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FIFA 14
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FIFA 14 heads out the tunnel on Windows Phone

Time was we posted an article about a new Xbox Windows Phone game (or games!) every week like clockwork. Those days are long behind us, never to return again. But I do get to write about the weekly Xbox console releases, which is almost as fun. And this week we actually do have a new Xbox Windows Phone game, on the unusual day of Friday: FIFA 14 from Electronic Arts! We hear a last-minute bug kept it from releasing on Wednesday.

FIFA 14 is the latest in EA’s extremely popular football/soccer sports series. Last year’s FIFA 13 was originally a Nokia exclusive, and only just became available to all Windows Phone users a month ago. Now all of us (with phones that have 1 GB or more RAM) can enjoy this year’s rosters and new features. And unlike FIFA 13 – which sells for $4.99, this year’s game is free to play. More details and Store link after the break!

Features

FIFA 14

  • REAL PLAYERS. REAL TEAMS. REAL LEAGUES: Welcome to the most authentic football game on Windows Phone 8. Feel the excitement of every pass, shot, and tackle with new touch controls. Plus, live every moment of real-world football mastery with EA SPORTS™ Football Club Match Day.
  • FEEL THE PASSION: Featuring 34 leagues, over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players. From the English Premier League to La Liga and beyond. Plus, for the first time on mobile, listen to commentaries in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish!
  • BUILD YOUR ULTIMATE TEAM: Earn and trade, or buy and sell FIFA players to create your own fantasy team. Choose your play style, formation, kits, and more. Compete in tournaments to earn coins, then spend them on new players and items to improve your team. Play for free or purchase packs. The choices are endless!
  • FIFA FANATICS: Classic modes like Manager, and Kick Off are available for purchase in-game.

Good free to play or bad free to play?

FIFA 14

Unless you have a conservative mindset, there’s good free to play and bad free to play. Gameloft’s Real Soccer 2013 is what we call the bad kind, a game that asks for money at every turn and is extremely difficult to enjoy without paying. Is FIFA 14 better then?

Yes! The main game mode is Ultimate Team Mode, in which players manage a team and play its games throughout the season. That’s all you get for free, but make the “Unlock All” purchase and you’ll get Exhibition, Tournament, and Manager modes. Pretty much the same as just buying the game outright.

During the normal Ultimate Team Mode experience, you’ll also have the option of buying packs of cards to use for managing the team’s roster, upgrading their skills, and more. But you never have to pay real money if you don’t want to – the cards can be bought with soft currency earned through playing games. So FIFA 14 sounds like the good kind of free to play overall, and worth a download.

  • FIFA 14 – Windows Phone 8 (1 GB of RAM or higher) – 888 MB – Free – Store Link

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wp devs should make sure that the problem of unity engine should be fixed to make some limited apps to 1 gb available to devices with 512 mb devices also

 

 some hope in future it will be fixed , might be in wp8.1 update on announcement 

Acbuono5 says:

I usually never complain, but what does the first two sentences mean or are trying to say? Don't you guys review/edit peoples articles before posting them?

Paul Acevedo says:

There's nothing wrong with those sentences - the first one is just a little stylized. Serious question: is English your first language or second?

Switchfoot3r says:

I thought the same thing. English is not my mother tongue and sometimes I get a little confused by some sentences or wordings. But this time it looks fine to me. Kind of elaborated but ultimately well written, so I'm not sure what he means :/

papanoongaku says:

no, the first two sentences are vernacular english. i glossed over it at first, but on second looks, it's terrible. another textbook case of how spoken english is not always the best for writing.

also, you need a semicolon in the second sentence.

Paul Acevedo says:

I've already explained that they are idioms (see my comments below). You may dislike seeing them in writing, but figurative language adds flavor and makes things more interesting to read.

The second sentence doesn't need a colon because the second half of the sentence is not an independent clause. Not that I never make mistakes.

papanoongaku says:

guess i misread the second. but come on, fellow english major. if your first sentence has generated this much flak for being hard to understand on the first pass, then it's a bad sentence. it's actually become an impediment to understanding; and that is the worst kind of language. i understand you won't back down from your idiom defense, but a nice chunk of your english education should have covered the pitfalls of writing in vernacular english. I mean: you're not exactly Irvine Welsh, are you?

Paul Acevedo says:

That's cool that you're into English too.

You can describe any higher level writing as an impediment towards understanding for people who read at a lower level. I said this to someone else already, but being challenged by reading new words and phrases is actually good for readers (I studied to be an English teacher). People need to decipher meaning through context or look for help through outside sources when they can't do that.

If the whole article was filled with needlessly complex words or non-stop figurative language, then sure, I'd have gone too advanced in my writing. But one or two sentences with figurative language is not asking too much of anybody.

Hey Paul ,
can you please help me
i have downloaded the fifa 14 xap file and copied to my sd card
when i start the download it completes half and at the middle it shows"we are having trouble installing this app,retry."
and also it says "if this problem continues try uninstalling app and try again"
note my wifi will be connected.
pls help me to install

Switchfoot3r says:

I don't know what you mean. It looks well written to me. But maybe they already edited it.

Paul Acevedo says:

No, we didn't change it at all. But I can see how someone who didn't grow up with English could be confused by the wording in the first sentence. It would be silly of such a person to criticize our editing capabilities though.

Switchfoot3r says:

100% agreed. Maybe he's drunk? Hahaha Just kidding :)

greedypnguin says:

I disagree, I have an idea of what it meant, but the sentence structure doesn't look right.

Paul Acevedo says:

Like I said, it's stylized. But I'm willing to bow to your English degree if it's higher than mine.

Switchfoot3r says:

Are you kidding? It's obviously a problem of low reading comprehension skills. Just let them whine.

mr toes says:

There was a time we posted an article about a new Xbox windows phone game every week.
FTFY, now, bow to my English degree ;)

Paul Acevedo says:

Please see my reply to Warren in which I break down the idioms... But I'm glad you deciphered my meaning. ;)
 

mr toes says:

Understood, thanks for explaining more, I hadn't heard of that particular idiom before (maybe its more common in the US).

coip says:

I've got an English composition degree. The sentences are fine.

Anyway, this will officially be he first "free" game I give money too.

mr toes says:

Yeah same, I speak English as a first language and it looks incorrect to me, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt if you say it's right.

Warren Dance says:

I was born in Oxford, England where I have lived all my 27 years and that first sentence made buggar all sense to me. I kinda get what it's meant to say after reading a few times, but yeah, I don't get it at all.

Paul Acevedo says:

Okay, guys. To get more specific, the sentence makes use of idioms: a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.

  • Time was: there was a time when; at a time in the past.
  • Like clockwork: if something happens like clockwork, it happens at regular times

It's lazy writing. You are writing as you would speak and it doesn't translate well to written English using slang American. As your audience comprises all nationalities you should be aware. I write technical manuals for ESL (English as a Second Language) users and it's a prime consideration.

Paul Acevedo says:

I don't get how you could describe idioms as lazy writing. That's like calling metaphors and similes lazy. Figurative language (which includes idioms) makes writing more colorful and interesting to read. It's harder to use figurative language than nopt using it, but the payoff is worthwhile.

You're right that our audience does include ESL readers, but that doesn't mean we should dumb down everything to the simplest degree. That would be less satisfying to native English readers, who are still our primary audience. Obviously there are places in which plain language is a requirement (like your job), but that doesn't extend to online journalism and criticism.

mr toes says:

I dont believe it is lazy writing, but maybe you should consider using more universally understood English (such as my suggestion). I don't think this translation from spoken language works as well when written. You say idioms make it more 'satisfying' for native speakers, but this one just confused me. Maybe less is more in this case.

Acbuono5 says:

To answer your question Paul, English is my first and only language. Just skimming through the comments above, I guess you have a degree in English whereas I have a degree in engineering. Writing styles are completely different...i write in a that is technical yet easily to follow even if you don't understand or knew before hand the topic/material I'm writing about. You have all of the right in the English world to use idioms, metaphors, etc to spice up your writing but you have to consider your audience. To me (non-English) major, that first sentence sounded and still sounds like broken English...i believe you are trying to say: Its been long time since the days where we posted an article about a new Xbox WP game every week like clockwork. Unfortunately, those days are behind us and never to return again.

Nimdock says:

I agree. Knowing your audience is important.

 

I don't think anyone is saying that no idioms should ever be used but there are certain idioms that may sound strange even to native speakers. Writing without those is far from dumbing everything down.

 

If readers are giving feedback I think there must be a reason for it.

 

As a programmer I lost count of the times I have had to write a piece of code I disagree with my whole heart only because a customer wanted it.

Paul Acevedo says:

Feedback is always appreciated, but not all feedback is useful.

Also, there's something to be said for figuring out meaning through context. That's a vital skill for all readers. It's actually good for you to read new expressions and words and then learn them either by context, looking them up, or asking. Clearly some people don't like being challenged, but I maintain it's for the best.

Acbuono5 says:

You are joking about the not like being challenged comment? Right?

Acbuono5 says:

All and all, we have different writing styles which is to be expected. Like I said I come from a technical side, so when I write (especially my thesis which I'm working on) its imperative to write clearly where readers can understand what I am trying to explain or show. And my rule of thumb is if it sounds weird when I say it out loud then I have to rewrite whatever I wrote. Saying "Time was....etc" sounds weird to me maybe not you to you since you have an English degree. Guess I am a minority who thought that sounded weird

Paul Acevedo says:

Nothing wrong with not having been exposed to the expression before, man. I didn't mean to throw my degree around either, I just wanted you guys to know that I'm serious about language.

Acbuono5 says:

Its all good in the hood...i learned something new. I would throw around my degree too if i knew something i did was right and someone complained it was wrong.

Switchfoot3r says:

Man, are aware of the fact Paul --unlike you-- is not trying to explain anything in his article? He's simply informing. It is a total different writing style than the one you HAVE TO use. He doesn't have to be careful that he's using a level everyone can understand. He could do it, though, but he doesn't have to. You do. He doesn't. Simply put: he has to inform using proper English even if not everyone has the right language skills to understand the English level he chooses to use. He needs to use proper English and that's it. He did, so what's so bad about it? Just go and look up the words or idioms you don't understand. That's what dictionaries are meant for. After all, if every writer in the world had to use your writing style following your logic, thousands of words and expressions would be lost every day because couldn't be used since they're "too advanced for the average and ESL reader".

Switchfoot3r says:

He meant "there was a time when". I insist, I'm an ESL speaker myself and I got the meaning right away. Yes, the meaning is THAT clear.

Let me remind you this is an English website. Whoever comes here having English as a second or third language has to get used to native writing or, otherwise, go find another site written in their language.

Paul Acevedo says:

Thanks man. You show a much better attitude towards reading than some people.

Switchfoot3r says:

Don't mention it. It's what I've been taught at university so that I can become a good teacher and translator. On the other hand, it makes me sick that some people dare to call "lazy writing" something they can't understand because they're lazy readers.

BlackGoku says:

In Engineering we call it Jargon!

Switchfoot3r says:

I'm an ESL student; I study English Teaching and Translation and I find insulting what you're saying. At university, we're encouraged to read and listen to native English. The harder the better. We're supposed to get used to it and learn as many words, verbs, idioms and phrasal verbs as we can and to NEVER look for a water down version of a text. That's the only way we can improve our English skills and be better professionals.

Besides, I understood the article very well and found no mistakes being an ESL speaker myself, so that means an ESL speaker is able to understand whatever they want if they work hard on developing their English skills. Therefore, there's no reason for a native speaker to lower their English degree.

Warren Dance says:

Thanks for the explanation Paul.

inertiaNokia says:

I wish I was cool enough to criticize Paul Acevedo about incorporating personality into his articles by claiming my English degree(s) mean I am right and he is lazy. Maybe one day I'll be cool enough to criticize an author and not comment about the content relating to the article. Maybe one day! We all have dreams.

Wp_Shashwat says:

Still no support for 512... :(

ok now i don't mean to be rude. but there's only so much you can run on 512mb of ram. the OS itself takes up most of the ram. so, you know, mentioning it over and over and feeling bad about it won't change anything.
and you need to understand, as we go further into the future, games become more and more graphic intensive and hardware demanding. i guess by the beginning of next year you'll see some games that need minimum of 2gb ram and quad-cores to run. then all 92x, 82x, 8x, ativ S guys will whine too. but that is imminent.

Wp_Shashwat says:

But still! A majority of the Windows Phone population uses phones with 512 mb RAM.. So eventually, its a loss for the Developer..

A majority of the folks that have the lower end phones probably won't end up spending ANY money on the in app purchases. Not saying your one of those people but its true. What's the point of releasing a free game unless the game is choked full of ads? The developers need to make money. Return on investment for any free to play (fremium) game is dependent on people willing to pay. The minority that even pay will be on higher end phones.

kingenu says:

i agree with the point about  people with 512mb of ram but if a lumia 920 can't run games at the begining of next year because it needs 2gb then the game isn't a mobile game FGS

Grunt Attack says:

Try asking Microsoft to use a lot less ram in their next os update "Windows Phone 8.1" ?

Sagar Limaye says:

You say as if you know what goes into making an OS

Novron says:

How old will the 920 be by the beginning of next year?

Wp_Shashwat says:

But amazing it has finally come up!

joeynox says:

EW soccer . We need baseball and hockey games

It's called Football

Talk4Lig says:

In U.S it's called soccer, I know it's stupid, but that's how it is.

I know it is. Why not give it the name the other 99% of countries that play it call it by?

Novron says:

Because we already have a far superior game called "football."

Paul Acevedo says:

They really should have called it something else, though.

spinzeroWL says:

A far superior game that has now just become an advertising vessel.
I watched some of the Superbowl on TV. I simply could not understand how it gained such popularity. Time outs after most plays, stoppages almost every minute. Eurrrgh
On the flip side, I watched Ireland vs England in the Six Nations rugby. Now THAT is a sport! 40 minutes each way of relentless physical sport...and proper impacts (not the silly jostling that happens between guys wearing ridiculous amounts of body armour!).
Honestly, just have a look at the Six Nations on the BBC (if you can get access). You'll never hold American Football in such high regard after watching real titans duel it out in rugby.

Novron says:

We have Rugby, our kids play it.  They call it, "smear the queer."

I would like to see a professional version arise in the US but too many whiners already about injuries in football and they're f'n armored from head to toe.

mrdvos says:

Call it eggball!

enigmas006 says:

Because tackling each other and piling up like idiots is CLEARLY superior.

I'm from the US and would love to call it football here. Football is the most intuitive name you could think of for a game played entirely with your feet. I wish the sport was more popular over here. Maybe one day...

Novron says:

It's more boring than baseball.  May as well go to sleep until the last five minutes when they actually start playing.

_Emi_ says:

its either way, dont be ridiculous.... the person said it right.
in fact, in some countries I hear "football soccer" dont like it either? is it wrong?
I like more soccer when I speak in english and in spanish I say "futbol" (obviously) so am I wrong as well? even if I was born in a country where soccer is the main sport? in fact they are going to world cup, so its worse because now everything is about stupid boring world up.

so again, stop making problems where there isnt. Football or Soocer is perfectly fine to say.
but hey, I guess some people really need to get outside more and get some sunlight... really. :)

remmo says:

That's correct. It is Football. And actually, the American Football is less Foot + Ball than Soccer

coip says:

American Football used to be a lot more about the foot, but rule changes made that less and less the case as the 20th century wore on.

Anyway, the term soccer, for all the crap that British boys give it, actually originated in the UK, I believe. And the U.S. isn't the only country to call it soccer. Japan does too.

myoujin says:

Because Japan follow US.

Paul May says:

Paul, can you log into this game using your origin account and use your ultimate team you have already created? I assume not but thought I would ask.

Paul Acevedo says:

Not something I can test, but please let us know if it actually works.

Paul May says:

It allows you to sign in with your origin account but all your players from your console are not there. You must start from scratch which sucks. The achievements look cool though. I got 4 of them in the first two games.

yeoldgreat1 says:

I've got this game on my Android tablet and I'm downloading it for my 1020 now. For some reason my ultimate team on my Xbox is different from the team on my tablet. I'll report back once it's downloaded I've logged in to origin.

neo158 says:

I can tell you now that it doesn't import your Ultimate Team.

busngabb says:

Great. If only i didn't need 45gb of free space to install it. Will that ever be fixed on wp?

What's there to fix?

You can have 5gbs of space and try to install a 2gb game and your phone will sometimes say you need more space.

borasar says:

i think he means the other storage

zaidgkhan says:

Finally!! Yayy

busngabb says:

Seriously why cant i install an 900mb game on a phone with 2gb of free space?

amol071 says:

Download,from pc and transfer to SD card

Kashyapjani says:

What's the actual space it's taking after installation?

Marco Gomes1 says:

Its not just this game. Try asphalt 8 and tell me how that worked :)

TechAbstract says:

Maybe it's kind of like a compressed installer you download (900MB) from Store. It has to install another 2GB or so for game contents. You add up 900MB+2GB.

It clearly needs to unpack stop moaning.

busngabb says:

How much does it need? If that's the case they should quote the space needed as well as the download size.

Paul Acevedo says:

It's just a WP8 limitation that every app or game needs 4x the space in order to be installed. Sometimes we mention that, but in general you can work it out for yourself.

coip says:

Paul, did WPcentral stop covering Red Stripe deals? Or did I miss an article? I haven't seen anything about this weeks deal on WP (Shoot 1UP!) and Windows 8 (fishing...).

Paul Acevedo says:

Sorry to let you down on that... I usually write those and my schedule has been off since heading out to San Francisco last month. I'll get back into the swing of things soon.

coip says:

No worries. I found your review for Shoot 1UP and liked what I read so I picked it up. Not a bad shoot'em up for 99cents!

I love how nearly every game related article by Paul begins with something about Xbox Live branding. (sarcasm)

It's as if games aren't worth playing without Xbox Live.

Warren Dance says:

It means a lot more to other people than it does to you, clearly. Let's move on.

I am pretty sad that another game was released but isn't available here in Brazil! Worse: it has a Brazilian certificate in the store but can't be download it.
This also happened with AB SW2 and so many games. Please devs, remember to check if Brazilian was selected before submitting the game to the Store. I already found dozens of games that have Brazilian certificate in the store but aren't available to download. :'(

Change your region and download it i do it a lot

rvoje says:

What about performance on 920, 8x and similar devices?

920Walker says:

I played a couple of games on my 920. I can't compare it to any other phone based football games , as I never played any, but it played just fine. The touch controls are quite easy. I just chose a Barclays team and played; I didn't connect with an account or mess with any settings.

Bad no support for 512 mb ram

Vulak'Aerr says:

Windows Phone = proper noun. Capitalise please.

Oxymoron428 says:

I actually lol'ed at this! Good one Paul ;)

Vulak'Aerr says:

Funny man. Sorry, that sounded really anal of me. It made me twitch uncontrollably though... :-(

Paul Acevedo says:

No need to apologize. I appreciate the correction. :)

wapoz says:

Microsoft really dropped the ball with it's Xbox live certification for WP games.  They should have made it far easier for devs to submit their apps for certification, and made the update process for games once released far easier.  It's mindboggling that they made it so undesirable for most developers, especially considering that WP is stil under 5% global market share.

coip says:

Agreed. We're trying hard to convince them to fix it so that we can get more Xbox Live titles like FIFA 14. We have a two-pronged approach: 1. Go here (http://ow.ly/qMZ4z) to  learn about how to Tweet #SaveXboxWP to Microsoft executives, and 2. Go here (http://ow.ly/u7g3J) to vote in the official Uservoice forum.

kingenu says:

 im just happy that after months of waiting we finally have this 

Aashish13 says:

Feeling good EA has supported XBox live but feeling sad as I 512 MB ram owner. Never mind want WP to grow more. If in case it can become compatible then I dont need any other games except all FIFA editions

Xbox live, so great.
EA doing an awesome job with WP.
Yesterday Tetris Blitz had another update, they seem to get the job done very well despite this certification process...!
Makes Gameloft look even more shameful.

supadryz says:

Yep! I love Tetris Blitz & agree EA are supporting this very well. shame they have not chnaged the grind to 100,000 lines :(

 

Rem97 says:

Would be great if they brought 'Simpsons Tapped Out' to the platform.

neo158 says:

It would be even better if The Sims Freeplay was updated to include Cloud save support like the Android version.

Rem97 says:

I think they might, once WP8.1 is released.

Paul Acevedo says:

Yeah, that would be fantastic.

venom5150 says:

I want to install and play it but 1520 is full. I can't wait until 8.1. Tired of shuffling things around. I hope ea can start to bring more of their sport games like Madden, etc.

Paul Acevedo says:

Yeah, will be awesome to install games on SD!

Rick Smits says:

I'm hope they bring madden too.

920Walker says:

I'm craving NHL. Always been the only sport I can't get enough of watching.

maniakus says:

2,29 gb free = can't install, need MOAR space. Ridiculous

There must be an application which utilizes sd card space instead of ram... like in android phone!! Please developers do something!! A geneune request from all 512 MB wp8 device users

yeoldgreat1 says:

Ahh, the beauty of a 64Gb 1020, no more moaning about download requirements for apps.
*runs back to shelter after fanning flames*

Where you bought a 64gb

spinzeroWL says:

O2 in the UK probably.

Talk4Lig says:

No xbox live no 512mb ram support no 4K resolution no console graphics no download.

You want console graphics on a 512mb graphics. So demanding

Talk4Lig says:

It was sarcasm genius 

HomeBound12 says:

Can someone report back on how bad are in-app purchases?

How much to you need to fork to really enjoy all aspects of the game?

Also, can you play off line or do you need constant internet connection?

neo158 says:

Ultimate Team is included, the IAP is for all other game modes and here in the UK it's a £3.49 one time purchase and you can play it offline. You also have Origin Support as well if you want to use it.

aniket03 says:

Again no game for 512 mb ram devices. windows stop selling 512mb devices. Still waiting for black update on my lumia 620. Windows sucks

darklord12 says:

Well...fuck you -_-
you idiots don't want to buy a high end phone in the first place and then keep whining about the limitations of the cheap phones
-___-

Paul Acevedo says:

Please watch your language and be respectful to other commenters.

Talk4Lig says:

Be aware that aniket wasn't respectful either.

Paul Acevedo says:

Aniket's comment is immature, but not cussing at other commenters or calling them idiots is a hard rule here.

darklord12 says:

Ok.. I'm sorry
but he said "Windows Sucks" and that's why i replied

Paul Acevedo says:

No worries. Thanks man.

darklord12 says:

Sorry Mr. Paul and Mr. Aniket

colinkiama says:

Three words: Android and iOS

abdhoms says:

No commentary, no buy!

Rick Smits says:

Its hard to tell nowadays Paul.. People are so picky in the WP Community.

neo158 says:

Settings > Audio > Top option is commentary with a download button next to it, you're welcome ;-)

supadryz says:

Anyone have the achievement list for this game? I'm expecting it to be UT driven due to being free.

coip says:

You can get all the achievements playing the Game of the Week. There is not need to play the Ultimate Team mode if that's not your cup of tea. The achievements can be earned much vaster if you "buy" the game for $4.99, but even if you don't, all can be earned in the free mode and it's pretty reasonable.

y2kern says:

Wow an entire year late and Microsoft wonders why wp market share is not soaring.

Girl goes to store buys a lumia goes ,home chats with friends who have iphone and android ,her friends be like wow my candy crush score is so high. Girl Checks for candy crush in wp store nothing. Exchanges phone next day.

Microsoft does not understand the importance of apps and most of all trending apps

Killer kong
Dumb ways to die
Candy crush
its always late on windows phone, this should be a slogan.

This game came out a year ago on android and ios we get it when its no longer relevant frustration

uselessrobot says:

On principle, I've long since stopped buying anything from EA; they're too dispicable a company to support. Even when a game has me somewhat intrigued, like this. The fact that it's "free" means it's larded up with in-app purchase garbage that is disruptive to gameplay. So that makes my decision not to get this an easy one to make.

It disappoints me that Microsoft continues only allowing games from big name publishers to qualify for Xbox Live functionality. Microsoft continues to screw over the independent developers. It doesn't help that consumers are ignorant drones who punish the small guy for Microsoft making it impossible for them to get Xbox Live certification. If they wanted to make a statement they should refuse to download anything from the big name publishers.

HomeBound12 says:

You comment is not based on actual facts.

It's not the MS that's the problem, it's the issue of resources.

When you're a big company you have no problems allocating resources to get XBOX Live going. In matter of fact you probably have internal resources who know exactly how to make it happen.

Small companies do not have that privilage. When you have a staff of 5 or 10 you just don't have either the time or knowlege on how to make XBOX Live happen so most small companies don't bother.

Do you know what's the primary reason games are late on Windows Phone? Lack of resources and knowlege on how to make it happen. In matter of fact it's far worst than this: factor in the resources you need and how much will it cost you to port vs. how much money are you liekley to make and is it any wonder why so many small publishers are staying clear of WP Phones?

Developers usually start with iOS because they really only need to test on one device,

Android comes 2nd because there is money to be made there. But there is a problem: you need serious resources to test on many different devices.

And when you're small you're happy to make it to Android and iOS. Investing in staff training , hiring resources to make WP port happen are all costing time and money. And frequently, been counters come back and tell you that this investment just isn't worth the trouble. And XBOX Live is another complication on the top of it.

So we get WP Games late and no XBOX Live.

When you're big , like EA and have knowlege on how to do it in the house already than it happens.

When you're small you simply do not have that luxury.

Paul Acevedo says:

I mostly disagree with Uselessrobot, but his position does take into account one fact you're overlooking. Indie developers are not allowed to publish their games as Xbox Live titles on Windows Phone. Only large publishers like EA, Ubisoft, and Gameloft have that privilege. That's one major reason for the drop-off in Xbox WP titles, not just the lack of will/manpower from the developers.

theefman says:

We need to get Microsoft to include WP in their id@xbox program. Smartphone users will vastly outnumber console users, great market to cash in on.

coip says:

Just a reminder that one of the primary goals of the #SaveXboxWP movement is to convince Microsoft to extend ID(at)Xbox to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Click here for details.

TheDarKnight says:

Damn bro! FUT is fianlly here :D

Akash294 says:

Has anyone heard about real racing 3????......xD

darklord12 says:

Yea what about it?

anirban130 says:

All good games are for 1gb ram devices n craps are left for 512mb devices. Lol

darklord12 says:

Well..512 mb has its limitations.
if you want everything you must buy a Lumia 1020/1520

CageJ says:

Really FREE ? :O
No pay to win model any more?

neo158 says:

It's an IAP to play any mode other than UT, it's a one time purchase as well.

Is it impossible to install? LOL

I've deleted all my songs, two apps, two games... 1,9 GB free and "you have no space left to install this game".

Anyone knows how much space it needs to download?

Paul Acevedo says:

You probably need about 3.8 GB free to install. It's 4x the size of the download.

Ouch... well... I won't try this game anymore =p

Thanks a lot!

HomeBound12 says:

Do what I do... unistall buch of apps... install FIFA and reinstall buch of small apps...

(Use web browser on you desktop to access windows phone strore, go to your purchase history and simply click on "reinstall" for your already purchased small apps)

One of the negatives to owning a low spec device is less apps. Its a harsh fact of life.

supadryz says:

looks Like I won't be downloading it as not enough space by the sounds of it. hurry up Windows 8.1 update as have a Micro card with over 20GB of space. 

 

I really wish I could use a PS3 or Xbox wireless controller to play this on my phone...

Paul Acevedo says:

Or at least a MOGA controller. Would be cool.

kaantantr says:

I really dont see why 512mb owners keep whining. There is a reason you bought the low end phone. Its cheaper and as mentioned above, its a low end phone and has its limits that are a lot lower. You want good games, buy a capable phone.

coip says:

Not everyone is wealthy enough to purchase a high end phone. I am, and I have a 1GB phone, but I also don't have a problem with 512MB users complaining: these phones aren't incapable of running these games. The developers just haven't taken the time to opimize it. So, they're right to complain if it will entice more developers to optimize. Also, it's not good for Windows Phone to be be fragmented. Right now it's fragmented into WP7 devices, WP8 512MB devices, and WP8 1GB devices. Not good.

Nikhilarthan says:

Hi guys i want to purchase the game.when i press unlock in the game it is redirect to Xbox page and no payments available..i have Microsoft gift card...can't i buy the game with it

TrustySnooze says:

Now if only I had more space on my phone in order to download this Xbox title.

Wish they optimize for 512 MB RAM Devices.

milfermon21 says:

Keep dreaming, no one gives a shit about 512mb ram anymore

coip says:

Your comment was very helpful and supportive. I'm sure the original poster is greatful for your contribution.

Paul Acevedo says:

Don't worry; he earned a banning for that and some much nastier comments we deleted.

milfermon21 says:

Another awesome free game that most lumia users WILL NEVER ENJOY, way to go!!!!

pierrerv says:

To bad my 520 can't take this.

Is it scripted like all console versions?

coip says:

As awesome as it is that FIFA 14 lauched today with Xbox integration (I've been waiting fo this game since August), let's not overlook the fact that this is the first Xbox on WP release this year (Rayman Fiesta Run is still in soft launch status). So, one Xbox game since New Year's. Not good. Help us tell Microsoft what's up via #SaveXboxWP. Pretty please.

Good to have you man, keep at it!
Not so good: Game seems to have at least 3 glitched achievements (score 3/5 goals with the same player and score with all strikers). Hope I'm wrong, so let's see what others say.

coip says:

Thanks!

As for the achievements, I checked True Achievements (an online community for Xbox achievement hunters) for you and the game has been 100% completed already by several players. This doesn't mean those acheivements you mentioned aren't glitchy--they very well could be--but the good news is that it at least means they aren't unobtainable (as is the case with some Gameloft games).

Of course I'm aware of that site man! (Fresh LP, check it out)
Good to know, but it's strange for sure since I met those requirements several times...still thanks and good night!

...and got it. Turns out those achievements won't unlock in ultimate team mode. Match day did the job.

coip says:

Good to know! I likely would've been frustrated as well. Thanks for saving me the frustration.

AndyD33 says:

Hopefully we are past the English debate.

It appears that you can get all the achievements without paying for anything.  I already have 12 of them after playing for about an hour.

Did you unlock those achievements for scoring 3/5 goals with the same player?

I have a problem . Eventho i hv 3 GB free internal , it says I NEED SPACE . *heartbroken*

coip says:

Question about the Game of the Week. When I click on it it say sa new match is available and asks if I want to download it. Does this mean that every week, if I want to play an updated GotW, I have to download more and more data, taking up more and more megabytes? I'm imagining the game size balooning into the gigabytes, unless it deletes the old GotW data and replaces it? I doubt there is some in-game file size manager, and I'm worried that it'll fill up my phone and force me to uninstall and reinstall the game (thereby losing saved game data).

di_genius_7 says:

No its not the actual game that is been download again its just the fixtures updating, it scans the server for new games of the wk and the push new data to the game its like kb size does the same thing on PS3 and all other FIFA games

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