FIFA 14: next-gen build not hitting PC as users have low-spec machines

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:14 GMT By Dave Cook

FIFA 14 is heading to PC this year, but it won’t be powered by EA’s next-gen Ignite Engine. The reason, the publisher says, is that too many people still have low-spec rigs that can’t handle the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game.

Speaking with Polygon, EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson said “Even though there were some PCs on the marketplace that could run that engine, the lion’s share of PCs on the marketplace could not,” and added, “The majority of the gamer base that was playing the game on PC did not have a PC spec that would work with that.”

Although FIFA 14 will launch in its current-gen form on PC, Wilson didn’t rule out the next-gen Ignite version further down the line. He said, “So could I see the potential for EA Sports Ignite to make it to PC in the future? Yes, I think it’s possible, but a couple of things need to happen.”

In order for it to happen, EA Sports would need to see the average spec of FIFA PC players increase across the board.

So what do you think? Will this rise happen in time for the next-gen FIFA 14 launch, or will it be a while yet?

Thanks MCV.