EA Sports will patch FIFA 14 at launch to address a few niggling technical issues, but are also looking into some potential balance issues stemming from over-powered corners, finesse shots and through balls.
According to a new forum post from an EA Sports community manager, a title update will be able to download this Friday, which will address some "freezes," "stability issues," and bugs within the Skill Games and Creation Centre. EA urges early access players to download the patch before continuing in earnest.
Good to know, but the potential for over-powered attacking is likely to leave some players a little concerned, prompting the developers into action. "Our commitment to improve FIFA 14 is ongoing, and regular feedback from our fans helps us prioritise and identify future improvements," the post continues. "We wanted to take this opportunity to address a few more items that we continue to work towards. Firstly, we got some great feedback on gameplay during the demo and early access period, including:
- "The effectiveness of headers from corner kicks and crosses.
- "The effectiveness of finesse shots.
- "The accuracy of lofted through-balls.
We look to update you in the near future with good news on the identified gameplay tweaks."
As mentioned, FIFA 14 is out this Friday on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Early reviews are very promising, but with PES 2014 bringing numerous improvements to the table, this year's battle for footy dominance is going to be a much more interesting affair.