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FIFA 14 First Look: Pro Instincts

For the first time, players in FIFA 14 will be able to anticipate and respond with human-reactions through Pro Instincts. Players now have full awareness and context of what is unfolding around them - transforming physical play in the beautiful game.


Pro Instincts is made possible by EA SPORTS IGNITE that will power FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. EA SPORTS IGNITE features Future Physics technology that enables players to quickly analyze potential outcomes of what is about to occur around them. This infuses each player with human-like awareness, anticipation, instincts and most importantly, reaction times. All 22 players on the field now make intelligent decisions like they would in a real match, such as anticipating tackles, avoiding tacklers or bracing for physical challenges. 

With Pro Instincts, an attacking player will be aware of their opponents and can use an arm or turn their body to shrug off the challenge. Previously, players did not have this context of their surroundings, resulting in unrealistic and frustrating collisions with the opponent. In FIFA 14 they will recognize an oncoming slide tackle and be able to adjust their body movement to avoid the defender’s leg.

In unavoidable collisions, both players will brace themselves for the impact and extend their arms to break their fall or stumble as they try to regain their balance. For defenders, it is now possible to win the ball by gaining body position on a player and not having to rely solely on a tackle. 

Some examples of new FIFA 14 player movements made possible by Pro Instincts are:

  • Leg avoidance: players are able to skip over slide tackles and outstretched legs
  • Players can grab limbs when pushing/pulling
  • Arm locks while jostling for possession
  • Greater variety and new types of seal-outs
  • Bracing for ground contact when losing balance and falling

Pro Instincts will dramatically change the way each match is played. Organically avoiding tackles and using body positioning to win the ball will make matches feel natural and life-like.

Be sure to come back to for more on FIFA 14 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 throughout the next few months.

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