FIFA World Cup 2014 is in a full swing and everyone watches matches through all the night and eagerly discusses them next day. These days it worth mentioning that Sperasoft was happy to work on official championship video game which was published by EA Sports on PS3 and Xbox 360 back in April 2014.
It was really exciting to take part in this great game creation: using previous FIFA franchise EA titles as a basis add new features and convey spirit of the championship.
First of all, the whole feel and look of the game was changed to fit to festive championship atmosphere: hundreds of UI screens restyled to match to specific Brazilian color scheme, all 12 FIFA World Cup 2014 stadiums have been included with every detail, and of course all 203 FIFA-sanctioned nations are available including 7,469 licensed FIFA pro players.
In addition, during the match the user sees specific country flags and banners, crowd painted in national colors as well as hears 15 hours of pre-recorded in-game commentary.
To enhance the atmosphere even more the player’s performance is commented by 50 hours of audio that changes based on the outcome of his World Cup experience – DJs give feedback on how he has played in a previous match and what to expect in the next one.
When working on the title our primary focus was to help with various Game Modes implementation: some of them (e.g. ”Road to the FIFA World Cup™”, “Road to Rio de Janeiro”) are based on traditional main FIFA ones, some (e.g. “Captain your Country”, “Story of Finals”, “Story of Qualifying”) are purely World Cup specific modes and users buy the title to play them (or at any rate we hope so).
For example, in “Story of Finals” an hour after the real match in Brazil ends a set of challenges based on this match results are uploaded from server and available to play. The player can try to replicate a specific score-line or change the course of a match this way or other. CC earned in this mode (as well as in other ones though) can be used in FIFA14.
Time to play World Cup!
More information about game and features can be found here: