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Xbox One: FIFA, NBA Live, Madden, UFC coming in next 12 months

EA enters broad strategic partnership with Microsoft

EA has announced it has entered into a "broad strategic partnership" with Microsoft for titles on the Xbox One.

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Andrew Wilson, vice president of EA Sports, took the stage at Microsoft's Xbox One reveal to confirm the company is developing four games for Xbox One: FIFA, NBA Live, Madden NFL and UFC.

The games will all "launch in the next twelve months" and will "fundamentally change gameplay," he claimed.

EA's upcoming sports titles will be powered by 'Ignite', a brand new EA Sports engine that "blurs the line between real and virtual".

"[Ignite] examines what defines sports: instincts, deliver, true player motion, living world, the essence of sports."

Wilson indicated Ultimate Team, a popular mode in FIFA, will be "only on Xbox".

Microsoft said in a press release: "FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, NBA LIVE 14, and EA SPORTS UFC from EA SPORTS will change the way consumers experience and play sports games. Driven by the new EA SPORTS Ignite engine, these new EA SPORTS games will deliver massive innovations in human intelligence, true player motion and living worlds. Adding to its commitment to Xbox One, EA SPORTS also announced the promise of exclusive content to be revealed in the coming months."