FIFA archive

  • World Cup to be shot in 4K by Sony and England could feature
    Home Cinema

    World Cup to be shot in 4K by Sony and England could feature

    By 3 April 2014

    Sony has revealed that several matches of the World Cup in Brazil this summer will be shot in 4K, but there are no plans to broadcast the ultra high definition content generated. Instead, it will be used as part of an official film made by Sony and FIFA...

  • New FIFA game coming in time for this summer's footy extravagaza: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
    Gaming

    New FIFA game coming in time for this summer's footy extravagaza: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    By 6 February 2014

    Electronic Arts will release a new, standalone FIFA title this summer in time for the World Cup in Brazil. Full name 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the game is a reworking of the current FIFA 14 game engine, but with a few tweaks and new gameplay improvements....

  • Official FIFA iOS and Android apps now out, offering live coverage of 2014 World Cup final draw
    Apps

    Official FIFA iOS and Android apps now out, offering live coverage of 2014 World Cup final draw

    By 29 November 2013

    FIFA has introduced a set of new apps which it hopes football fans will use to watch the final draw for the 2014 World Cup. The apps, which will stream live coverage of the World Cup draw on 6 December, are now available for iPhone, iPad and Android....

  • FIFA 2014 World Cup Final to be filmed and broadcast in 4K
    Televisions

    FIFA 2014 World Cup Final to be filmed and broadcast in 4K

    By 13 September 2013

    Following 4K testing at the FIFA Confederations Cup last summer, Sony and FIFA both announced that the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil would be filmed and broadcast in 4K. "The World Cup Final in 4K is the next natural evolution. We needed to be sure...

  • FIFA 14 launch date set for late-September on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
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    FIFA 14 launch date set for late-September on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

    By 23 May 2013

    Get ready football fans. Electronic Arts announced on Thursday that FIFA 14 will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, starting on 24 September in North America and 27 September worldwide. Of course, the game studio hasn't given a date for...

  • FIFA 14 will be shown-off at next-gen Xbox reveal on Tuesday
    Gaming

    FIFA 14 will be shown-off at next-gen Xbox reveal on Tuesday

    By 20 May 2013

    Microsoft is set to unveil the next-generation Xbox on Tuesday, and with it comes games. Now we know at least one of them will be the next-generation of Fifa - FIFA 14. The EA Sports account on Facebook posted a teaser for the FIFA 14 title, saying "see...

  • FIFA 23 on its way, as EA extends licensing deal
    Gaming

    FIFA 23 on its way, as EA extends licensing deal

    By 8 May 2013

    Electronic Arts has extended its licence with FIFA to run until 31 December 2022, which effectively means we'll see a FIFA 23, although on what formats we can only guess: PlayStation 5? Xbox 1440? The company has been publishing FIFA-branded football...

  • FIFA to use goal-line technology at 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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    FIFA to use goal-line technology at 2014 World Cup in Brazil

    By 19 February 2013

    FIFA has approved the use of goal-line technology for the 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil. The exact form of tech to be adopted is yet to be decided, with manufacturers being invited to tender bids, but it is hoped that the move will avoid controversy...

  • FIFA 13 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    FIFA 13 review

    By 1 October 2012

    The FIFA franchise is unique in the world of video games. Coming back with a new title each year, all surrounding the same sport, yet never feeling tired or boring - it consistently impresses. Each year in the build-up to the FIFA launch we try to second...

  • Goal line technology approved
    Sports Fitness

    Goal line technology approved

    By 5 July 2012

    The days of heated arguments of "did it" or "didn't it" go over the line are almost over after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) today agreed to approve the use of goal-line technology. "The IFAB unanimously decided to approve in principle...

  • Pre-order FIFA 13 Ultimate Edition now and you'll get exclusive bonus material
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    Pre-order FIFA 13 Ultimate Edition now and you'll get exclusive bonus material

    By 28 June 2012

    Football fans, whether you’re still recovering from England’s humbling defeat to Italy or whether you’re already looking forward to the Euro 2012 final on 1 July, EA Sports has a little something to whet your appetite. Pre-order the FIFA 13 Ultimate...

  • FIFA 13: Everything you need to know
    Gaming

    FIFA 13: Everything you need to know

    By 30 May 2012

    FIFA is back and even more hardcore than before. This time round it’s the attacking and ball control that has had a rethink. The result is an even more true-to-life football experience, complete with all the team and player-related trimmings you would...

  • FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012 review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    FIFA 12: UEFA Euro 2012 review

    By 27 April 2012

    Before we get into the meat of a review that may, we might as well warn you, be more negative than you’d expect, we have to say that we fully applaud EA for releasing its bi-annual licensed international tournament game as an add-on for the superb FIFA...

  • FIFA Street review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    FIFA Street review

    By 19 March 2012

    Like a lot of sports games these days, FIFA now comes in two flavours; the conventional FIFA titles that are released yearly and FIFA Street, the NBA Jam of soccer titles. This time around, EA has tightened up the nuts and bolts of the series, creating...

  • FIFA 12   review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    FIFA 12 review

    By 29 September 2011

    It's harder to write a FIFA 12 review than you might think. It was doddle when Pro Evolution Soccer was a viable contender, but it's been a fair few generations since that particular franchise has been in the same stadium, let alone on the same pitch....

  • VIDEO: Fifa 12 player impact engine revealed
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Fifa 12 player impact engine revealed

    By 2 June 2011

    Remember that early Fifa 12 footage which detailed gameplay and features? Well it got taken down, thankfully however video of the game has returned, this time in official form.  The footage details the game's new impact engine, which is what is responsible...

  • Fifa to consider using technology
    Sports Fitness

    Fifa to consider using technology

    By 29 June 2010

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who has been adamant in the past that goal line technology would not be coming to football whilst he is charge, has now admitted that Fifa need to reconsider its stance in light of what has happened at the World Cup, in particular...

  • FIFA sets up The Office in Slough
    Online

    FIFA sets up The Office in Slough

    By 2 June 2010

    Fifa has announced the details for its data farm that will cope with all the extra web traffic during the World Cup. Based in Slough, the data centre will have 75 whopping computers to deal with the estimated 70 million page views an hour that are expected...

  • EA brings FIFA to Facebook
    Gaming

    EA brings FIFA to Facebook

    By 11 May 2010

    EA Sports stories are like buses. You wait ages for one and then two come in quick succession. Hot on the heels of the news that EA plans to charge secondary owners of its sports titles to access online content, the game-giant has also announced that...

  • FIFA and Sony to detail 3D World Cup plans
    Home Cinema

    FIFA and Sony to detail 3D World Cup plans

    By 6 April 2010

    FIFA and Sony are to detail how they will film and let us watch the World Cup in 3D on Thursday. "The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and its partner Sony Corporation are joining forces to provide football fans around the...

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup to be filmed in 3D
    Home Cinema

    2010 FIFA World Cup to be filmed in 3D

    By 3 December 2009

    As well as being high def for some in the UK, the next World Cup will also be a 3D one, thanks to an agreement between Sony and FIFA for some of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be filmed in 3D. Up to 25 of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa matches will...

  • FIFA Manager 09 - PC review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    FIFA Manager 09 - PC review

    By 17 November 2008

    The FIFA Manager series has always struggled when compared to Sports Interactive’s Football Manager titles. While the latter was jam packed with intelligent AI, a realistic transfer system, and more tactical options than you could shake a hefty stick...

  • Guitar Hero World Tour dated for Europe
    Gaming

    Guitar Hero World Tour dated for Europe

    By 31 October 2008

    Hot on the heels of Rock Band 2 announcing its European release dates a few days ago, Activision has announced Guitar Hero World Tour will be released in Europe over a three weeks in November. The guitar and game bundles for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PS2...

  • Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game
    Gaming

    Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game

    By 31 October 2008

    Atari has announced that first person shooter The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, is to join its 2009 publishing line-up. The title will be the first in the franchise to come to next-gen consoles, and is scheduled for launch on Xbox 360,...

  • Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches
    Gaming

    Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches

    By 31 October 2008

    For those you that want to get your hands on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King at the earliest possible opportunity, Blizzard has released details of midnight store openings worldwide The UK event will take place at Oxford Street's HMV in London,...