NCAA Football 14 introduces all-new Power Recruiting and Coach Skills
NCAA Football 14 is undergoing quite a few changes this year. In addition to all the conference realignments, EA Sports has been hard at work revamping some of the old systems -- particularly in Dynasty Mode. For those unfamiliar, Dynasty Mode allows you to become head coach, taking control over all aspects of your team including recruiting, roster management, and actually playing the game. This year there are two new features that EA has taken the time to highlight: Power Recruiting and Coach Skills.
In an attempt to streamline some of the more mundane recruiting activities, NCAA Football 14 will say goodbye to the traditional scouting and recruitment system that had you allot a certain amount of time making phone calls and pitches to recruits on a week-to-week basis. In its place will be Power Recruiting which allows you to assign a set number of points to each recruit on a week-to-week basis. As explained in the video, you can set your board to spend the max number of points on a recruit to win him over, and once you feel comfortable that he will commit, you can adjust those points over to a different player.
Dynamic Pitch Grades will allow you to see how your school ranks in terms of what's important to the player, and bonuses will be granted based on such measures. Campus visits and scholarship offers will return.
Elsewhere in today's video, EA highlighted Coach Skills, a new system that allows you to assign RPG-like abilities to your coach. There are 18 upgradeable skills spread across two skill trees for your head coach, as well as separate skill trees for offensive and defensive coordinators. There are a total of 36 upgradeable skills.
Earlier this month, EA detailed how NCAA Football 14's Ultimate Team Mode will operate. You can learn more about there here. NCAA Football 14 is set to launch on July 9 for Xbox 360 and PS3.