PC version of Fifa 14 won’t be using EA’s new Ignite engine


It took years for EA to offer PC users a proper version of Fifa with the same engine as its console counterparts. Fifa 13 finally managed that (apparently) gargantuan task, but EA is all set to put the PC version back to square one with the news that Fifa 14 on PC will not use the new ‘Ignite’ engine revealed today at Microsoft’s Xbox One conference.

That’s according to EA community manager Rob Hodson, who says on twitter: “Clarification for the PC related questions earlier – EA SPORTS IGNITE will power FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PS4, not PC.”

So much for my speculation that the Ignite engine would mean EA Sports titles could finally begin to utilise more of the PC’s raw hardware power. In fact, EA has opted to do quite the opposite; gimping the PC version at the very time when it and the Xbox One version should theoretically share more common architecture than ever before.

This presumably means Fifa 14 on PC will be using the same engine as last year.

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  • mmmmss

    So fifa 14 will be a re-skinned version of 13 on PC, meanwhile it will be something different on consoles. This is so stupid. We are not morons EA. At least I know i ain’t.

  • Peter Parrish

    Pretty much – I guess it’ll just be a set of squad updates and not much else.

  • shubhang

    F*cking EA you deserve to be the worst company in North america every year.i’ll be buying PES this year because of your stupid decisions

  • bruce

    Typical EA, a company run by morons, PC players rival console players easily, and they have basically just shunned 50% of their market in an attempt to save money, Hoping were all stupid enough to buy it anyway….Not this time.