EA Sports Live Presentation
Starting at 11am AEDT EA will be presenting their latest in the sports lineup. You can get the latest news from the event here on Astir Gaming. Any questions that you would like answered please tweet to @astirgaming. (Sorry at the moment twitter is not functioning properly, we will try and get it running again to take some of your questions.)
[11:06 AM] Stream has just started up, Today they’ll be showing off 3 new titles: FIFA street, Grand Slam Tennis 2 aswell as SSX.
[11:10 AM] Sid Misra (Line Producer) and Gary Paterson (Creative Director) have been introduced and are just talking a little bit about the game (FIFA Street) and how the fundamentals work.
[11:12 AM] Gary Paterson has revealed that this will be running on the FIFA gameplay engine.
[11:13 AM] They are just showing how you can use the new trick system to draw the defender out. The trick system is shown as a very simple but responsive flick of the left stick whilst holding the left trigger. They also show how they have incorporated the ‘Nutmeg’ as well as the walls into the game. That can be played in 37 different locations.
[11:16 AM] There is 5 game modes : 5 – A side , 6- A side, Futsal aswell as Last Man standing they also have a custom gameplay mode.
[11:18 AM] They have just passed over to Sid Misra who is going to explain the main game mode : World Tour.
[11:23 AM] They are now showing off their Lionel Messi trailer. (Mainly consists of showing off the varied locations with a heavy dose of tricks aswell.)
[11:25 AM] Gary Paterson is now booting up the demo and is going to walk us through the basic controls.
[11:28 AM] There is an obvious focus on the Trick System, this looks like it will work very well with the game which is mainly focused on 1v1, one defender versus one attacker.
[11:31 AM] The definitely seem to have definitely focused on in-depth research, going to many of the main capitals of street football : Brazil,Amsterdam as-well as London
[11:34 AM] There is quite alot of variation between different game modes such as a first to 5 or just who is the most stylish on the field.
[11:39 AM] They’re now showing off the World Tour mode. This is a mode where you create your own player and own team and take on the world.
[11:42 AM] In usual FIFA style you can put points into different skills such as diving headers and more elaborate tricks.
[11:46 AM] They’re now announcing that if you pre-order you’ll receive the Adidas all star team as-well as an exclusive location, a Brazilian plaza personally chosen by Lionel Messi (Also announced as the cover player.)
[11:50 AM] This is the end of the FIFA Street section of the stream, next up is Grand Slam Tennis 2. Also FIFA street is set for a March release this year.
[12:01 PM] Ok so now we’ve just started up the Grand Slam Tennis 2 section. They are just running through the main points of the game : Total Racket Control, PS Move support aswell as the Pro A.I.
[12:07 PM] February 9th is the release date for Grand Slam Tennis 2 for Australia and New Zealand, They are just running through the menus very similar to FIFA 12.
[12:11 PM] Running through the simple control system in the new Practice Court Mode.
[12:13 PM] Now showing off the PS Move, they’ve definitely tried to get the most accurate representation of Tennis with the Move control system.
[12:15 PM] They’ve loaded up a singles game Andy Murray vs Tsonga at Rod Laver Arena. They have tried extremely hard to get the most accurate representation even with the locations with up to date clothing and uniforms they’ve definitely gone all out with this to try and create the most realistic tennis game
[12:28 PM] Just about to wrap up the Grand Slam Tennis 2 part of the stream out in Stores February 9th
[12:38 PM] SSX is just being brought up and is set to be released March 1st in Australia and New Zealand.
[12:40 PM] 3 different modes Race It, Trick It, Survive It in 9 different mountain ranges
[12:43 PM] They have definitely focused on multiplayer by taking several aspects of Criterion’s Need For Speed multiplayer aswell as a Google Earth style interface for navigating the Main Menus
[12:48 PM] They really captured that feel of speed when rushing down a gigantic mountain and the deadliness of some of the survival areas with giant crevices. They also have a very simple rewind mode to keep that speed you have if you crash. Just a correction it’s March 2nd for New Zealand
[12:54 PM] Now they’re showing off the wingsuit deadly decent which is a different mode where you actually control the player from a top down view looking at their face in a reverse camera style. It seems a little awkward but they promise that there is many tutorials and easy runs that introduce
the reverse camera.
[12:58 PM] Now showing off the wingsuit, an interesting feature that is incorporated into many of the maps. Definitely looks like alot of fun.
[1:02 PM] They’ve also introduced an interesting thing called a GeoTag. A little collectible you can place down in rewind mode. Once placed it gains you points until another racer picks it up again. Now showing off the RiderNet similar to the Autolog from criterion this manages all your friends high scores as-well as your own.
[1:16 PM] Just about to wrap up thanks for reading hope you enjoyed the coverage.