Despite getting the most hands-on exposure of the next-gen sports games prior to release – given its appearances at conventions (which has also brought gameplay videos) and Microsoft’s Xbox One road tour – EA Sports has yet to go deep into the features that separate FIFA 14 from its current-gen versions. The recent trailer further outlined them but offered little substance.
With just over a week to go until the PS4 arrives the company has released the first of four planned producer videos that will highlight the advancements coming to the series.Ā Read more
While post-release patch support has seemed to take a back seat with the other two current-gen sports games that will be out on PS4 and Xbox One next week, a third patch for FIFA 14 will go live on the Xbox 360 and PS3 within the next few days.
The latest update seems targeted at addressing annoyances such as laggy subbing in Career mode, random crashes, and clashing kits.Ā Read more
Following up for the first time since the feature reveals from a few weeks ago, 2K Sports today released a new trailer for NBA 2K14 that focuses on the “Eco-Motion” game engine that was built for the two next-gen systems. Improvements to the foot-planting were most evident in the only gameplay footage seen so far but Eco-Motion is said to also greatly enhance the atmosphere, crowd, and the emotion from players.Ā Read more
EA Sports today released more news on NBA Live 14 this time going into the various connected experiences being introduced in the game. Going beyond the roster updates that will be made within an hour after every game ends there will also be daily art updates to how players look and their shoes, while the ESPN presentation includes Jalen Rose as studio host who will even provide fresh analysis for the game throughout the season.Ā Read more
The BestĀ SportsĀ Game of the Generation Tournament has reached the Elite Eight! The closest contest in the Sweet 16 was Madden NFL 13 drawing 51% of the vote over NCAA Football 09 while NBA 2K11 also got a fight from 2K12. Over 26K votes were cast in the previous round.
The pairings in the final eight feature FIFA 12 vs 2010 FIFA World Cup, NBA 2K11 taking on NCAA Football 14, Madden NFL 13 going up against NBA 2K13, and MLB 13: The Show challenging College Hoops 2K8. Continue on to cast your support and leave any thoughts in the comments on results and which games should move on!Ā Read more
What has long been a fantasy feature for sports gamers – the ability to continue progress in modes from one year’s release to the next – will finally come to fruition beginning with MLB 14: The Show on the PS4. In progress Franchise, Road to the Show, and Seasons will all be able to roll over from year-to-year in the future.Ā Read more
In a new trailer today for the PS4 it has been revealed that NBA 2K14 will have exclusive content for the system which is due out November 15. There was no indication of what that might amount to but is another thing to consider – besides the possibility the game will run better on the PS4 than Xbox One – in making purchase decisions this month and going forward. It’s telling that even the NBA 2K14 developers are favoring the PS4 and that is something you’d never expect to hear publicly voiced since the company wants to sell the game on both systems.
EA Sports has their “strategic partnership” with Microsoft that so far has resulted in exclusive legends for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team and SmartGlass functionality with Madden NFL 25. Besides that it has just been a marketing deal. 2K Sports has a strong relationship with Sony going back many years and their own marketing deal. This exclusive content is just an extension of that but, like with EA’s offerings, probably won’t be anything too significant.
EA Sports today released the fifth and sixth uniform packs for NCAA Football 14 after a gap of six weeks with nothing. Each DLC pack costs $1 and unlike earlier ones these contain all jerseys and helmets rather than mostly being limited to gloves.
Pack five includes Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas A&M, and Western Kentucky. Pack six is comprised of Oregon, Texas, Texas Tech, and Louisiana-Monroe.
This is likely to act as the last support NCAA 14 receives. No longer having a development team following the cancellation of the series only the content that was nearly or already completed was going to be released.
Along with the official announcement of MLB 14: The Show and cover athlete Miguel Cabrera SCEA slipped in the declaration that the PS4 game isĀ ”the first and only MLB simulation for next-gen consoles” which confirms widespread speculation that the Xbox One will not have a baseball game to offer next spring. Read more