The lights are on
Gamers have been asking for EA Sports to more fully utilize its partnership with ESPN for years, and NCAA Football 11 is trying to bolster the network's presence in the game.
Gregg Hedelsten, a designer for the game, runs through how the team at Tiburon is bringing ESPN into NCAA Football 11. The game and its look are still being tweaked, so these shots aren't necessarily the final product.
In-Game Score/Game Clock Interface
This the score bar that ESPN first used in the last bowl season, and it will signal touchdowns and perform like it does on TV
Info banners for players and their stats will be more informative; including stuff like a players' hometown or if they're an impact player
Switching between replays, playcalling, etc. will be punctuated by wipe animations using the ESPN logo
Gamers will be greeted with the standard ESPN college visual animations before they hit the field, complete with ESPN's college football theme
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I hope they finally integrate the license properly.
Hopefully Madden does the same.
hopefully there is an upgrade on the superstar mode as well
Yeah this sounds great, I also hope Madden does the same, it would be great to make it seem like you are watching ESPN, should have good half time parts also, maybe giving highlights of othere games going on.
One thing I miss about the football games from a while ago was the 'live' game report going across the screen while you are playing your game. Not sure why they took that feature out since it made the game feel more authentic while you were playing your teams weekly game.
GOOD CALL, ESPN + sports title = formula for genius
I look forward to this game every year since it comes out right before my birthday. But this just seems like its going to top all the other ones by far especially since it will now use its partnership with ESPN more. It will now really have that college atmosphere of every saturday. I know how this is because i play college football but still get that same feeling on saturdays and its going to be really nice when you can turn on your system and feel the same way day in and day out.
Sounds good. I hope they fully integrate them in Madden as well
I wouldn't mind them getting rid of that ugly erin andrews...
It's about time EA! I love ESPN and all the associated channels and I have been waiting for this since they announced the partnership.
@Ghostpig - I LOVED that feature and was hoping more devs would put that into their games and expand upon it. Makes it feel a little more realistic and it's fun watching your big plays on SportsCenter!
This is going to be awesome. Saturdays during football season are quite possibly the best time of the year. I'm glad they're making it more authentic. They should incorporate Gameday somehow though; it's the best part about ESPN + college football. The major networks carry all the good games, not ESPN. Roll Tide
For reals, bruh. I felt so gypped when EA announced last year that the weekly ESPN reports were coming back and all we got were tacked on FMV's and box scores. That was an awesome feature... on Madden '97.
This has already been done before back when 2K5 was ***-slapping Madden around every night right after dinner. The football genre has stagnated since Madden is the only horse in the race and it is too bad Backbreaker doesn't look like it will change that fact.
Now do it for Madden then it's all good
i hate how espn changed the bar for the scores, i liked with the red, now this silver score and down keeper is just plain unattractive
If they can finally get it to look like the real broadcast, good for them.
Wow! This ones going to be the best so far by the looks of it!