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FIFA 14 launching Sept. 24 in North America on PS3, Xbox 360, PC

FIFA 14 will be released Sept. 24 in North America and Sept. 27 in Europe on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.

EA said earlier this week that FIFA 14 will also be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the company has yet to provide a more specific release window for those versions than "within the next 12 months." Both consoles are scheduled to launch later this year. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will run on Electronic Arts' new Ignite engine, which will power all of the publisher's sports titles on next-generation consoles, and the Xbox One version will include exclusive content for the popular FIFA Ultimate Team mode.

Ignite won't run on PC or Wii U — in fact, FIFA 14 won't be released on Nintendo's console at all. In addition to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, EA released FIFA 13 on PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2 last year, but the publisher has not announced FIFA 14 for any platforms beyond PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Fans who pre-order FIFA 14 will receive the Ultimate Pass, which includes 24 weeks of gold packs for FIFA Ultimate Team. Each weekly pack comes with 12 cards, one of which is guaranteed to be a rare item, and in general, the players in gold packs are rated at 75 or above in the game.

FIFA 14 developer EA Canada is adding new gameplay elements this year, such as Pure Shot for more realistic shots, and expanding the career mode with a feature called Global Scouting Network.

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