Christmas comes in September for us video games fans, especially if you are a FIFA addict like me. With the news out that EA will release its 21st installment of the FIFA football series i.e. FIFA 14. With pre-orders already available there is so much to be expected from the new FIFA installment. Allow me to go all crazy fanatic for a bit.

The teams

We all have our favorite teams, with most of us going for the big teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund or Arsenal (yes, had to sneak it in there). All this is because these teams have the big players (i.e. those with exceptional skills) making them fun or rather easier to win with. So with the transfer madness already in motion there is so much to look forward to especially with more big money teams coming up every day, cue in PSG and Monaco, there are major transfers to look forward to. I am super excited about Barcelona with Neymar and Messi now in one team. \o/

Game play

An extract from say the following “Innovations to the franchise’s award-winning game play will make FIFA 14 the complete match day experience, introducing features that inspire fans to build play through midfield, dictate the tempo of a match and create rewarding opportunities. Great football matches are achieved through measured build up and incredible finishing. A new feature in FIFA 14 called Pure Shot and a brand-new ball physics system will transform shooting, making every shot attempt feel real, and when players connect with the perfect strike, feel exhilarating.” You can’t really add much to that. 🙂

With more developments in Artificial Intelligence, FIFA 14 will have smarter teammates so hope you’ll have less of strikers stalling when you want to make a through pass.

Watch the FIFA 14 gameplay trailer below.