At the Xbox One reveal on May 21, Andrew Wilson, head of EA Sports, announced a “strategic partnership” with Microsoft. Wilson promised four new titles for the Xbox One console, including the all-new Madden 25. He also said that these sports titles will be unlike anything gamers have ever seen, because they’ll operate on EA’s all-new game engine—EA Sports Ignite.
Officially, the four new Xbox One games are: FIFA 14: Ultimate Team, NBA Live 14, UFC, and Madden 25. All titles are supposed to come out within the next 12 months.
Wilson went on to discuss the new EA engine, stating it helps to “blur the line between real and virtual.” Using human-like intelligence, the engine is able to make four times more calculations per second, delivering a truly immersive experience. This allows for everything from smarter AI players to dynamic sidelines and commentary. The EA Sports Ignite engine will also delivers ten times the animation, detail, and depth of EA Sports’ previous engine.
Microsoft promised a daily stream of exclusive new content for the EA Sports games. During the presentation, they outlined some of the planned free updates and paid content, eliciting yells of excitement from the audience. Watch for more news and trailers on EA Sports titles throughout the summer.