2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will not be seeing a PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One release, EA has confirmed today.
Ever since the announcement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, fans have been very precipitously eyeing at the slated platforms for the release. And to the utmost disappointment, it clearly stated that the game will launch on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Let us put Playstation 4 and Xbox One aside and talk specifically about PC gamers. It is not the first time they have been deprived of something they really wanted. They received the FIFA 14 version running on an old engine and not on Ignite.
Maybe they thought the fans’ PCs were not powerful enough but then again, if Xbox One and PS4 are capable of running it, why can’t a PC?
For fans on X1/PS4, #FIFA14 will have a range of World Cup content and tournaments within FUT. More news closer to the tournament. 2/2
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) February 6, 2014
In an exclusive interview to Gamespot, producer Matthew Prior has stated the reason as to why the game is only headed to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Due to the international appeal of the game, they expect the vast majority of fans to be playing on current-gen systems. Emerging markets, such as host nation Brazil, had prohibitively low next-gen adoption rates.
The game is being built on an updated version of Impact Engine and will welcome several updates over FIFA 14 like better dribbling and improved accuracy.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is slated to release on 15 April this year.