It’s That Time Of The Year Again Folks
As many of you may already know, Madden FNL 25 and FIFA 14 will be available on both current and next-gen consoles. And for a lot of gamers, the wait until the next-gen release is just too much to bear for the recycled sports games. So we can assume that the August 27th launch of Madden NFL 25 on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 will be met with much success. Same of course goes for the September 24th release of FIFA 14. But what should players who need their sports fix now, but also want the next-gen treatment at the end of the year? Well let’s just say i hope you have $120 handy. But i do have some news that might sooth the sting slightly.
EA has announced that players will be able to transfer data from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Madden NFL 25 and FIFA Soccer 14 to either their Xbox One or PlayStation 4 counterparts. According to EA, players will be able to “transfer up to 1,100 Madden Ultimate Team items onto next-gen consoles, giving you a head-start in building your squad.”
“Players who log into Madden NFL 25 on next-gen consoles with their Origin Account and respective Xbox Live or Sony Entertainment Network accounts will be able to bring over 100 active items (45 players and 55 items from the their roster) as well as up to 1,000 reserve items from their games on current generation systems. These players and items can still be used in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game as well, but cannot be auctioned or traded.”
The gamers who are willing to take the plunge from current to next-gen systems will be rewarded with six Madden Ultimate Team All Pro packs for use on Xbox One or PS4. This offer will only be available “once per next-generation console.” Says EA.
Don’t think that these incentives are exclusive to Madden though! FIFA Soccer 14 Ultimate Team data will also transfer from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. “fans will be able to access their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team full roster, in-game items and in-game currency (coins) from either console. so fans will be able to compete with their squads on either console throughout the season,” and “fans who begin their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team experience on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will maintain their current division in Seasons mode on the new consoles.”
So what will it be football fans? Will you be able to wait until the launch on the next systems. Or is the anticipation just too much? And if you do buy for current gen, will you also buy next-gen and transfer? Or just stick with what you got?