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Next-gen EA games to go on sale 3 days before the new consoles

Electronic Arts has announced next-gen release dates for FIFA 14, Madden 25 and Battlefield 4. The dates are unusual as they pre-date the release of the next-gen consoles themselves. According to EA's Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore's blog post on ea.com, the street dates for these three titles on next-generation consoles are: Nov. 19 (North America)/Nov. 21 (Europe) for Xbox One and Nov. 12 (North America)/Nov. 29 (Europe) for PlayStation 4.

PS4 and Xbox One release on November 15 and 22 respectively in the US, meaning some gamers will be able to gaze longingly at their next-gen copies of Battlefield 4 for three whole days before being able to play it. The European launch dates for the new machines are Nov 29 for PS4 and Nov 22 for Xbox One, appearing alongside the new machines on Day 1.

Moore also reminded gamers that anyone purchasing the current-gen version of these games can upgrade to the next-gen version for a small fee later on--as little as $10 with participating retailers. Some features like FIFA's Ultimate Team and Battlefield's stats will be transferable from current-gen to next, allowing gamers to 'get a jump' on everyone else if they play the Xbox 360/PS3 versions of the games first.

If you're after more than just EA's launch line-up, why not check out our lists of every PS4 launch title and every Xbox One launch game as well as lists of every PS4 game announced so far and every Xbox One game confirmed so far.

2 comments

  • GOD - September 17, 2013 1:45 a.m.

    On this note, I wonder if anyone could enlighten about a thought I had. Since the current generation is where online really took off and we haven't crossed this bridge before, will the current gen servers for online games that are coming out cross generation, share servers across generation as well? I know that COD PS3 and 360 won't share servers, but since Gamertags and PSN IDs carry over, will PS3 and PS4 share servers for the cross generation games? and the same for 360 and Xbox One?
  • Demon_Krauser - September 16, 2013 6:59 a.m.

    I can only imagine the torment people will feel while waiting to play their game.

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