The demo has been confirmed by the US PS3 division to be coming on April 1st, as yet an Xbox 360 and European PS3 demo have not been confirmed. Set for release exclusively on Xbox 360 and PS3, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will be officially released on April 17th in Europe.
The latest offering from EA’s massive FIFA series is conspicuously absent from the 8th Gen consoles. EA have defended this stating, "When we made the decision we considered a number of factors but most importantly we wanted to create a great game within our development resources that could reach as many people as possible and the way to do that was make our best game yet on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3”
When you consider that due to high import taxes a PS4 in Brazil is going to set you back around $1,700 (roughly £1,020) then it does seem justifiable to keep the FIFA World Cup game on 7th Gen consoles for the home nation fans.
Early hands-on impressions of FIFA World Cup Brazil give a sense that this game isn’t just a tie-in and that there are some advancements to keep 7th Gen players interested. Gameplay-wise defensive players will behave more realistically and a new ‘Explosive Movement’ feature will allow for quick acceleration and deceleration on and off the ball.
EA have also added over 15 hours of commentary so listening to the pundits repeat themselves shouldn’t happen too often.
Other PlayStation demos announced this week (and confirmed in the US for now) will be Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition for PS3 and the critically acclaimed Indie puzzler Fez for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita.
Please add your comment below if you’re waiting to get your hands on the World Cup FIFA title. If you’re already gaming on 8th gen are you annoyed by the fact you’re not getting a release? Would you consider going back to PS3/Xbox 360 to play 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil?