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Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, NBA LIVE 14 and EA SPORTS UFC to Launch Within Next 12 Months

Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that it has developed EA SPORTS™ IGNITE (see the trailer here, if embedded video doesn't work), a new game engine that will power EA SPORTS games on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4. (Check out the blog and three more videos here) Fueled by EA SPORTS IGNITE, EA SPORTS games will be alive with players who think, move, and behave like real athletes and dynamic living worlds, transforming the way people play and experience games on next gen consoles. Created with the EA SPORTS IGNITE engine, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, NBA LIVE 14, and EA SPORTS™ UFC, will each launch within the next 12 months.

EA SPORTS IGNITE blends new technology with the best rendering, run-time physics, animation, intelligence, locomotion, and online systems from across EA into one powerful, new engine. Athletes will possess human-like intelligence for advanced decision-making, players will have the agility required to change speeds and directions with true athletic motion, and living worlds will make the game experience as rich and dynamic as real-world stadiums and arenas.

“Through years of investment and innovation, we have built technology across EA SPORTS to create a game engine that will deliver stunning accuracy, realism and experiences that we previously could only dream about,” said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President and Head of EA SPORTS. “With EA SPORTS IGNITE and the power of next generation consoles, our games will come alive—with more authenticity, more emotion, more connectivity, and more fun.”

Athletes in EA SPORTS next gen games will be able to make intelligent decisions with human-like reaction times. EA SPORTS IGNITE computes four times more calculations per second than previous consoles, unlocking nearly infinite potential for how players think, and enabling them to make more difficult decisions faster. Players are alive with contextual awareness and instincts—thinking, anticipating, and reacting—just like real athletes, and players are conscious of their environment. In FIFA 14, for example, a player’s sense of urgency increases as the match draws on and a goal is needed, rushing to take a free kick, corner, or goal-kick if time is running down.

EA SPORTS IGNITE will deliver the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the world’s best athletes. With 10 times more animation depth and detail than previous consoles, and thousands of new sport-specific animations to drive new locomotion systems, players now plant, pivot and cut, quickly change speeds, and shift momentum with the agility and explosiveness of superstar athletes.

EA SPORTS games for the next generation will have stunning accuracy and visuals. By creating living worlds, the in-game environment is now as dynamic as real-world stadiums and arenas that change throughout a match. For the first time ever, 3D crowds and dynamic sidelines will impact the experience, and rich sports atmospheres will change organically based on the progress of a match. Player actions will change depending on the situation, and crowds will have an expectation of how a game is likely to play out, and react accordingly.

Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, EA SPORTS UFC and NBA LIVE 14, will release worldwide within the next 12 months on Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, and will be available for pre-order soon. Madden NFL 25 will release in North America on August 27 and worldwide on August 30 on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. FIFA 14 will also be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PC and additional platforms. The release date has not yet been announced.

Member Comments
# 1 DKHardee @ 05/21/13 03:19 PM
Madden looks... Back breaker'ish
# 2 cgalligan @ 05/21/13 03:21 PM
That NBA LIVE player model of Kyrie Irving has to be a joke... He moved like he was made of rubber lol
# 3 noshun @ 05/21/13 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by cgalligan
That NBA LIVE player model of Kyrie Irving has to be a joke... He moved like he was made of rubber lol
same thing I was thinking. GLORIFIED ELITE/LIVE13 GUMBY animations.. Better hope that's cgi/cutscenes, because if it move like that, its a wrap.
# 4 Conda @ 05/21/13 03:34 PM
It's amazing how they do the same thing year after year. More gimmicks and CGI trailers. Come on, EA.
# 5 TreyIM2 @ 05/21/13 03:51 PM
Ok, off one look at the vid, the Madden clip gave me flashbacks to that old PS2 as then next gen trailer but it looked good. Actual physical contact when hands were touching on other players and then that lil Backbreaker over the shoulder QB cam was interesting...

Live looked nooo bueno. Stiff and rubberish.

Fifa looked a bit stiff, too.

Gotta see vid again when I get on laptop at home.
# 6 bxphenom7 @ 05/21/13 03:57 PM
NBA Live's movement and player models still look off..........
# 7 ccoaxum @ 05/21/13 04:01 PM
someone already confirm that this video was pre-rendered and they didn't have time to get a real-time video footage together, and i wasn't planning to here anything from EA except for Fifa 14 cause they said a few weeks ago that was going to shown but far as the other games EA said a few weeks ago that they plan show their games at E3 this year. What i like so far is this new engine cause does what it says it does then we going to have to some interesting sports games for this new gen!
# 8 ccoaxum @ 05/21/13 04:05 PM
Originally Posted by bxphenom7
NBA Live's movement and player models still look off..........
i do wish live would go back to the old player models, i don't like the smaller models, its hard to judge movements base on this video since its going in slow motion and its not in real time, ppl need to slow down on judgments until E3, at least EA not hiding like they did the past few years with their nba games , so thats one good sign lol
# 9 DetroitStyle @ 05/21/13 04:25 PM
Looks a lot like hype train with Madden 06. Take a step back everyone, this is not what "next gen" will be like.

Watch this trailer and tell me I'm wrong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPCoVWK5yXA
# 10 Gjordan @ 05/21/13 09:32 PM
Originally Posted by MissionMaximus
Sounds like a bunch of lib Democrats with their "Catch-Phrases" They should of went with
"Hope & Change" Engine. If their games would ever live up to the marketing Dept. Hype we might have something.
Thank you!!
# 11 bigbob @ 05/21/13 10:03 PM
Madden just didn't look right, at all. And I hated the way Messi ran.
# 12 NowAndLaterCARZ @ 05/21/13 11:12 PM
i hope ea surprises us all with those graphics, especially for fifa and madden. those two games looked amazing graphically in that trailer, but i do remember that madden 06 trailer smh. but after i looked at the new trailer a few more times and pausing at certain points, the more i believe this is ps4/xbox one. the crowd didnt really look that much improved on the fifa part and i noticed at the 0:58 mark that there were no players on the bench/sideline area in madden. just a bunch of regular people. leads me to believe this may actually be how the game might look during replays. not sure about gameplay. but nba live 14 had great lighting and thats about it. honestly i cant wait to see a 2k14 ps4/xbox one trailer.
# 13 drewst18 @ 05/21/13 11:50 PM
EA Fail... I am sure some will disagree and that is only because football and soccer trump hockey in terms of popularity but they decided not to take their best sports game to the next gen?

Now I need to decide am I buying NHL 14 on 360 or am I buying PS4/XB1. This is the time for 2K to make a return to hockey even though I prefer the NHL series, If I am shelling out $500 for a new console I will be damn sure I won't be going back to my 360 to play hockey, pretty disappointed in EA.
# 14 onac22 @ 05/22/13 02:29 AM
No NHL no deal.
# 15 PJ33 @ 05/22/13 08:19 AM
This was the same thing EA tried to pull in 06' Madden never reached that and this next gen is most likely the same. EA just over hypes everything and fails to meet those expectations.

Take everything the say and show with a grain of salt.
# 16 TheSource @ 05/22/13 03:57 PM
why is it that the fifa gameplay whether pre rendered or not had the best look and alive "feel" if you know what i mean it just seemed that the fifa video was the most acceptable to my eyes and mind as "real" or the closest thing too it or am i alone here,

the basketball looked like rubber

and the football clips if you pause them during dynamic movements they don't look like football stills guys are still bending and moving unnaturally during very basic football movements

same goes for the basketball seems like all the animations something about the timing of the movement of their arms and legs are not what you see, just watch the videos with that in mind and you will see what i'm saying

don't wanna just bash them, but the fifa looked good imo everything else mot so much
# 17 JODYE @ 05/23/13 03:45 PM
No I agree.

The soccer looked the most "real" to me by far.
# 18 jmaj315 @ 05/23/13 07:27 PM
NBA Live looks AWFUL... everybody's legs look way too skinny too
# 19 McMurrayfan @ 05/24/13 08:04 AM
Just one little thing i'd wish they would fix are the sidelines, i'd like to see players reach out and stop your guy from falling when he is pushed out of bounds, not just stand there with them 2D selves and clap
# 20 lancedirk13 @ 05/24/13 08:15 AM
Originally Posted by McMurrayfan
Just one little thing i'd wish they would fix are the sidelines, i'd like to see players reach out and stop your guy from falling when he is pushed out of bounds, not just stand there with them 2D selves and clap
At the Xbox One reveal EA stated that sidelines and crowds will be full 3D on next gen. So i don't think its out of the question. This is something I've wanted for years. It'll add a whole new immersion factor seeing full sidelines that appear alive.

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