NCAA 14 Ultimate Team news
While we learned in April that NCAA Football 14 will include its own Ultimate Team mode this year, EA Sports announced details on how it will operate today. The mode will include more than 1,400 former college football players at the game's launch, as well as both solo and special head-to-head challenges. Ultimate Team is the long-running mode that spans most of EA Sports' properties, which combines standard on-field gameplay with a card-collecting system for building and managing your team.

NCAA 14's version of Ultimate Team will also include a head-to-head season mode, in which players match up against one another with their specially crafted teams in a 10-game season, before entering an end-of-the-season tournament. Players can earn rewards along the way for toppling challenges that increase in difficulty, such as coins for procuring more card packs.

The game will receive similar treatment in the mode that other EA Sports games got in the past, with challenges and card collections being added throughout the real-life football season. NCAA 14 is slated to launch July 9 on PS3 and Xbox 360.
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EA SPORTS ANNOUNCES NCAA FOOTBALL 14 PLAYBOOK #3: ULTIMATE TEAM

Build an Unbeatable Roster Utilizing Over 1,400 Former College Players

May 15, 2013 – EA SPORTS has announced the latest NCAA Football 14 Playbook, "Ultimate Team." The fan-favorite mode makes its way to NCAA Football 14, allowing the college faithful to assemble rosters they've only ever dreamed of with over 1,400 former college football greats available at launch. Create a powerhouse team utilizing the best of the best from not only your alma mater, but all of college football.

Ultimate Team players can put their squad through its paces both through Solo Challenges against the CPU and the brand-new Head-to-Head Seasons mode against other players. Head-to-Head Seasons puts a new twist on traditional online play, creating a 10-game season with eight increasing levels of competition. Achieve milestones along the way to earn rewards, and win games for the highest possible seed at the end-of-season tournament. Assemble a team dominant enough to bring home the championship and reap the biggest rewards.

Fans can also enjoy other staples of Ultimate Team, including collecting star players, setting lineups, and completing collections to earn coins, special packs or rare players and items. In addition to buying packs in the online store, players can post and bid on items from all players on the auction block. Throughout the season, players will find special challenges and rewards for rivalry games, bowl games, and more.
For more details fans can check out the NCAA Football Ultimate Team blog, which provides a full explanation of the mode and its features. Additional information will continue to be released in the coming days.

Fans are encouraged to keep up to date by visiting the NCAA Football website, Facebook, and Twitter for exclusive assets and unique insights into all this year's new features. College football enthusiasts can also get involved in the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #PLAYTRUE.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.