FIFA 14 screenshot
FIFA 14 screenshot

PC gamers aren't getting the next generation version of FIFA 14 because there aren't enough players with systems capable of running the new Ignite game engine, EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson has told Polygon.

Speaking about the move to the Xbox 360/PS3 game engine for the PC version of FIFA 11, Wilson said: "Even though there were some PCs on the marketplace that could run that engine, the lion's share of PCs on the marketplace could not. And the majority of the gamer base that was playing the game on PC did not have a PC spec that would work with that."

However, there is room for the new Ignite engine to make its way to PC in the future, says Wilson.

"So could I see the potential for EA Sports Ignite to make it to PC in the future? Yes, I think it's possible, but a couple of things need to happen," he said.

Firstly the average specification of a FIFA player's PC needs to become more powerful – likely to be helped by advancements in on-board GPUs found in latest generation CPUs.

Secondly, Wilson says "there needs to be some adjustment in terms of how EA Sports Ignite works to facilitate the open nature of PC architecture, rather than the closed nature of console architecture".

FIFA 14 is expected to be available day one with the Xbox One and PS4. Analysis

It's worth remembering that EA isn't saying that PC gamers don't have high-end systems – you only have to look at those who invest hundreds of pounds to play the likes of Battlefield and Crysis on the highest visual settings – but that PC FIFA fans don't invest in hardware in the same way.

Source: Polygon

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rico_rico's Avatar


ok I understand but ppls ho played crysis 1 2 3. watch dog. tom raider. metro... on ultra doesn't deserve more. you can make it run on low setting and no body will get angry and call you number one worst company in the world why release bf3 bf4 with that graphics no body will run it is that right ***** ea
Posted 14:42 on 18 June 2013
altaranga's Avatar


Agree with the headline comments.

Deliberate sh!t stirring, VG? Poor show if so.
Posted 13:40 on 18 June 2013
MJTH's Avatar

MJTH@ BrySkye

Yeah, for a moment there I was completely baffled by the headline, until I read the article itself.

This makes sence I suppose, although I still wonder how big the market for EA sports titles was on PC to begin with?
Posted 13:36 on 18 June 2013


I almost fell into the trap of taking the headline at face value as well. :P

Naughty James, very naughty.

Let's rephrase that as:
"Most PC FIFA players don't have the specs to run next-gen FIFA 14, says EA."
Posted 13:06 on 18 June 2013


Whilst I'd love to say "Nonsense! My PC has so much power it can calculate the mood of my wife to within 5 nags", I can't argue with the logic that actually most FIFA players don't quite have that spec. My PC playing friends at work often tell me a game is "rubbish" simply because their 6 year old system cannot handle it correctly.
Posted 13:02 on 18 June 2013
CheekyLee's Avatar


Top-end processor: £hundreds.
Cutting-edge GPU: £hundreds.
The intelligence to READ WHAT THEY ACTUALLY SAID: £priceless.
Posted 12:59 on 18 June 2013
sycholect's Avatar


What a load of tosh

Shall I tell you the current options menu for Fifa 13

Windowed mode / fullscreen

Render Quality
Very low - low - medium - high

Off - 2 - 4

Lock to 30 fps - lock to 60 fps

Here is the audio options

Voice chat on / off

Wow *****ing thanks EA, the problems are not PC architecture its your laziness.
There are indies who are hounded after by mafias that have a better options menu than you do.
Posted 12:51 on 18 June 2013
Karlius's Avatar

Karlius@ curthard89

doh!!!! I was expecting that idiotic comment!!
Posted 12:45 on 18 June 2013
curthard89's Avatar


Clearly my i5 3570k @ 4.6ghz along with 2 x GTX 690's, aka 4 x 680's wont run FIFA....right...
Posted 12:42 on 18 June 2013
Karlius's Avatar


That is very interesting. Obviously they know the specs of those playing I suppose.
Posted 12:07 on 18 June 2013

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