FIFA 15 to Pack Exclusive Microsoft Features, Release Date Coming Soon

The upcoming FIFA 15 game will pack some new features exclusive to the Microsoft versions for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

EA Sports announced this news in a statement earlier today.

"We're not talking about FUT 15 just yet but yes, Legends will continue to be only on Xbox platforms," said a spokesperson for the company.

Legends adds a number of legendary footballers to the FIFA Ultimate Team feature and comes with players from FIFA 14 such as Dennis Bergkamp, Ruud Gullit and Freddie Ljunberg. They have unique stats and also showed up randomly in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Gold Packs when the Xbox One first launched.

FIFA 15's release on the Xbox One marks the second for the series to hit the next-gen consoles. Fans expect huge improvements from last year's version.

The game's release date is set for Sept. 23 2014. It runs on EA's Ignite engine which brings new mechanics to the player's agility and control. It provides them with authentic player visuals, a dynamic match presentation, emotional intelligence, living pitch, man-to-man battles and team tactics.

The new FIFA will also feature a tribute to the late sportscaster Luciano do Valle who passed away on April 19, 2014 in the eve of the 2014 World Cup.

The game will be available for a slew of consoles including PlayStation 3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and the PC.

Series producer Nick Channon discusses the differences between the console versions in a recent interview with IGN.

"We're leveraging the extra power and memory of Gen-4 machines [PS4, Xbox One, PC] for additional animations that allow us to do things that we've not been able to do in the past," he said. "We're also using the extra power to aid with the complex processing of player emotion and the improvement of Al at a much deeper level."