FIFA 14 producer expects to beat FIFA 13 sales, targets Call of Duty audience

"We want to create the best video game period," says developer

FIFA 14 producer Sebastian Enrique has boldly predicted that the upcoming game will outsell FIFA 13.


FIFA 13 sales surpassed 12 million units between the title's release last September and the end of 2012, according to publisher EA, but Enrique appears undaunted by the challenge of living up to last year's series entry.

"We have a very strong feature set so I am very confident that we can do better in terms of sales and numbers than FIFA 13," he told MCV.

While Enrique acknowledged the challenge FIFA 14 will face from the next PES instalment, which will be powered by Kojima Productions' Fox Engine, he said he wants FIFA 14 to steal some of Call of Duty's audience.

"I respect Konami a lot and they produce good games. A lot of people have played their games for ages. I think having competition is a good thing but we don't consider competition to just be Pro Evolution Soccer. Call of Duty is also competition.

"People that are playing Call of Duty are not playing FIFA. We want them to play FIFA and we achieve that by creating the best possible game that we can create. That's what we focus on."

EA officially announced FIFA 14 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC last week, noting that "additional formats" will be revealed in the coming months. It is currently seeking FIFA 14 testers for playtest sessions due to be held later this month and early next.

For more on the game, check out our first look FIFA 14 preview, this FIFA 14 interview, and these FIFA 14 videos showing off the new Pure Shot and Real Ball Physics features.