EA Sports FC 24: New Madden reveals spell BAD news for old-gen players

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There are plenty of questions in the air surrounding the release of EA Sports FC 24, with the start of a brand new era raising plenty of eyebrows.

One such question is about the status of old-generation consoles, with confusion over whether EA FC will release on PS4 or Xbox One at all.

Whilst full details haven't yet been confirmed, we can take a look at the recent Madden reveals to give us an indication of what may be coming next.

With that in mind, let's take a look at how old-generation console players may fare come the release of EA Sports FC 24.

EA Sports FC 24 Old-Generation

No one is yet sure as to where the land lies regarding the release of EA Sports FC 24 on the old-generation consoles.

The launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S has meant more opportunities and, more importantly, more capabilities.

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LEVEL UP - EA Sports FC 24 could be a next-gen only release

With EA always trying to outdo themselves with new gameplay options and modes, the power of the new consoles has certainly served to assist their urge to move forward.

As demonstrated in the features reveal for Madden 24, many of the new modes and gameplay features are locked to next-gen consoles, with Xbox One and PS4 players set to be left behind.

Whilst nothing has been confirmed, this could very much be the case when it comes to the release of EA Sports FC 24.

Madden 24 Reveals

The recent reveals for Madden 24 have set alarm bells ringing for old-generation console players, with many of the new modes and features not arriving on the PS4 and Xbox Series X|S.

Effectively, the Madden 24 release on PS4 and Xbox One will be near-identical to that of the previous iteration, with only minor aesthetic and gameplay changes being implemented.

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EXCLUSIVE FEATURES - Madden 24 features next-gen only game modes

Given that new-generation consoles have been out on the market for some time, this switch hasn't come as a surprise, but it's the first sign for old-gen players that things are moving in a new direction.

When it comes to EA Sports FC 24, another title developed by EA, we're expecting similar cuts to be made for old-gen console players.

Warning Signs

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the release of EA Sports FC 24 on old-gen consoles.

Either EA releases a lesser version of the game, giving PS4 and Xbox One players at least something to entertain themselves, or they make the start of this new era a next-gen-only experience.

Madden 24's feature reveals would suggest the former, but it's also worth remembering that EA FC is the start of something new, meaning there's no real template to fall back on.

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NEW ERA - EA Sports FC 24 will release in 2023

In that case, it wouldn't surprise us to see EA ditch PS4 and Xbox One players entirely, catering to the next-gen audience by producing a game that doesn't compromise in any aspect.

EA has made it clear that this game is the start of a brand-new era and any false starts are bound to garner heavy scrutiny.

Whilst we can never be certain until official information arrives, we fear that these signifiers could be the motivation old-gen console players need to level up their game.

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