Game producer Matt Prior has stated that 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will be “the most accessible FIFA game we’ve ever made.”
According to an IGN report, Prior wants the game to be as open to new players as possible, implementing a number of features to ensure this happens. For example, the training mode will be more “naturally integrated”, new multiplayer modes are planned, and a two-button control method will be introduced.
2014 FIFA World Cup will be a completely standalone title, not compatible with the DLC for previous games. According to Prior, this would “alienate the forty-six percent of players who are inspired to jump aboard just once every four years, when the World Cup rolls around.”
“You’re very limited with what you can do with DLC,” claims Prior in the IGN article. ”For example we can’t make AI updates through DLC because of the architecture of our AI. As DLC we can’t do it justice and, basically, we want to make this a big feature-rich game and that’s not constrained by things like maximum DLC file-size.”
Let us know in the comments whether you with EA’s decision to keep the World Cup release standalone, and whether you believe the series needs an entry that focuses further on accessibility.
Beta version 1.0.0 of Fallout: Project Brazil was released earlier today. Project Brazil, a huge fan-made mod for Fallout: New Vegas features a new world, new quests and 5000 lines of professionally recorded dialogue. Read more in the article we posted earlier this week.
Project Brazil requires only a PC copy of Fallout: New Vegas to play, and can be downloaded here, for free!
Fallout: Project Brazil is pretty extraordinary. A fan-made mod, this expansion for Fallout: New Vegas has been over four years in the making. The mod features a whole new game world, main quest, side quests and 5000 lines of professionally recorded dialogue.
The mod will be released in three ‘installments’, similar to the episodes of the Half-Life 2 series (though hopefully with less time in between). From the Project Brazil Nexus site:
Project Brazil tells the story of your player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, on the night of the last big Vault-Ball game of the season. The consequences of your player’s decision to dodge or tackle Johnny Matheson shapes the rest of their life, playing as an computer Nerd or a popular Athlete. When the war finally reaches the Vault after one prominent figure turns out to be a member of the Enclave, a civil war erupts overnight, forcing the player to pick a side and escape into the wasteland with their rag-tag party of Robots and Friends.
As well as the new storyline and world, the game two brand new radio stations, playing music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. They will also feature weather reports, news and commentary on the player’s progress.
The mod is available for anyone with a PC version of Fallout: New Vegas, and is completely free. Downloads and donations can be found here.