NCAA Football 11 First Details

EA Sports drops the first big details on its upcoming college football game.

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ESPN has the first details on EA Sports' upcoming college football game, NCAA Football 11. In an interview with the site, producers Ben Haumiller and Russ Kiniry break down nine of the biggest changes and additions to the game, including some feature imports from last year's Madden, as well as a few additions that fans have been clamoring about for years. Here are the features are in the order listed in the article:

- On-field refs
- Gang tackles
- Improved auto-save
- Auto load rosters
- Formation subs
- New equipment
- Single bowl season
- Dynamic conference logos
- Numbers on helmets

A screen from last year's NCAA Football 10.
A screen from last year's NCAA Football 10.

Formation subs seem like the big win here, especially considering the feature was part of the NCAA Football series on the PlayStation 2. Here's a quote from Kiniry in the article, explaining how the system has been improved for this generation of consoles:

"Formation subs are back & that's the best way to put it," says Kiniry. "It's exciting for us as well because I love running two back systems, and there's nothing better than to be able to set up different formations with different backs. So now, just like how it worked on PS2, you'll be able to go in and for each formation; you'll be able to choose who you want in there. Cool thing is, you can do it while in-game in the pause menu, but for me, the biggest part is that it's a front-end option in Dynasty as well. So now, you can setup your Dynasty and Online Dynasty in the beginning of the year, and barring injuries, you can let it ride out, and those are your formation subs for the rest of the year.

Obviously, there's much more to learn about NCAA Football 11 in the coming months, so be sure to stay tuned.

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