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PS4 and Xbox One EA Launch Titles Dated

by William Schwartz

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Electronic Arts has recently announced the street dates for the upcoming Madden NFL 25, Fifa 14 and Battlefield 4 for the Xbox One and PS4. In his blog post, COO Peter Moore stated that Madden NFL 25, Fifa 14 and Battlefield 4 will launch November 19 in the U.S. and November 21 in Europe for the Xbox One and November 12 in the U.S. and November 29 in Europe for the PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 4 is scheduled to launch on November 15 in the U.S. and November 29 in Europe while the Xbox One is scheduled to release on November 22 worldwide. This means the games are scheduled to be released before the console launches. This is done so publishers can stick to a conventional schedule and avoid distribution problems before the launch of new hardware.

All three games will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC before the next-gen hardware, with Madden NFL 25 released on August 27. Fifa 14 will be released in North America on September 24 and worldwide September 27. Battlefield 4 will be released worldwide on October 29.

EA already has a program in place with select retailers that allows you to buy Madden NFL 25, Fifa 14 and/or Battlefield 4 on current gen consoles and then upgrade that game to next-gen consoles for as little as ten dollars. Also, according to Peter Moore, certain content will carry over from the current gen version to the next gen version. He indicated that stats and unlocks from Battlefield 4 and Ultimate Teams for Fifa 14 and Madden NFL 25 will carry over. This is also in line with Microsoft announcing the “Season Pass Guarantee” that allows you to obtain a season pass for select Xbox 360 games and receive the download equivalent on the Xbox One.

In other news, Microsoft has teased an image of the “very first Xbox One off the assembly line” if the tweet by Major Nelson is anything to go by.

This is a few weeks after Major Nelson also that the first Xbox One shipments were loaded and prepared to sent to retailers.

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