The folks at EA Sports recently revealed information on their latest NCAA Football 14 Playbook, “Presentation.” This year NCAA Football 14 will bring the atmosphere and intensity of college football Saturday to fans utilizing additions to on-field presentation and a renewed emphasis on the story of each game. Over 500 new on-field vignettes, as well as new on-field player chatter, put fans right in the midst of the action, and evolving insights on key players and drive summaries provide deeper, richer context to each game than ever before. The biggest thing that I’m excited about of all the things announced in this playbook and shown in the video is the improved speed within menus. In previous games, the menus moved at an almost archaic speed, it was down right embarrassing for a game in this day and age. That should make the game a lot more fun to play and allow us to spend more time playing and less time waiting for menus to load. Additional new features and enhancements include:
NEUTRAL SITE GAMES
The biggest games of the college football season require stadiums that fit their magnitude, and for the first time ever NCAA Football 14 will allow you to square off against opponents at neutral sites. For instance, start your season with LSU vs. TCU in Cowboys Stadium for the Cowboys Kickoff Classic, or Alabama vs. Virginia Tech in the Georgia Dome for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
FASTER, LIGHTER MENUS AND PREGAMES
Get into the action faster than ever before with a menu that has a whole new look and feel. See all your options at a glance and get into a game quickly. Dynamic loading screens allow players to review injuries, note key players for the upcoming game, view offensive and defensive rankings for both teams and more, all while the game loads up.
TRUE BROADCAST FEEL
This year marks the inclusion of new broadcast elements, including the ESPN Living Game Clock that provides key stats after each play and a new halftime show featuring Rece Davis and David Pollack. Also, Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit focus on impact players and provide smart analysis on key moments throughout the game.
NEW MUSIC AND CHANTS
Get pumped up with familiar stadium anthems Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes and Kernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation. Turn up the speakers and chant along with some of the most instantly recognizable and addictive songs in all of sports.
There are several additional features in the Presentation Playbook, including updated uniforms and team-specific gloves, new teams and stadiums and more. Be sure to check out the NCAA Football 14 Presentation Playbook page.
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 will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on July 9. Now check the latest video that kind of sums everything up.