EA Sports Ignites the Next Generation of Sports Video Games


Ignite is the new game engine EA Sports has crafted to usher in the next generation of sports video games on Xbox One as well as PlayStation 4. For Xbox One in particular, EA and Microsoft have entered into a “strategic partnership” to bring four sports franchises to the console within the next 12 months, including Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14 (yes, it does exist!) and UFC. Exactly what the strategic partnership with Microsoft means for the Xbox One versions of these games compared to PS4 is not clear at this time.

Human Intelligence, True Player Motion and Living Worlds are the cornerstones of the Ignite engine, as showcased in the following series of trailers. Ignite promises to deliver 10 times more animation detail, uncanny human AI and immersive stadium atmosphere on a level far above and beyond what has previously been possible. Sure looks and sounds impressive, but I’m not quite believing what’s on display in the trailer is truly representative of what the engine will be able to produce during live gameplay. But I’d be happy to be proven wrong.

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