amount of new features than any previous FIFA title. Not only that, but with the confirmation of a free copy with every European Xbox One pre-order, Xbox really is the “home of football”.
Legendary players coming to Ultimate Team will have their own unique attributes such as the Bergkamp flick which was kindly demonstrated in a trailer. You’ll be able to obtain these players in Gold Packs as you would in any other FIFA game and we have the confirmed line-up of legends below.
|FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends|
|Dennis Bergkamp||Fernando Hierro||Robert Pirès|
|Oliver Bierhoff||Filippo Inzaghi||Frank Rijkaard|
|Sol Campbell||Patrick Kluivert||David Seaman|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Henrik Larsson||Teddy Sheringham|
|Rui Costa||Jens Lehmann||Andriy Shevchenko|
|Hernán Crespo||Gary Lineker||Davor Šuker|
|Frank de Boer||Freddie Ljungberg||Marco van Basten|
|Marcel Desailly||Paolo Maldini||Edwin van der Sar|
|Paulo Futre||Lothar Matthäus||Ruud van Nistelrooy|
|Stefan Effenberg||Gary Neville||Patrick Vieira|
|Robbie Fowler||Michael Owen||Christian Vieri|
|Ruud Gullit||Pauleta||George Weah|
|Gheorghe Hagi||Pelé||Gianfranco Zola|
Pretty exciting when you can line Messi alongside former England striker Gary Lineker. No indications on the overall ratings, but expect them to be quite high considering these are legends.
As well as Ultimate Team, David Rutter confirmed that a new game mode known as Co-op Seasons would be introduced to FIFA 14. It’s basically 2 vs 2 in a competitive league, the same as normal Seasons. It’s great that EA are listening because this was requested many times throughout this year.
Stadiums have also been improved, with a greater atmosphere created and 121 different broadcast cameras outside the stadium and around the pitch. Match Flow will also add to the dynamic gameplay, as ball boys interact with players, throwing the ball for the player to catch and take a throw in.
Expanding upon the number of leagues, the Brazilian national team and new leagues such as the Chilean Primera Division, Argentinean Primera and 19 clubs from Brazil join the existing line-up. All in all, that’s over 600 clubs and more than 16,000 players.
For those interested in playing the game early, a demo will launch on September 10th across Europe. No confirmation of the teams, but expect that to be announced nearer to the date.
On the Xbox 360 FIFA 14 launches on September 27th, otherwise you’ve got a bit longer to wait for the Xbox One version.