Futhead shared a new list of changes for FIFA 14’s career mode. Most notable among them is how overall ratings are now hidden, but other changes have also been made to the UI.
Overall ratings, or OVR, for players have been a bone for contention for fans, many complaining that having them in the open ruins their game. Now, you can’t see this information when you recruit new players, so the only way to verify how good they are is via scouting them. There is also a new ‘disable summer transfer windows’, that lets you keep real world lineups until January. Subtler changes have also been made to player growth and fatigue.
In terms of scouting, you start out with three Global Scout Network scouts, and can get as many as six scouts. You get to choose metrics to scout, and will receive detailed scouting reports. Scouting players multiple times will make those reports more accurate. Youth scouting is separate to GSN, but is still in Career mode, and will cost you (virtual) money.
The user interface changes will also affect gameplay. The main navigation options – Central, Office, Squad, and Transfers – show game information. You can choose sub-options for each tile with a flick of the right analog stick, such as the tile for changing team formations. The email screen has a reading pane and player conversations have their own tab in the emails screen.
Other changes have been made to transfers and the audio. Hit up the link to see the full list of changes.