During yesterday’s Xbox Reveal, EA Sports unveiled FIFA 14, NBA Live 14, Madden 25, and UFC running on their new Ignite engine. The footage shown in the trailer, however, was pre-rendered.
“It was all pre-rendered,” EA Sports executive vice president Andrew Wilson informed Polygon. “Listen, we’re not hiding behind that fact. This was an event that we’ve been planning for a number of months on a new platform. And what we wanted to do was use real game assets, so they’re all real game assets, straight out of our game teams, but we had to get it into a format that would be usable in this style of event.”
“What I’m really happy to say, though, is that our games right now are delivering on that, and in some cases more, and we’re going to show a lot more of that at E3 in a couple of weeks. And then by the time we get to launch, the sky’s the limit of where we get to.”
According to Wilson, though pre-rendered, the footage is absolutely representative of the games themselves. As always, Mr. Wilson, we’ll believe it when we see it.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 both launch later this year.