FIFA has been around since, well, forever. Each and every year we see a new FIFA box on store shelves and it used to be that we’d be quite excited about it. However, these days it’s a little less exciting as the game’s updates have become a little more trivial than revolutionary. Many gamers have called for EA to just release the base game and then update it every year without pushing out a full-priced boxed product. It’s a move that would surely kick EA in the finances, but it would curry favour with the series’ massive fan base.
EA’s Peter Moore seems to think that it may be a possibility, too. In a recent interview with the guys at Gamespot, Peter Moore acknowledged that sports games have come under fire for being pushed out every year with menial updates, but he also thinks that in the future there may be a place for a yearly update, but for the time being “there is still a thirst for a great, brand-new boxed game.” Looks like we’ll be forking out for a new game every year for the forseeable future, then…
Star Wars Battlefront was also on the table during the chat. When asked why the game won’t ship with a full-on single-player experience, Peter Moore stated that “very few people actually play the single-player on these kinds of games” going on with “that’s what the data points too.”
Urm, we’re not so sure about that. We’re quite partial to a single-player campaign, even in Battlefield and Call of Duty, both of which rely heavily on their multiplayer components to draw players in and keep them there until the next game comes out.
What do you reckon? Would you prefer to see a yearly downloadable update for FIFA, and do you play the single-player campaigns in big-name shooters? Let us know down below.
Star Wars: Battlefront releases on November 17th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you reckon the force is still strong in this one then you can pre-order here.