Information NCAA Football 14 Presentation playbook

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  1. Drifterbub

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    EA Sports Blog: http://m.ncaa-football.easports.com/news/article/ncaa-football-14-presentation

    Update (11:17 cst) - I can also confirm that there will be multiple playable camera angles this year. More on that to follow.

    Update (11:19 cst) - ESPN has released an article for presentation. It contains some interviews with the dev team and is worth a read: http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/tech/post/_/id/4625/ncaa-football-14-ramps-up-presentation

    Update (11:35 cst) - Gameinformer has also released a presentation article: http://www.gameinformer.com/games/n...ils-and-new-screens.aspx#.UXAhh10OGjQ.twitter

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    NCAA Football 14 Playbook 2: Presentation

    The ultimate goal of any video game is to immerse you in the action. That’s why we’ve been heavily focused in making improvements both on and off the field for NCAA Football 14. We’re excited to start revealing some of the biggest upgrades to presentation.
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    Blur Tempo
    In NCAA Football 14, you’ll feel the emotion of college football right from the streamlined and responsive menu interface. Now you can see all the game modes and available options – such as Play Now, Dynasty and Ultimate Team – at a glance and jump straight into the action.
    One major complaint from fans over the last few years is that the pre-game simply took too long. When you’re in Play Now, you want to play. Pregame festivities have been redone from 2-3 minutes sequences to emphatic 30-second intros that still retain all of the college traditions that play such a big part of different school's identities.
    The intros in Dynasty Mode are also deeper and more immersive than ever before. Rece Davis will set the stage with robust game storylines that are accompanied by a variety of on-screen banners, faithfully recreating the type of montages seen on ESPN before big games on Saturday. On-screen banners incorporate dynamic phrases, and there are multiple variations based on the type of game you are playing, like a rivalry or bowl game.
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    Leave It on the Field
    New triggering logic in NCAA Football 14 will capture the emotion on the field like never before. Replacing the legacy vignettes are more than 500 new sequences that run between plays. These vignettes are designed to keep you in the action – just like watching college football on TV. You’ll also notice dynamic player wipes and all new-team wipes.
    Another detail that makes a big impact is the inclusion of pre-play player chatter. Now, in addition to hearing the QB bark out audibles, you can listen in as defenders call out their adjustments. You might catch the center calling out the number of down linemen or the QB calling out the Mike Linebacker. Linemen can make calls to alert potential blitzers, and the defense will counter by calling out strength of formation. You may even hear the location of the tight end or which players the defense will be keying on. You’ll also hear players celebrating between whistles as they make game-changing plays like TDs and INTs.
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    Authenticity is important to NCAA Football 14 and the game will feature the latest new uniforms, team-specific gloves and base layers. In close collaboration with the apparel manufacturers, you can expect regular uniform updates post-launch as well. Rest assured that your team will not only be playing in accurate gear, but they’ll also be using the correct football based on their school’s equipment and apparel manufacturers. That’s right, Under Armour schools will play with an Under Armour ball.
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    This year, South Alabama makes its long-awaited debut in NCAA Football along with Old Dominion and Georgia State. The Jaguars stadium has been accurately recreated, as has Texas State’s. That’s right, Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium will be in the game. Both big and small schools received attention, with TCU’s stadium updated to reflect their recent renovations. Horned Frogs fans should feel right at home.
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    Neutral site games make their long-awaited debut this year, including the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic (Georgia Dome), Cowboy Kickoff Classic (Cowboys Stadium) and the Texas Kickoff Classic (Reliant Stadium). NCAA Football 14 also features three stadiums brought over from Madden NFL: Soldier Field, MetLife Stadium and M&T Bank Stadium. You can even create your own neutral site game. Let your imagination run wild.
    The Story of the Game
    In addition to the on-field improvements, NCAA Football 14 features a more realistic and enjoyable broadcast experience. This year, Brad Nessler and Kirk Herbstreit will focus on the ever changing in game stories that make college football so great. They'll highlight key players and their performances throughout the season, along with the storylines that play out dynamically on the field.
    The development team meticulously studied box scores throughout the 2011 and 2012 season, dissecting statistics and finding patterns. What was discovered was that many games follow similar storylines and these were the first building blocks of our Drive Stories feature. In NCAA 14, Brad and Kirk will recognize patterns as the game progresses and comment on them as a banner is shown on screen. These moments precede key drives, and mimic real broadcasts where the commentary team would take a step away from the action and sum up how the game is playing out.
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    Anyone who has watched college football knows that when a National or Conference leader is playing in a game, the broadcast will place the spotlight on them. In NCAA Football 14, if a user-controlled team or the opposition has one of these Key Players, Brad and Kirk will introduce the player and talk about his importance, and then track his performance throughout. How is he playing in relation to his team? Does he rebound from a slow start? Does a Key QB’s run game steal the show? Is the player falling apart as his team struggles? These are just some of the many storylines available this year.
    There are also special storylines in store for the most dedicated Dynasty gamers. Some won’t become available until at least your 2nd year as a coach, while others take much more time to unlock.
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    The ESPN Living Game Clock, which provides quick-hitting stats on previous plays, player stats, game stats, play selection and more, is just one more piece that heightens immersion and makes the game feel truer to an actual ESPN broadcast.
    We can announce that NCAA Football 14 will feature a halftime show with Rece Davis and David Pollack. The duo will recap your game, call out highlights and set up the second half with a combination of thoughtful insight and witty banter.
    David Pollack’s experience on the defensive side of the ball, along with his natural chemistry with Rece Davis on air, results in a compelling halftime show. The insightful banter back and forth creates naturally flowing, authentic commentary.
    And last but not least, we’re excited to announce that “Zombie Nation” and “Seven Nation Army” are in NCAA 14, two of the most widely-used stadium anthems in the country. And yes, you’ll hear the crowd chanting, just like they do in real life. More info is on the way, so make sure you read the site regularly.
    There’s a ton of other features that will be announced shortly, each making NCAA Football 14 look, and feel, like nothing you’ve ever played before. Check back in the coming days and weeks for even more details on all the improvements to presentation.
    Fans can keep up to date by visiting theNCAA Football website,Facebook, andTwitter 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



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  2. PAgamer07

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    Wow. Color me impressed. I really have been vocal about these changes for awhile. Love everything I read here and I cannot wait to see how it plays out. Looks like each game will remain fresh with commentary and storylines for many seasons.
     
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  3. Drifterbub

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    I can also confirm that there are going to be multiple playable camera angles that will be announced at a later date.

    The camera angles are as follows:


    1. Normal
    2. Zoom
    3. Wide
    4. Broadcast
     
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  5. Raidernation

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    Impressive, eagerly anticipating NCAA14.
     
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  8. HoundsOfHowl

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    Great day for presentation add ons, it seems they've listened to the top complaints and wants for presentation. Well done EA, well done. Now we just wait to see if they don't glitch when the game drops
     
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    They said more to come on this, and I love what I have seen, but I am waiting for the more in depth look into each of these.
     
  10. ItsAllAboutTheU

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    All of this sounds great, especially the neutral site games for regular season. Glad to see smaller schools getting some respect, especially here in my own state with Georgia State getting in the game. I would like to ask about the pre-game festivities. When it says that Play Now intros have been shortened and Dynasty intros are deeper and more immersive, does that mean that only the Play Now mode has the shorter intros?
     
  11. Drifterbub

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    It should cover all game modes.
     
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    Good stuff released today, I am all about presentation for setting the table and maintaining immersion. However this all shakes out, I can honestly say thus far, with the 2 released playbooks I feel that the people making EA football games "get it". Love the fact of them acknowledging the music videos from NBA2k and making the choice to actually implement something that another sports sim does/did well.

    That said, kind of hard to get a feel for a presentation "playbook" without actual video of the presentation, so any news on when we might expect that?
     
  13. HoundsOfHowl

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    I think they mean : If you do a play now it'll be just a generic version, like they wont have stats to talk about, or who won last years game, or stuff like that. It sounds like the dynasty mode, they'll go in depth on how each teams season is going and how a certain players season is going
     
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    I'm being told that they are currently working on a video and hope to have something within the next week or few days.
     
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  15. Wyrmreaver

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    In a general sense presentation is low on my list..... I dont care that they only have 3 or 4 glove options for example. That being said, I am somewhat intrigued by this stuff. Any small improvements here are welcome.

    New camera angles is interesting.....

    Drifterbub are you able to swap angles from play to play or select pregame? It seems like a wide camera would be most advantageous in the passing game for example, but could you swap back to standard when you want to run the ball?
     
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    are you serious???? holy shit this is huge for me!!! i've been begging for this!!!
     
  17. Drifterbub

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    I think it's preset just like any other game.
     
  18. MexiRican35

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    Which camera angle allows me to see the outside WR's and see if they beat bump n run?
     
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  19. I Peench

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    Broadcast camera? And JFace907 is still gonna pass?!
     
  20. Drifterbub

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    I think that is the wide camera.
     
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  21. JFace907

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    You know me so well. I have to admit, reading about these presentation upgrades is definitely making my stance soften some.
     
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    This ain't even the half of it.
     
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  23. OMlawdog

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    I like what Im seeing, I have my fingers crossed that recruiting has been totally overhauled.
     
  24. ECFIVESTER

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    Why would you want recruiting totally overhauled? Granted I see the need in the future but for a one year turn around ... there are very few changes I could see them making. Of course my perception of total overhaul would imply that we are getting a new engine to run and manage recruiting ... so I may just not be interpreting you incorrectly.
     
  25. Papa Perry

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    Are you refering to the presentation or the whole game? I've got a hunch that the dynasty playbook is gonna reveal some more presentation details that are dynasty specific.
     

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