So there you have it folks, confirmed by EA Sports themselves that the FIFA franchise will go cross-generation. Check out the press release below!
Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 is allowing fans to bring their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team experiences with them to the new generation of consoles this year. Fans will be able to access* their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team full roster, in-game items and in-game currency (coins) from either console: between Xbox 360® and Xbox One, and between PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4. All changes made in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team will be reflected in both consoles so fans will be able to compete with their squads on either console throughout the season.
In addition, fans who begin their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team experience on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will maintain their current division in Seasons mode on the new consoles. After the new consoles launch, fans who complete their current division matches and their current tournaments on one console, will earn status that will be recognized on both consoles: between Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Fans also have a one-time choice to transfer their FIFA Points between Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Within each of the respective platforms (Xbox and PlayStation), FIFA 14 Ultimate Team will share a common auction market so that fans can enjoy a richer and deeper experience with the millions of other players in the Ultimate Team world from the moment the new consoles launch.
“Our fans invest an enormous amount of time and energy into FIFA Ultimate Team as they craft their own unique squads, and recognizing that investment is absolutely essential,” said Matt Bilbey, Senior Vice-President and Group GM, EA SPORTS. “We will ensure that no time will be wasted and fans will get full value for the investment they make from the start of the season on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to their move to their new console.”
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