EA has made a big splash with the announcement of adding female players to FIFA 16. What they didn’t mention was a version of the game for the PS Vita. When Pocket Gamer reached out to EA for clarification, they were informed that FIFA 16 would no be coming to the Vita. Not even in a “legacy” version.
The FIFA series has had a rocky reputation on the Vita since the very first installment. The original FIFA for the Vita was panned by many for using the 2011 engine and tweaking the team rosters to make it a 2012 game. Little did we know at the time that it would be the best we’d ever get.
FIFA 13 and FIFA 14 were merely copies of that original game with roster updates and music track changes. EA branded them “legacy” editions. Things changed in FIFA 15 when the online functionality was stripped out. This proved to be indicative of things to come.
Fortunately Vita owners won’t have to suffer alone. EA has also revealed that FIFA 16 will also not be coming to the Nintendo 3DS or the Wii U. FIFA was once a staple game that could be found on every platform in existence, but that has all changed. The versions for the PS2 and PSP were only recently dropped, but it seems that with FIFA 16, EA is being more selective with which platforms they release on.
Details on mobile versions for the game on iOS and Android have not yet been announced.