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Xbox One – EA Are Igniting Sports

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Electronic Arts took to the stage today at #XboxReveal to announce that it has developed EA SPORTS™ IGNITE, a new game engine that will power EA sports games on Xbox One.  Fuelled by Ignite, games will be alive with players who think, move, and behave like real athletes and dynamic living worlds, transforming the way people play and experience games on next gen consoles.  Created with the Ignite engine, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, NBA LIVE 14and  EA SPORTS™ UFCwill each launch within the next 12 months.

Below is the full official Press Release. You can watch more by heading to your Xbox36o Dashboard and watching the full #XboxReveal video including footage from all the named titles above. Enjoy.

 

***** Press Release *****

EA SPORTS IGNITE blends new technology with the best rendering, run-time physics, animation, intelligence, locomotion, and online systems from across EA into one powerful, new engine. Athletes will possess human-like intelligence for advanced decision-making, players will have the agility required to change speeds and directions with true athletic motion, and living worlds will make the game experience as rich and dynamic as real-world stadiums and arenas. A video showcasing how EA SPORTS games will look and play on Xbox One can be viewed here.

Through years of investment and innovation, we have built technology across EA SPORTS to create a game engine that will deliver stunning accuracy, realism and experiences that we previously could only dream about.With EA SPORTS IGNITE and the power of next generation consoles, our games will come alive—with more authenticity, more emotion, more connectivity, and more fun.

said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President and Head of EA SPORTS.

Athletes in EA SPORTS next gen games will be able to make intelligent decisions with human-like reaction times. EA SPORTS IGNITE computes four times more calculations per second than previous consoles, unlocking nearly infinite potential for how players think, and enabling them to make more difficult decisions faster. Players are alive with contextual awareness and instincts—thinking, anticipating, and reacting—just like real athletes, and players are conscious of their environment. In FIFA 14, for example, a player’s sense of urgency increases as the match draws on and a goal is needed, rushing to take a free kick, corner, or goal-kick if time is running down.

EA SPORTS IGNITE will deliver the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the world’s best athletes. With 10 times more animation depth and detail than previous consoles, and thousands of new sport-specific animations to drive new locomotion systems, players now plant, pivot and cut, quickly change speeds, and shift momentum with the agility and explosiveness of superstar athletes.

EA SPORTS games for the next generation will have stunning accuracy and visuals. By creating living worlds, the in-game environment is now as dynamic as real-world stadiums and arenas that change throughout a match.  For the first time ever, 3D crowds and dynamic sidelines will impact the experience, and rich sports atmospheres will change organically based on the progress of a match.  Player actions will change depending on the situation, and crowds will have an expectation of how a game is likely to play out, and react accordingly.

Xbox Now Relates to Broadcasting Services Not Console Name

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There’s been a great deal of leaks surrounding the next Xbox with names surfacing such as Xbox 8, Xbox Infinity, just Xbox, but the latest was said to be “Xbox Now” as slipped out by an employee of RARE on social networking sites.

Many media and gaming websites have jumped on the Xbox-conga and rumoured the console name as another addition to the family before Microsoft FINALLY announces the new Xbox at tonights unveiling (6pm BST Time) via Xbox.com and console streaming apps.

A quick trademark search has shown that in the UK, Microsoft trademarked the “Xbox Now” terms last October and it relates to Audio and Video broadcasting services over the internet. With the trademark being registered in the UK, and RARE (who leaked the name) developing in the UK, perhaps this is something they’re working for next-gen…

…but the trademark does not relate to hardware or even software?

Stating The Obvious – New Dashboard Update Rumoured For 2013

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The Verge has reported that Microsoft plan to release a dashboard update this year for the Xbox 360, STOP THE PRESS! Whilst a new update to the dashboard is a pretty obvious assumption all round since there has been at least one every single year since the Xbox 360 release; the big news here is that The Verge claim to know its features:

  • Refreshed UI
  • Smaller LIVE Tiles as per the free Windows 8.1 update soon
  • Theme Tweaks
  • Microsoft Points replaced with ‘Real’ currency
  • Xbox 360 to New Generation Xbox Messaging

How about as we wait for the new Xbox reveal we take a little look back at all the dashboard updates since the original dashboard waaay back in the day! Who can remember their first browse through the original Blade style dashboard?

We’ll detail the next dashboard announcements when they drop…possibly on May 21st during the new generation Xbox reveal?

Via The Verge

The New Generation of Xbox – Reminder #XboxReveal

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Hey readers, this is a reminder post to let everyone know that next Tuesday 21st May, the new generation of Xbox is going to be revealed to the world for the first time. ThisisXbox will be covering news about the event as it happens, although we expect you to be watching on live stream also.

The event is going to start at 10am Seattle time (18:00 BST UK Time, 19:00 CEST) and will last for an hour. The #XboxReveal Tent has a Twitter feed that you can follow, @XboxRevealTent

Also should you start tweeting about the event as it’s live – lets get this news trending and make sure to include #XboxReveal as your hashtag.

Now the long 4 day wait begins!

We’ll see you in the new generation hype from next Tuesday…