Gameplay and Dynasty Mode Features in "NCAA Football 13"

May 16, 2012

Must See Entertainment and Style Videos

Sports gamers are counting down until July 13, the release date of NCAA Football 13 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Thankfully, EA Sports recently shared more info on updates to their college football franchise series. Here's a breakdown of the gameplay and Dynasty Mode additions fans can expect to see in the forthcoming edition.

Let's Go to Rece
Dynasty Mode has been updated, finally including studio updates during games, something fans have requested for years. You'll see a live score ticker on the bottom of the screen, and the game will cut to Rece Davis in an ESPN studio to provide more detail, just like a real broadcast. The cut scenes will use true-to-life ESPN college football graphics packages, which should add more of an authentic feel to the mode.

Recruiting Updates
The recruiting aspect of Dynasty Mode didn't get the full overhaul many hoped for, but signs point to a more realistic experience. The biggest update is the use of dynamic school grades for things like Coach Prestige, TV Exposure and Championship Contender. You should notice your school's overall ranking fluctuate from week to week, depending on how you do on the field. That means if you're able to win enough, you can turn a small school into a BCS powerhouse in a season or two.

Gameplay Nuts and Bolts
EA Sports has introduced more realistic drop backs, including a three and seven-stepper, as well as shovel passes and pump fakes. You'll also notice new passing trajectories, which should enable you to put the ball in the corner of the end zone with zip or air underneath it, depending on how you throw. The play-action mechanic has been reworked, and more than 400 new catch animations have been added to improve the flow of the game. Perhaps the biggest overall improvement is read and react AI, meaning that defenders can't break on the ball unless their heads are turned toward it, and receivers won't make catches unless they have time to turn toward the QB. Hopefully these additions will eliminate kinks in the passing game.

Stick with STACK Gamer for coverage of all new sports games. For more info on NCAA Football 13, visit EA Sports.

Source:  EA Sports
Photo:  traditionsportsonline.com

Brandon Guarneri
- Brandon Guarneri served as a Content Director for STACK Media. He oversaw production for STACK Magazine and created video content with athletes and brands for...
Brandon Guarneri
- Brandon Guarneri served as a Content Director for STACK Media. He oversaw production for STACK Magazine and created video content with athletes and brands for...
Must See
Evan Longoria's Hitting Drills Evan Longoria's Hitting Drills
Views: 9,799,510
Michael Jordan: Mind of a Champion Michael Jordan: Mind of a Champion
Views: 548,417
How to Perform the Euro Step With Iman Shumpert How to Perform the Euro Step With Iman Shumpert
Views: 86,655

Featured Videos

Tobin Heath Closed-Space Dribbling Tobin Heath Closed-Space Dribbling Views: 1,175,887
Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Path to the Pros 2015: Shaq Thompson Views: 71,092
Basketball Shooting Drill With Kevin Love: 5 Spots, 5 Shots Basketball Shooting Drill With Kevin Love: 5 Spots, 5 Shots Views: 245,612
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Dwight Howard Stays in the Gym All Night Dwight Howard Stays in the Gym All Night
Views: 5,845,858
Colby Lewis's Four-Seam Fastball Technique Colby Lewis's Four-Seam Fastball Technique
Views: 5,017,563
Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill Ohio State Football Open Field Plyo Drill
Views: 9,499,251
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 11,442,976
Two-Ball Dribbling Drill With John Wall Two-Ball Dribbling Drill With John Wall
Views: 3,362,836

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like
Sony Reacts to Complaints Over 'H1Z1' Microtransactions

Sony Reacts to Complaints Over 'H1Z1' Microtransactions

The Top 6 Ways to Rock Live Events in Madden Mobile

The Top 6 Ways to Rock Live Events in Madden Mobile

6 Ways to Take Madden Mobile to the Next Level

6 Ways to Take Madden Mobile to the Next Level

YardBarker