This season’s update on high-tech sports video games
2014 FIFA: As the world prepares for football fever, we give you an opportunity to live the dream at home—with the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil game. Expected to hit stores on April 15, the all-new control system will include additional dribbles, flicks and curling passes. More attacking options, penalty and over-the-back kicks means more excitement. Releasing for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Project CARS: A racing simulation video game, Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is expected to release in the third quarter of this year. This ultra-realistic game has races with over 60 licensed cars and 35 race tracks, and will have fictional kart tracks in addition to real circuits. Expect realistic depth of field and motion blur, lightmapping, gloss maps, and cutting edge anisotropic lighting. Out on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U. Details: slightlymadstudios.com
Kinect Sports Rivals: Exclusive to Xbox One so far, the game first tracks your movements, then scans and creates a digital ‘champion’ version of you. The champion is then dropped into an arena to compete in football, tennis, bowling, wake racing, target shooting and climbing, in an effort to beat other global teams. A gamer’s version of The Hunger Games. Details: xbox.com
The Gold Club: A next-gen golf game developed by HB Studios, this one cuts loading time to zero, while bringing in great visual presentation. Gameplay is expected to be fun yet professional with intuitive control systems, unlimited courses (with an instant course creator), as well as pre-designed courses and multi-player options. Releasing in April for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. Details: thegolfclubgame.com
– Aakanksha Devi