How’s Next Gen FIFA 14 Looking These Days?

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Continuing our recent comparisons of next-gen console sports games to their current-gen counterparts, today we check in with new screenshots and the official gameplay trailer for FIFA 14 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Like Madden and NBA Live, you will be hard pressed to find a huge graphical upgrade. I mean, does the PS4 screenshot up top or this Xbox One screenshot…

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…look significantly different from this one captured from the Xbox 360 version?

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I would say not. Better, yes, but only marginally so. And the game doesn’t quite live up to the same high level of detail as these previous images released back at E3.

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Still, it’s not like the game looks ugly or anything. From what’s been shown of EA Sports’ next-gen lineup so far, I would say FIFA 14 has a clear edge over Madden and NBA Live. In fact, when you see things in motion–check the new trailer below–the little details shine through and put on a more impressive showing. Those next-gen crowds are especially jaw-dropping, and details like that can make all the difference in terms of evolving the sports arena atmosphere from what has been possible on current hardware. It’s not just about having uncanny valley player models, ya know.

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