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ESPN Videogames have just posted an article on how NCAA Football 11's enhanced locomotion system completely changes the way you play the game.

Quote:
"I'm sitting down inside EA's Tiburon studio getting my first look at "NCAA Football 11." Only thing is, what I'm watching isn't a game, it's a 100 yard race. That's right, a race.

On one side, you have a guy who burns the field with 99 speed and 90 acceleration. On the other side, you have a guy with 99 acceleration, but only 90 speed.

If this was any previous football game, you'd take the guy with 99 speed to smoke the guy with 99 acceleration, even out of the gates where the 99 acceleration guy should've been at his best, but never was.

This all changes with "NCAA Football 11." For the first time, that acceleration rating isn't just something to note, it's something to live by as EA Sports' new locomotion system favors the guys with quick bursts, not just long-range speed.

"In past years, speed has been the big thing everyone has always focused on, but it doesn't really let you model players who can make big plays over shorter distances," explains "NCAA Football 11's" lead gameplay designer, Ryan Burnsides. "Those quick linebackers or the pass rushing defensive ends, in some cases, over 10-15 yards, those guys are just as fast as receivers, but then they taper off the farther they run. We can finally model that now.

"We made some pretty dramatic changes this year," he continues. "Last year's game was really twitchy and people ran upright the whole time, so on long running plays, everything just looked real robotic. It just didn't look like a person running naturally."

To fix this, the designers at EA Sports focused on things like momentum and acceleration, variation in strides, and leaning. "Now you can lean forward into turns and lean forward when accelerating," adds Burnsides."

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# 1 Solidice @ 04/05/10 05:06 PM
nice, can't wait to see some videos of it in action.
 
# 2 JAKEHB20 @ 04/05/10 05:09 PM
Sounds great!
 
# 3 jyoung @ 04/05/10 05:12 PM
EA Football -- not just the NCAA series -- has needed this forever.

Glad we are finally getting it.
 
# 4 Lava @ 04/05/10 05:13 PM
This is HUGE! Thank God, one of my most wanted (and needed) features made it in!
 
# 5 UofMfan13 @ 04/05/10 05:14 PM
I guess Arkansas is the new Iowa??? I didnt think that they switched their facemasks to grey or black...
 
# 6 da ThRONe @ 04/05/10 05:19 PM
I pretty much saw this coming from that list. Needed! Happy! Bout damn time! lol
 
# 7 The GIGGAS @ 04/05/10 05:21 PM
That was a great article. I'm starting to build some hope for this game after all.
 
# 8 SageInfinite @ 04/05/10 05:33 PM
Ok now this could be something that totally changes the game for a lot of guys on this board. I can't lie, my interest has certainly increased.
 
# 9 da ThRONe @ 04/05/10 05:35 PM
Im getting misty eyed!
 
# 10 da ThRONe @ 04/05/10 05:42 PM
EA you have officially earned my 60 bucks. See it wasnt that hard.
 
# 11 green94 @ 04/05/10 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by SageInfinite
Ok now this could be something that totally changes the game for a lot of guys on this board. I can't lie, my interest has certainly increased.
Agreed, last time I played this game was 05. This is the sort of thing to peak a lot of peoples interest around here.
 
# 12 ch46647 @ 04/05/10 05:53 PM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally we may have a football game worth playing this year! This just made my whole week, now I just want to see it in action to make sure it is done right. Hopefully Ian has it at the very least up to FIFA's locomotion engine.

This is the biggest gameplay news of this entire generation by far IMHO. To be honest I thought a new locomotion engine was going to be there BIG gameplay announcement and I am surprised it came so early. Makes me wonder what else they may have up their sleeve this year. I think this will make a world of difference in almost every part of gameplay if done correctly....

(I posted this originally in the post put in the Madden forums but then moved it to hear)
 
# 13 Ziza9Noles94 @ 04/05/10 05:53 PM
Awesome. Welcome. And long overdue.
 
# 14 Lava @ 04/05/10 05:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ch46647
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally we may have a football game worth playing this year! This just made my whole week, now I just want to see it in action to make sure it is done right. Hopefully Ian has it at the very least up to FIFA's locomotion engine.

This is the biggest gameplay news of this entire generation by far IMHO. To be honest I thought a new locomotion engine was going to be there BIG gameplay announcement and I am surprised it came so early. Makes me wonder what else they may have up their sleeve this year. I think this will make a world of difference in almost every part of gameplay if done correctly....

(I posted this originally in the post put in the Madden forums but then moved it to hear)
Ian is on the Madden team, not NCAA.

EA has also published a blog about locomotion here.
 
# 15 PantherBeast_OS @ 04/05/10 05:58 PM
Well this is big news all. But I would not get all misty teary eyed just yet. The info sounds good and all. But I myself need to see it in live video to be truly convinced that it is going to work good and work right aswell. Time will tell if this new engine will work well are not. Hoping Ian and his crew is using this same engine and all for madden 11.
 
# 16 Ziza9Noles94 @ 04/05/10 05:59 PM
I had to re-read the article again just to make sure it didn't say April, 1 at the top. I think I just messed myself.
 
# 17 LionsFanNJ @ 04/05/10 06:03 PM
You guys know the EA post has a video of action right?
 
# 18 Lava @ 04/05/10 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Pantherbeast
Well this is big news all. But I would not get all misty teary eyed just yet. The info sounds good and all. But I myself need to see it in live video to be truly convinced that it is going to work good and work right aswell. Time will tell if this new engine will work well are not. Hoping Ian and his crew is using this same engine and all for madden 11.
Check the blog thread for a video of it in action!
 
# 19 Hova57 @ 04/05/10 06:05 PM
peep the video on the actual blog looks good. i feel a hard on coming for this game. it will go away if i don't touch it. but reading this and watching the video a couple times. i just might.
 
# 20 PantherBeast_OS @ 04/05/10 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LionsFanNJ
You guys know the EA post has a video of action right?
Can you post link please
 

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