FIFA 14 targeting Call of Duty audience
Expectations are high for the recently announced FIFA 14. Outlook for the next installment of EA's extremely popular franchise is so positive that its producer, Sebastian Enrique, is no longer considering other soccer games -- Pro Evolution Soccer -- the only competition.
"I respect Konami a lot and they produce good games. A lot of people have played their games for ages. I think having competition is a good thing but we don't consider competition to just be Pro Evolution Soccer. Call of Duty is also competition.
"People that are playing Call of Duty are not playing FIFA. We want them to play FIFA and we achieve that by creating the best possible game that we can create," FIFA 14 producer Sebastian Enrique said. "That's what we focus on."
Looking ahead towards the game's launch later this year, Enrique expects FIFA 14 sales to surpass that of FIFA 13 which, as of the end of 2012, sold 12 million units. FIFA 14 is officially announced for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC; however, EA noted that "additional formats" will be revealed in the coming months. As for Call of Duty, Activision hasn't yet announced its next installment, but I'm expecting it will be revealed alongside the next Xbox.