PC FIFA Games Won’t Use Ignite Engine
FIFA games will not utilize EA Sports’ new Ignite engine on the PC, according to EA Sports Community Manager Rob Hodson.
FIFA 14 will use the Ignite engine, said to feature players with “human-like intelligence,” improved character animations, and dynamic environments, only on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
FIFA is the last EA Sports franchise to appear on the PC, and until FIFA 12, the PC versions lacked parity with the console versions.
At an Xbox One reveal event in Redmond, Wash. Tuesday, EA Sports said the Ignite engine runs MADDEN NFL 25, EA Sports UFC, and NBA Live 14.
Speaking to Joystiq, EA Sports Global Communications Manager Steve Frost said the demo video shown at the event was pre-rendered using assets from the game, but not indicative of real gameplay.
EA Communications Specialist Brad Hilderbrand told Joystiq we’ll get a “closer look at Ignite,” during this year’s E3 in June.
Unannounced “special content,” will only be available on the Xbox One version of FIFA 14.
FIFA 14 will launch on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, not the Wii U, due to the poor sales of FIFA 13 last year, this fall. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions have not been given release dates, but both consoles will likely launch this fall.