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Gamescom 2013 is underway and it’s already causing huge waves throughout the gaming industry. EA Sports today announced exclusive FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends content for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Legendary football players, such as Pelé, Patrick Vieira and David Seaman will all be joining the Ultimate Team mode in FIFA 14.
For the first time in the history of the franchise players will have the opportunity to craft their perfect Ultimate Team with a mix of legendary football superstars and today’s brightest players. Each Legend has been individually designed to better reflect the skills and abilities that made them legendary. All of the legendary players will be available in random Gold Packs at the beginning of the Xbox One launch.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends
|Gianfranco Zola||George Weah||Christian Vieri|
|Patrick Vieira||Ruud van Nistelrooy||Edwin van der Sar|
|Marco van Basten||Davor Šuker||Andriy Shevchenko|
|Teddy Sheringham||David Seaman||Frank Rijkaard|
|Robert Pirès||Dennis Bergkamp||Oliver Bierhoff|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Sol Campbell||Rui Costa|
|Hernán Crespo||Frank de Boer||Marcel Desailly|
|Paulo Futre||Stefan Effenberg||Robbie Fowler|
|Ruud Gullit||Gheorghe Hagi||Table Cell|
|Fernando Hierro||Filippo Inzaghi||Patrick Kluivert|
|Henrik Larsson||Jens Lehmann||Gary Lineker|
|Freddie Ljungberg||Paolo Maldini||Lothar Matthäus|
|Gary Neville||Michael Owen||Pelé|
“Our fans will be able to bring stars from different eras together to create teams and combinations they have previously only dreamed about,” said David Rutter, Executive Producer of FIFA 14. “ For the first time ever, you will be able to play with Pele and Messi in the same lineup. It is going to create a unique experience within our most popular game mode.”
It’s the latest in a long-line of exclusive content announced for the next-generation Xbox, but is it enough to counter the avalanche of bad press?
Despite the recent Xbox One announcement and its ever approaching release, the Xbox 360 still continues to perform well following numbers released by Microsoft. The Xbox 360 may be reaching the end of its shelf life, and that’s not surprising considering it was released in 2005, but that doesn’t mean the console isn’t still selling. Microsoft have announced that they have sold 1 million Xbox 360 units in the last 3 months, pushing lifetime sales up to an impressive 78.2 million.
Compared to the same time period last year the Xbox 360 has only dropped slightly, selling 1.1 million units for the same period in 2012. To put this in perspective the Playstation 3 has only managed to sell 77 million units since its release, giving the Xbox 360 a massive advantage of 1 million units. Seriously though, it really helps to show how close the console market is today.
That is of course until you include the Wii. The Nintendo console that everyone branded as the next “GameCube” has proven everyone wrong as it completely dominated this generation of home consoles. The Wii has sold almost 100 million units since its original launch, dominating both Sony and Microsoft.
So who’s your money on for the next-generation?
We may be a way off November 5th but that doesn’t stop Activision from cramming the hype train to its maximum capacity. The award-winning developers have just revealed details regarding a brand new pre-order incentive for fans of Call of Duty Ghosts. Available exclusively at GAME UK and GameStop Ireland, Call of Duty: Ghosts fans will unlock the Free Fall downloadable Bonus Map if they pre-order the game before release. Previously details on the map were scarce but Activison have stated that it will feature the brand new dynamic event system, giving players an ever-evolving map to experience.
Free Fall will see players battling it out in a falling skyscraper. The windows that once acted as an eye to the soaring skies now represent a deadly hazard as players explore the map with fragile glass underfoot. The once tall elevator shafts run in horizontal directions as the skyscraper continues to fall throughout the game, providing players with a real-time challenge. Will you adapt to the map changes or fall victim to the deadly decline in the structures stability?
“Dynamic map events change the way players approach the game, and Free Fall does a great job illustrating this new mechanic,” said Mark Rubin, executive producer at Infinity Ward. “As the match progresses, the geometry of the world continues to change and players need to adjust on the fly or else. It’s a really fun new feature that adds layers of strategy and constantly evolving gameplay options for players. And this is just one of the many new approaches we’re putting into Ghosts’ multiplayer across the board. There’s so much more that we look forward to sharing in the weeks to come.”
Accompanied by a brand new game engine, all new game features and a totally fresh storyline, Call of Duty: Ghosts is all ready to perform on par with its predecessors. The game will release on November 5th on all current platforms with next-generation dates yet to be revealed.