EA Sports Debuts Trailers for Madden, FIFA, NBA Live and UFC on New Xbox One

I SEOed the shit out of that title.

I was expecting a bit more in terms of graphics when EA Sports announced and debuted a trailer for FIFA, Madden, NBA Live and UFC at the unveiling event for the new Xbox One today. What we see here is basically a well-choreographed cutscene – yes, likely from the game engine – containing no actual gameplay footage. This looks great, but is it going to look like this when you’re actually playing? We don’t know yet. And come to think of it, the Madden footage doesn’t look that different from the Madden 06 trailer that featured Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens.

Here more from EA Sports:

The EA SPORTS IGNITE game engine delivers a new level of innovation, further blurring the line between the real-world and the virtual. Developed by EA SPORTS™, games powered by the new engine will be alive: players think, move and behave like real athletes, with environments as dynamic and ever-changing as real-world stadiums.

With Human Intelligence, True Player Motion and Living Worlds, the way sports games are played will fundamentally change. EA SPORTS IGNITE is designed to harness the potential of next-generation consoles and will power FIFA 14Madden NFL 25EA SPORTS UFC and NBA LIVE 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4.

If that all sounds like the type of thing EA Sports has been promoting in every. one. of. their. games. for the last six years… well, it is. I mean, one of the selling points EA mentioned on-stage was fully dynamic crowds… but isn’t that something that sports games have had for a while now? Anyway, while that announcement may leave you a bit disappointed, this won’t: Some hot woman announced that Halo will now be a live-action show on Xbox Live produced by Steven Spielberg. Everything about the sentence was hot:

The NFL also announced a partnership with Microsoft that will include your fantasy stats on-screen while watching live games on Xbox Live. Live.

I’d recommend The Verge’s (always excellent) coverage for more on the new Xbox One.


9 Responses

  1. Maybe if you wouldn’t have broken up with your boyfriend from buzz on broad we’d have some actual Philly sports stuff to read not this bullshit about halo that no one gives a fuck about. This website is going down hill fast. Clean it the fuck up douche bag

  2. The trailer looks ok but there’s really no earth shattering improvements yet other than the fact that it plays Blu-Rays and looks a bit better.

    That said, they’ll get my money I’m sure. I’m still interested to see what the PS4 can do.

    The console itself is ugly as hell too. Not that it matters but it looks more like a VCR than my VCR.


  3. Remember the video they released of Madden 06 for “Next Gen” before Xbox 360? (If not, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ajPL3Kna4) Basically, it looked 10x more incredible than it turned out to be. Not saying that it gaming hasn’t evolved in the last 7-8 years, but the theatrical shit they release is always something the actual game won’t live up to.

    Also, why do they even bother trying to bring back NBA LIve? Shit still looks like a joke. Give it up, EA.

  4. meh. i dont really know where video games can go other than 3D or Virtual Reality. 1080 is 1080. The jump from PS1-PS2 and PS2-PS3 or Xbox-Xbox 360 was much more dynamic, and worthy of $500

    1. I was thinking the same thing. Those graphics aren’t exponentially better than PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. I guess over time they’ll improve, but I won’t be foaming at the mouth to get a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One right off the bat.

  5. Kyle probably pre-ordered 5 units so far. One for every room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. My PC already has better hardware than this thing. Join the PC master race, or have fun thinking 8gb ram is “next-gen”

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