EA Sports is yet to officially announce announce that a new installment in the FIFA franchise is in the works for next-gen consoles, but the label’s boss Andrew Wilson has stated that the company is “very well prepared” to go head-to-head with Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer.
Wilson told CVG that the company will be similarly aggressive to Konami in their rollout of a next-gen FIFA.
“We are working diligently. We learnt a lot through the last transition and we have not rested on our laurels once. I think right now we are the people’s game. We have a responsibility and an obligation to them to continue to deliver great games and in the advent of a new console cycle I think we are very well prepared to deliver against that,” he told the publication.
Offering indication as to what gamers can expect from a next-gen FIFA, Wilson placed great emphasis on the “overall experience”, including “while you’re away from the television”. With iPhone and Facebook integration both already apart of FIFA in the current-gen, Wilson stated that “that’s what the future looks like, and the good news is, that’s what we’re doing now.”
Wilson further went on to praise next-gen development, claiming that it has opened doors for what the company is able to achieve. “We can deliver gamers even more compelling and engaging experiences that expand across platforms, geographies, business models and ultimately throughout years where again, what FIFA is doing this year you never have to reset your level again,” he stated.
Dispelling concerns of possible difficulty in next-gen development, Wilson went on to state that company had a “walk up start” due to the company’s diligence. “As we get more processing power and integrated connection between these platforms, our job only gets easier.”