EA's virtual version of the Beautiful Game returns for another season, boasting new gameplay upgrades, multiplayer options, and improvements to the Ultimate Team mode in FIFA 14. When players hit the pitch they are greeted by the new Real Ball physics system, which was designed to accurately reflect flight path, trajectory, and the way the ball moves in space, while the new Pure Shot feature finds players automatically adjusting their approach, stride, and pace to deliver powerful shots, while also considering their location on the field and the quality of incoming passes.
The new Precision Movement feature was created to account for every step a player takes, realistically conveying momentum, changes of direction, and speed bursts that real players use to create separation on the pitch. FIFA 14 also includes a new Protect the Ball ability to help gamers shield opponents when making offensive moves or receiving a pass, as well as new teammate intelligence improvements to help forwards find space and avoid offsides calls, and let defenders apply pressure, close gaps, and track runs without getting themselves out of position.
The Ultimate Team mode returns in FIFA 14 with a greater focus on team chemistry and loyalty, allowing gamers to boost their players' attributes with a variety of different chemistry styles for each position. In the Seasons mode gamers can take control of teams in ten divisions, complete with promotion, relegation, and titles, while the brand new Co-op Seasons mode lets players head online and join a friend for 2v2 ranked matches around the world. Career mode and online single matches return, with the new Global Transfer Network bringing extra depth to scouting and player development.