EA Sports Confirms Next-Gen FIFA World Cup Title as Digital Revenues Soar to $145m
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EA Sports is developing a FIFA World Cup title, Electronic Arts has confirmed.

The game was mentioned during last night’s EA investor call by CEO Andrew Wilson and CFO Blake Jorgensen, suggesting that perhaps the company will not go down the route of releasing the content as an expansion, like it did for FIFA 12 with UEFA Euro 2012.

"In the last 2 weeks, you've also seen several announcements about our product slate for the remainder of this year and into FY '15," said Wilson. "We are refining our focus on our biggest brands and great new IP in development, including The Sims 4, EA SPORTS UFC, FIFA World Cup and Dragon Age: Inquisition."

The investor call also revealed that FIFA generated $145 million in net revenue from digital sales during the six months between April and September, a 25 per cent rise over the same period last year.

The rise is being put down to the popularity of FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode. "On a year-to-date basis, FIFA Ultimate Team, NCAA Football Ultimate Team, Madden NFL Ultimate Team and NHL Hockey Ultimate Team each grew year over year and drove digital net revenue growth," said EA.

Despite this, however, EA still recorded an overall loss of $273 million for the period.

You can read our preview of next-gen FIFA 14 here. The game is out at launch for Xbox One.


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Comment #1 by coldman1
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 06:45:49 AM
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Ah don't mind i enjoyed the South Africa FIFA world cup game

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Comment #2 by SeraphTC
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 06:51:32 AM
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I quite liked the last one being DLC. I'd say I'm sure it won't be full price given the inevitably reduced amount of content, but ofc it will be.

I do love me some FIFA though, I'll probably buy it anyway (yeah, I know that only encourages them to repeat this process, but I really like the

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Comment #3 by keymanu1
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 06:56:06 AM
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Not too excited about this, without doubt they'll charge full retail price for the game and once the World Cup is over, there won't be long to wait for Fifa 15.

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Comment #4 by SupaDupaReaps
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 07:52:45 AM
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I remember the last World Cup game was much better than the FIFA that year, and probably better than the one after aswell

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Comment #6 by oO Troggy Oo
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 08:33:44 AM
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The Euro DLC was absolutely diabolical. South Africa World Cup was one of my favourite FIFA games ever! So bring it on! :)

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Comment #7 by DStyles
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 01:02:32 PM
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I'm glad they won't release a DLC expansion for the World Cup game. I really disliked the UEFA Euro expansion, you we're not able to play the qualifiers just the tournament. Really takes the fun out of the game.

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Comment #8 by NATH4Nx
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 02:13:01 PM
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After the last FIFA world cup game dont see this being a problem

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Comment #9 by SpectrumFlash
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 03:04:32 PM
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I loved 2010 South Africa World Cup. I'll definitely pick this up if it comes for the Xbox One.

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Comment #10 by taffaroo97
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 @ 05:40:16 PM
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Is it just next-gen or for current gen?

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