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EA Sports’ Ignite Engine Not Coming To PC, At Least, For Now

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EA Sports held its conference last week during the EA press conference at E3 and revealed the new Ignite engine that will be coming to Madden 25, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14 and EA Sports UFC. The engine will only appear on next gen consoles for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but it will unfortunately not be able to translate onto the PC version of FIFA 14, the only remaining property EA still releases on PC. This is what they had to say in an interview with Polygon.

“Even though there were some PCs on the marketplace that could run that engine, the lion’s share of PCs on the marketplace could not,” said Wilson, referring to the technology that made it into FIFA 11. “And the majority of the gamer base that was playing the game on PC did not have a PC spec that would work with that.”

So, looking at what EA Sports is saying here is that , PC’s wouldn’t be able to support the Ignite engine for this falls releases. This will be the first time that two FIFA releases will be supported by different engines internally and could end up providing vastly different gameplay experiences. What do you guys think?

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Pokémon Developer Game Freak Emphasizes Original Game Creation

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Game Freak, best known for the Pokémon franchise, is starting to emphasize and prioritize original game creation.

In an interview with Video Game Chronicle, Masayuki Onoue, a director at Game Freak, says that the company has launched Gear Project, an initiative in which developers pitch ideas during slower periods between big releases to create more original games other than just Pokémon.

Onoue also spoke about Production Team 1 and Team 2 at Game Freak, the first prioritizing Gear Project for the company as a whole and the second focusing on Pokemon. He noted that Gear Project allows the developers to gain more experience working on different platforms such as PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, as well as transferring new skills and techniques they learned back to the Pokémon team.

Some of the games that Game Freak has released so far through Gear Project are HarmoKnight, Pocket Card Jockey, Tembo the Badass Elephant, and Giga Wrecker. Game Freak is also developing Town, an RPG game that was shown off in a Nintendo Direct back in September 2018 and is due out this year.

Additionally, Game Freak is working on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the latest entries in Nintendo’s flagship franchise. Both of those are set to release later this year.

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