EA May Be Lazy With FIFA On Vita, But It’s Getting Scam-Worthy Now
As an owner of FIFA Football on PlayStation Vita, the debut FIFA title on the handheld platform, I know that it’s based on FIFA 11 gameplay and, aside from implementing some touch controls and redoing the player ratings, very little is significant or modern about the title.
I thought that would change with FIFA 13, but I stopped dead in my tracks and refused to purchase it when it drew criticism for being a repackaged version of FIFA Football, with only new player kits to boast about.
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Now, according to a Eurogamer report, it’s looking highly probable that FIFA 14 on PS Vita will again be nothing more than a reskin of previous installments.
EA Sports’ David Rutter latest comments suggests that this year’s FIFA on Vita will be no different, bar updated kits and rosters.
“There will be a Vita version, and it’ll be the same great gameplay,” Rutter told Eurogamer at Gamescom.
When asked whether that implies it’s the same gameplay that featured in the two previous games, Rutter confirmed: “It’s the same great gameplay and new kits.”
FIFA 14 on Vita is currently being developed separately by a Romania-based EA studio.
There was a great deal of frustration over FIFA 13 last year from fans with regards to the lack of pre-release information and the game charging gamers full price.
When asked if EA would consider reducing the price of FIFA 14, Rutter said: “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.”
I don’t know about you, but this is absolutely poor from EA. Refusing to even upgrade the game after two iterations despite making the first game based on an older FIFA game is honestly pathetic. While we can’t know what FIFA 14 on Vita is like until we play it, Rutter’s comments seem to be pretty final about the matter.
This to me is exactly like Dead Island: Riptide and Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, although at least the latter came at a lower price. Reskinning and re-releasing virtually the same game for full price is something I feel is scam-worthy, and it should be considered unacceptable.
If you’re happy to pay between R350 and R400 for the same game with new kits and rosters, then I worry for your sanity.