New FIFA World Cup Game in the Works for Xbox One and PS4

Posted by at 11:00 am on October 30, 2013


During yesterday’s investor call to discuss EA’s second quarter of fiscal 2014 financial results, CEO Andrew Wilson noted that the publisher is working on a new FIFA World Cup expansion game. Additionally, CFO Blake Jorgensen brought up FIFA World Cup again when asked about next-gen games in development, indicating that the game will appear on Xbox One and PS4. It is unknown if the game will also be developed for current generation systems.

“In the last two weeks, you’ve also seen several announcements about our product slate for the remainder of this year and into FY15,” Wilson said. “We are refining our focus on our biggest brands and great new IP in development, including The Sims 4, EA Sports UFC, FIFA World Cup and Dragon Age: Inquisition.”

EA Sports traditionally launches a new World Cup-branded game in line with the global sporting event, which occurs every four years. The last game in the series was 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, which launched in April 2010. Given that the next World Cup is scheduled to begin in June 2014 in Brazil, a new entry in the sub-series is hardly surprising.

The publisher’s next-gen efforts will not include Tiger Woods in its future golf games, and Jorgensen also noted that Titanfall will be exclusive to Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC “for the life of the title” during the call. EA will launch the next-gen version of FIFA 14 along with the new consoles this coming month.

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