Playbook 3: Ultimate Team
By EA SPORTS May 15, 2013
If you’ve been playing EA SPORTS games over the years, you’ve likely gotten hooked on Ultimate Team mode in Madden NFL, FIFA or NHL. Well now you can get the same experience in NCAA Football 14. Let’s take a quick tour of the mode so you’re ready to create your own Ultimate Team on July 9.
WAKE UP THE ECHOES
The very first thing you’ll do after firing up NCAA Football 14 Ultimate Team is pick your school to get your base team.This determines your initial playbooks, as well as home and away uniforms, so choose wisely. You’ll get enough players in your initial pack to fill out your roster, and you might even receive one of the school's all-time greats.
Once you get underway, it won’t be long until you accumulate enough coins to start buying new packs and adding players to your team. Imagine a Tennessee team where Peyton Manning could throw the ball to Donte’ Stallworth, Jason Witten, or Cordarrelle Patterson, while also having the option to hand the ball off to Arian Foster. Or how about teaming up Dennis Dixon and LaMichael James at Oregon for an unstoppable option attack? With more than 1,400 former college players to choose from, the combinations of talent are nearly endless.
PLAY ALONE OR TAKE ON THE WORLD
NCAA Football Ultimate Team has a little something for everyone, allowing gamers to either play against the CPU in Solo Challenges, or against the community in the new Head-to-Head Seasons mode. Solo Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes and earn some cool rewards along the way, and some of them have special unlock requirements that encourages player to keep collecting and improving their team.
Head-to-Head Seasons puts a new twist on traditional online play. Players will compete in 10-game seasons and advance up eight tiers of opponents. Winning games during the season will give you a higher seed come playoff time. Emerge as the tournament champion to reap the most valuable rewards.
BUILDING A POWERHOUSE
One of the most addictive features in Ultimate Team is Collections, which reward devoted fans with big coin payouts, exclusive packs, special-edition player profiles and more. Every Collection will show exactly what you need in order to complete it, and new Collections will be available throughout the year. Also, be sure to look for special edition packs around rivalry games, bowl games and other major college football events for your chance to score some rare stuff.
So how are you going to keep your team straight? The powerful and user-friendly team manager makes things simple. Easily browse through your roster and select the perfect lineup for any situation, or simply select Choose Best Lineup and let the CPU handle it for you. The interface is designed to let you get in, make changes, and then get back on the field.
You can also put players up for auction if they’re just sitting on the bench, or if you need the coins. Set the starting price and then sit back and watch the bidding wars begin. Or, if you’re in the market for a new player, run a quick search to find exactly what you need to get your team over the top. If you’re not the bidding type, find a Buy Now sale to cut to the chase.
This is just a small glimpse of what you can expect in NCAA Football Ultimate Team, and we’ll be diving into some insight from the development team on the process of signing players for the mode.
Fans can keep up to date by visiting the NCAA Football website, Facebook, and Twitter for exclusive assets and unique insights into all of this year’s new features. College football enthusiasts can also get involved in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #PLAYTRUE.
For the full press release, please see below.
EA SPORTS Announces NCAA Football 14 Playbook #3: Ultimate Team
Build an Unbeatable Roster Utilizing Over 1,400 Former College Players
May 15, 2013 – EA SPORTS has announced the latest NCAA Football 14 Playbook, “Ultimate Team.” The fan-favorite mode makes its way to NCAA Football 14, allowing the college faithful to assemble rosters they’ve only ever dreamed of with over 1,400 former college football greats available at launch. Create a powerhouse team utilizing the best of the best from not only your alma mater, but all of college football.
Ultimate Team players can put their squad through its paces both through Solo Challenges against the CPU and the brand-new Head-to-Head Seasons mode against other players. Head-to-Head Seasons puts a new twist on traditional online play, creating a 10-game season with eight increasing levels of competition. Achieve milestones along the way to earn rewards, and win games for the highest possible seed at the end-of-season tournament. Assemble a team dominant enough to bring home the championship and reap the biggest rewards.
Fans can also enjoy other staples of Ultimate Team, including collecting star players, setting lineups, and completing collections to earn coins, special packs or rare players and items. In addition to buying packs in the online store, players can post and bid on items from all players on the auction block. Throughout the season, players will find special challenges and rewards for rivalry games, bowl games, and more.
For more details fans can check out the NCAA Football Ultimate Team blog, which provides a full explanation of the mode and its features. Additional information will continue to be released in the coming days.
Fans are encouraged to keep up to date by visiting the NCAA Football website, Facebook, and Twitter for exclusive assets and unique insights into all this year’s new features. College football enthusiasts can also get involved in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #PLAYTRUE.
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.
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