NCAA Football 14 Now Available
By EA SPORTS Jul 7, 2013
The time has finally come to #PLAYTRUE. NCAA Football 14 is now available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
NCAA Football 14 features a number of new features, including the Infinity Engine 2 and a revamped Dynasty Mode featuring Power Recruiting and Coach Skills. This year's game also marks the debut of NCAA Football Ultimate Team, which allows players to build their very own team featuring more than 1,400 of college football's greatest players.
NCAA Football 14 BY THE NUMBERS
30+ new option types
350 new plays
5 new pull block animations
8 new run block double team animations
6 new reach blocks
20+ new pass block/pass rush interaction animations
New zone step blocking interaction animations
New lateral and vertical displacement interactions
30 new blocking schemes
All-new pass block locomotion
16 playable tutorials
5 new defensive mechanics (switch assist, heat seeker, dive tackle, hit stick lunge, breakdown)
16 personnel packages
10 community exploit fixes
6 new playbooks (2 defense, 4 offense)
3 new teams
25 categories of new player "on the field" audio with hundreds of variations
15 new defensive fakeout animations
5 new Hit Stick animations
5 new hurdle tackles
Ability to set offensive/defensive difficulty independently
BALL CARRIER ANIMATIONS
6 new ball carrier combo moves
2 types of stiff arms - 5 new angles
New reach-out ball dive animation
New spin/juke moves - 2 left and 2 right
7 types of hard cut animations
New back juke animation
3 acceleration burst animations
All-new truck move
6 new ball carrier avoidance animations
5 types of stumble recovery animations
All-new Harmony Audio Engine - Completely remixed game with new hit sound effects system
1,800 new lines of commentary
100+ commentary stories (pregame, players, drive stories)
600 on-field dialogue samples
70 crowd recordings
50+ halftime story lines
New user interface - 300 new screens, 100 updated screens, 205 icons
300+ new player vignettes
126 team-specific music intros - 100+ rivalry variations and unique bowl intros
211 new team uniform parts - Team specific gloves and base layers, 5 new glove styles, 1 new helmet
204 unique heads (Ultimate Team)
40 new broadcast wipes
25 new broadcast stat banners
35 updated referee animations
27 new coach heads
19 tutorial videos
12 neutral-site games including 3 Kickoff Classics
5 new footballs
3 new neutral-site stadiums
3 new teams and stadiums
3 new playable camera angles (1 | 2 | 3)
2 new mascots
2 new trophies
1 new practice facility
1 major stadium renovation (TCU)
Texas A&M Yell Leaders and Cadets
All-new fields, skies, and lighting
For the full press release, please see below
NCAA FOOTBALL 14 CHARGES INTO STORES
Infinity Engine 2, New Option Game, Ultimate Team Give Gamers the Chance to Play True to Their College Team
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 9, 2013 – Today Electronic Arts Inc.(NASDAQ: EA) released NCAA Football 14 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The latest edition includes several brand-new features and gives players more control over their fate both on the field and on the sideline than ever before. Infinity Engine 2 brings real-time physics to the franchise, and the Force Impact System allows users to feel the big plays on offense and defense. Special attention has also been paid to the Option Offense – the Spread Option, Pistol formation, Zone Read and more– making NCAA Football 14 the most true-to-life college football game ever made.
New Coach Skills and Power Recruiting offer the most engrossing Dynasty experience in a generation. Plus, the inclusion of the fan-favorite Ultimate Team mode, showcasing thousands of former NCAA stars, creates the most feature-rich entry in the history of the franchise.
“This is a game that’s been a generation in the making,” said Cam Weber, General Manager of American Football for EA SPORTS. “Our fans have been showing incredible support both at E3 and through the launch of our demo, and we’re so happy that they can finally get their hands on the full game and start the college football season early.”
The inclusion of Infinity Engine 2 allows for several gameplay improvements, including the introduction of the Force Impact System for stiff-arms, trucking moves, Hit Stick, and dive tackles. Additional gameplay enhancements to the running game such as hard run cuts for ball-carriers, refined blocking, stumble recovery and over 30 new option types make the game more exciting and fun than ever before.
Dynasty mode introduces the brand-new Coach Skills, which deepens the experience both on and off the field. Mix and match 36 different upgradeable skills, improving everything from team performance in tough situations to gaining an advantage at key points along the recruiting trail and more. In addition, the new Power Recruiting system streamlines and speeds up the recruiting process without sacrificing any of the depth fans have come to expect.
New this year is the introduction of Ultimate Team, which brings more than 2,000 of the greatest college football players of the past quarter-century back to campus. Field an incredible collegiate squad composed of both modern NFL stars like Tom Brady and Arian Foster, as well as all-time greats like Barry Sanders, Herschel Walker and, making his triumphant return to video games, Bo Jackson. In fact, anyone who plays NCAA Football 14 during launch week will gain the ability to add Bo Jackson to their Ultimate Team for free. Fans will be able to build up their team through Solo Challenges and the new online Head-to-Head Challenges, as well as completing collections to earn coins, special packs or rare player items. Further boost your team by buying and selling items in the Shop and at the Auction House.
EA SPORTS and ESPN have also teamed up to find the true Ultimate Team. Starting today sixteen of the most storied programs in the history of college football will pit their squads against each other to determine a winner. Fans will be able to go to ESPN.com, ESPN Mobile, and the ESPN CFB App to Tweet their votes for their favorites using the hashtag '#UltimateTeam' in a bracket-style tournament that is sure to see some old rivalries reignited.
All these new features, as well as other great additions such as the new Play a Season mode, neutral site games, licensed music and chants like Seven Nation Army and Kernkraft 400 come together to create the game college football fans have always wanted.
NCAA Football 14 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, with trademarks licensed by IMG College’s The Collegiate Licensing Company on behalf of its partner institutions. NCAA Football 14 will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on July 9. For more information about NCAA Football, please visit http://www.easports.com/ncaa-football on the web, https://www.facebook.com/easportsncaafootball?fref=ts on Facebook, and follow @EANCAAFootball on Twitter. For NCAA Football 14 assets please visit http://ncaafootball14.newslinevine.com/.
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