NCAA Football 10 breaks huddle July 14

EA Tiburon's latest collegiate pigskin sports sim gears up for release on Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and PSP.

March Madness may have the eyes of most college-sports fans, but EA is already looking ahead to the next great academic sporting event. The publisher has announced that NCAA Football 10 will kick off July 14 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PSP. EA made no mention of a Wii edition--which last year featured Michigan State's Sparty mascot on the cover--and had not responded to requests for comment as of press time.

The Swamp isn't going anywhere.

Although EA plans to regularly announce new game features through NCAA Football 10's Web site, the publisher did spell out one of the sports game's new online modes, Season Showdown. A highly collaborative mode, Season Showdown has players affiliating themselves with a school of their choice and then competing either through NCAA Football 10 or Web-based games to earn credits. The school with the most credits by the end of the Season Showdown wins the bragging-rights title.

As in years past, NCAA Football 10 features all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams. According to EA, stadiums have seen a number of enhancements this year, from new field-goal nets, to wind-driven flags, to camera flashes. Despite staff cuts made in January, EA Tiburon has again been tasked with development duties on NCAA Football 10.

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edwillis3
edwillis3

It looks like they have cleaned up the online dynasty, which is good. Now let's see if they still have login problems.

jason23456
jason23456

i think the ai is pretty good what do you expect, its a football game all they know is run, block, pass, tackle, and what route to run i think they need to put the real lower division teams in the game next year

travular_17
travular_17

Sweet new field goal nets, now I'm going to buy it. Not. Boycotting 2010, who is with me?

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

To early to judge. But when they start talking about BS like FG Nets , Flags blowing and camera flashes as the new additions... it's time to get nervous. How about fixing the AI so your WR doesn't run 5 feet out of bounds as the pass arrives on down and out patterns. I'm tired of shinier graphics painted on the same bad AI/game engine. Improve the AI already!!!

fupa24
fupa24

Its like year after year on the regular gen got so much better with the help of the fans ideas and to this day I have no idea what made them just decide to cut everything out that made EA what it once was.. Gameplay is huge but the little things like this is really needed, and since they are looking into the small things will the referee finally be in the game?!

badman11226
badman11226

"field-goal nets, to wind-driven flags, to camera flashes". Wtf lol and i bet they are serious about these too LMFAO. How about improving the gameplay instead of camera flashes and field goal nets. They got to be freaking kidding me.

zyxomma100
zyxomma100

Wait... they actually have to cite stuff like camera flashes as an improvement over the previous year? I haven't bought an EA Sports game since the miserable Madden 06, and that was a bargain used title. I've played some newer ones, and they were only just barely better. I won't even consider buying another until they let go of their exclusivity and prove they can actually compete in the video game market.

Nwogbe91
Nwogbe91

There were never even D2 Teams on the game, only Division 1 fcs and Division 1 fbs teams (1a and 1aa) Learn a little about college football people, i agree though they need to bring these teams back

CrushedGroove
CrushedGroove

I hear so many people complain year after year about the lack of development EA puts into their sports titles...and they're all dead on. What I don't understand is why does everyone continue to line up at midnight and throw down 60 bucks for last year's version with "camera flashes" thrown in? Boycotting is a much more effective way to get a company's attention rather than just bi***ing about it on an internet message board. I bet you EA pays little mind to the user comments on this site. You want to get EA's attention? Stop giving them money! Why would they change their practices when they make money hand over fist EVERY YEAR because everybody keeps buying their rehashed garbage. I love sports games, and I want to play sports games, but I do NOT want to feed the monster that EA sports has become. When I pay 60 dollars for a game, I do not expect to hear the same commentary from the previous year (for example). I want something new. If all you are going to do is update rosters and add camera flashes...just give me a patch for 5-10 bucks. That would be worth it...60 bucks is ridiculous for the swill that EA continues to peddle on us. But until people quit buying their stuff...there is NO motivation for EA to change anything.

epwalk61
epwalk61

How about bringing back D2 schools and Create a School. I would love for me and my friends to be able to create schools in online dynasty. Also how about making recruiting a little less time consuming. And how about in dynasty mode having some type of emphasis on cordinators and assistant coaches seeing how they do most of the work any way (maybe have position coaches ratings affect the rate at which your players improve over their careers at your college. And maybe have local radio host call the games in dynasty mode that arent being covered by corso and herbstreet. And for the love of pete...please make campus legend more in depth...like maybe having to actually take exams and etc. to stay elgible... not just choosing between the same 4 activities everynight. and please fix the camera angles on campus legend for players who are not the quaterback. Maybe give us options to change between different camera angles until we find one that we like (kinda like in nba 2k9's team up mode).

favre4thewin
favre4thewin

@ korn62586, Its not the classical controller support that caused NCAA 09 to sell poorly on the Wii. It was its lack of Campus Legend mode, not being able to export draft class and a dumb down to basics playbook. You couple that in addition to having graphics worse then NCAA 2005 on the Original Xbox (which the Wii is a little bit more powerful) and not a lot of ppl bothered to get it. I mean how do you remove your most popular features?

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

I'm going to pre-order this game tomorrow. :)

hunter8man
hunter8man

The last time I bought NCAA was 08. I rented last year's version, and I'm probably going to rent this one as well. Not that I don't like the series, but I'm not sure I want to spend $60 on a few minor updates and tweaks.

jshaas
jshaas

@animal503... I don't see any mention of Divison 2 teams in this article. I agree they should have them in the game, since they had them on the PS2 just a couple years ago. I thought 09 was pretty good, and I'm not sure what EA could do to make it better. One thing I would like to see is a more realistic running animation... in 09 the runners where very robotic.

korn62586
korn62586

No Wii version? Thats strange since madden seems to sell well on the system. According to VGChartz last years college football game only sold around 100,000 units . But I didn't think EA would give up after only 1 year. Especially with the amount of Wii's that have been sold. I think classic controller support for all EA Sports games would have more Wii gamers (myself included) buying those games.

animal503
animal503

ohhhhh helll Yeah!!! finally they are bringing back the division 2 teams. i can now make Portland State a power house in college football ( been wanting to do this since 05!). The other enhancements sound tight but they REALLY need to put the team names in the endzones for bowl games, it really brings up the presentation as well as atmosphere ( nothin like seeing your colers and name in one side of the endzone for the national championship. Makes me feel like im suppose to be there not that im just playing another game just in a bigger stadium.)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

American football and baseball are one of those sports I really feel we miss out on in the UK.

jrocksreturn
jrocksreturn

I know it'd take a bit more work, but EA you guys really couldnt add the same number of teams as the Ps2 did? If Ps2 can add all those teams in the past Ncaa games then the Ps3 and 360 should have the power to do so as well........nets and camera flashes? uggggggggh I will still get this game hope its better than last years!

stziggy
stziggy

Maybe we can have one of those custom covers for the University of Wyoming or Montana. EA reminds me that us folks in the Mountain Time Zone that we are the children of a lesser god.

sflowers539
sflowers539

For the first time in almost 10 years I am going to buy this rather than Madden this year, while EA has done everything they can with it and try to improve it Madden is becoming stale, I need a change.

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Hope the graphics and gameplay are improved. Game play needs to be easier so that you can get the full enjoyment out of it. They just keep increasing the complexity of the control system which takes away from the enjoyment of playing.

cometkd
cometkd

same old old, nothing new about this game. not buying it again. nor madden.

taj7575
taj7575

oh yeah, and those camera flashes = annoying..

taj7575
taj7575

According to EA, stadiums have seen a number of (things from the last gen NCAA) enhancements this year, from new field-goal nets, to wind-driven flags, to camera flashes. fix'd.

Sic133
Sic133

I seriously wish I could make myself not buy this game... because it looks to be the same as the 09 version, and just putting 10? really? just put 2010.. not that hard. anyways Ill prob still end up buying this since Im a nut for college football and.. have been buying each edition since the 2003 version.. when the game was actually pretty badass.

daabulls23
daabulls23

Field goal nets? Cool! I bet they have the All-State logo too! Talk about authenticity! (If you believed that was not sarcastic, then boo to you)

Lostboy1224
Lostboy1224

I don't know what it is about NCAA Football, but I prefer it over Madden every time. Maybe its that every game means the difference between being in the National Title hunt or being sent to the random meaningless bowl game broadcast on ESPN 8 "The Ocho". They better have more then what was stated cause since games have gone up to $60 and the economy is doing this bad people need their monies worth.

joshzen
joshzen

I work next to Tiburon in Orlando, they will be adding some new stuff this year for sure so it's not just a graphic update... I hope they squeeze Create-a-school back into it as it was cut last year due to memory... that was my personal fav feature.

savestheday614
savestheday614

if those are the only features there's no way i'm buying this game. also, PS2?? seriously??

knighthawksfan
knighthawksfan

I can't wait until this game comes out,I will be at the store as soon as it opens to get this game. I love playing online dynasty, I can't wait to play the new game mode. Well see you guys on the game peace.

Decessus
Decessus

A game that will get a better score than it deserves despite the fact that it's simply a rehash of last years game with a couple new features thrown in and some new character models.

beachdreamer
beachdreamer

Jesus, i hope they put the schools from the division formerly know as division 2. If not then im not buying this game, period.

bizuit
bizuit

Camera flashes, but yet they cant take care of the pinball affect? Maybe the folks who make NHL sould take over the NCAA version.

metaljeff
metaljeff

'Camera flashes'...YuckYuck..Yep, looks like another season of mediocre football from the folks at EA

mwmars
mwmars

Just because they put out a new game every year doesn't mean you're expected to buy it every year.. If you haven't played before and you want to jump in to play a college football game in any given season, you might as well have the opportunity to get the most current rosters, teams, stadiums, and field goal nets, (ha) etc. What they should do, if this isn't already available, is just make roster updates available for download every year-- that way, you can decide wether to buy a whole new game, or just buy a roster upgrade for 5 bucks or whatever... you'd think that would be possible.

JERMINITIS
JERMINITIS

Probably a good idea not to release a Wii version. Plus, if it was like last year's mediocre Wii version, I wouldn't buy it. Unfortunately, I jumped the gun and bought last year's version. Boohoo me, lol.

nate_c-12
nate_c-12

I'll probualy get this one only becuase I havnt purchased a college football game since 07.

TexasAnMGrad2K
TexasAnMGrad2K

I sure hope that EA keeps the "game freezes at the worst possible time" feature!

Ace_The_Ace
Ace_The_Ace

The Wii version was cancelled a month ago. On the GameStop GO Stores site, NCAA 2010 All-Play is under the "Cancelled reservation SKUs." In other news, I hope Pat White is on the cover of one of the boxes!

UmbrellaMaster
UmbrellaMaster

Too bad with these games that the community for the year past dies immediately upon the release of the newest year. If it were up to me, I'd still be playing NCAA 08. Seemed like 09 did a few new things but did little to fix a lot of my gripes from 08 (quarterbacks getting tackled by 3 linemen somehow pitching the option to their HB 10 feet to the right and scoring a touchdown comes to mind).

enoslives7
enoslives7

"new field-goal nets, to wind-driven flags, to camera flashes"....now that's worth shelling out 60 bucks for!!!

SilverWeeZy
SilverWeeZy

I wish you could make your own college and be the president. Be like an owner mode but for NCAA. By the way they new to bring owner mode back to Madden.

joeyfine
joeyfine

create a school and let me import my own logo

sgt-hawkins
sgt-hawkins

you know updates and expansion packs would be nice but i guess thats asking for to much

ZedX-14Pilot
ZedX-14Pilot

These incremental updates for SIXTY BUCKS every year has made me stop buying sports games. So I won't be buying this one either. I LOVE football games, but nickel and dimen me to death each year is getting old. I bought tiger last september, after it was released in august, and the new one comes out IN JUNE!?!? I am not paying for new versions of ANY games every ten months! I wish they would just stop the stupidity, but they won't, because too many stupid people still keep buying these games.

americansolsrfr
americansolsrfr

i hope they add more to home field advantage. and add more to when players start to do worse or better, like in the 05 version i think it is.

truballas2
truballas2

I hope they put back in features like create-a-school and player disclepline.

Beesters
Beesters

probably the best sports game that came out last year.

swamptick
swamptick

I will be picking up the 360 version.