Sagging sales of PlayStation Vita units seems to have soured EA on the platform, although not enough to pull annual releases of FIFA from the platform.
Much like FIFA on Wii in 2012, FIFA 14 for Vita finds itself as a re-skin of the 2012 release, which in turn was skinned over from 2011.
If nothing else, EA is being open as to the dry development conditions on Sony’s handheld. Asked about the pricing and features, EA’s Dave Rutter told Pocket Gamer:
“I have nothing to do with the prices, but I’ll be clear, it’s the same great gameplay. And obviously with any new kits.”
New teams. That’s it. For the same price. Comments are eerily similar to probings from Wired about the Wii situation from last year, stating FIFA 13 had, “the same great gameplay” and EA, “felt it was important to continue to offer fans the opportunity to play an authentic football experience on Wii.”
In other words, roster update.