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FIFA 18: Could EA really axe the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions this year?

Early signs suggest older consoles are set to miss out

FIFA 17 isn’t the same game on Xbox 360 and Ps3.

While Xbox One, PC and PS4 owners enjoyed the new Frostbite Engine and The Journey – those on last-gen had neither of those features.

The backlash was monumental – with Amazon but one of many retailers swamped with complaints over the parred down game.

However, after a bit of digging, it seems EA plans to wind down the series on last-gen console imminently – even as soon as this year.


Speaking at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said the publisher will continue to release titles for last-generation consoles until 2017 (via Videogamer).

While he stressed this would be the ‘earliest’ the company would drop support for the Xbox 360 and Ps3, the signs are certainly moving towards FIFA 18 being a current-gen / PC exclusive.

There are still thousands of gamers who play on last-gen technology – especially given that a new console costs upwards of £200.

It’s not the first time last-gen gamers have had a parred down version of a blockbuster game.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (above) lacked an entire campaign mode on Xbox 360 and Ps3 – with only multiplayer available.

Maybe ditching it altogether is better than essentially half a game?