• NCAA Football 13 Demo Available Now on XBL & PS3

    The NCAA Football 13 demo is now available on both XBL (queue download from web here) and PSN.

    The demo features one Heisman Challenge match-up (of co-cover athlete Robert Griffin III) and several match-ups from Week 10: USC-Oregon, LSU-Alabama, Kansas State vs. Baylor. All match-ups consist of four three-minute quarters with Studio Updates, however the Heisman Challenge game features four five-minute quarters with defense supersimmed.

    Sharing the demo with a friend will unlock five Nike Pro-Combat uniforms for use in the retail version of the game: LSU, Navy, Stanford, Boise State, Ohio State. Playing through each Dynasty Experience match-up will unlock WR Tim Brown, RB Archie Griffin, and QB Jim Plunkett for use in Heisman Challenge in retail version.

    After downloading and playing the demo, share your impressions and feedback here with the community. Continue on to see a video detailing what you can expect in the demo.





    Articles from EA
    Get the Demo
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    Hey Everyone, Ben Haumiller here and with July 10th
    fast approaching it’s time to talk about this year’s demo. First off, I’m happy to announced that the demo is now available for download, so rather than just hear about the buzz coming out of E3, you will get a chance to get your hands on the game and check out all of the great gameplay improvements for yourself.We are very excited about this year’s demo for two reasons; first, we are giving you a deeper look at what’s new than ever before, and second, we have never provided more rewards for checking out the demo.Before we get into the details, let’s take do a quick overview of the menu and we will dive into the features from there. You will see that we are providing a preview of the new Heisman Challenge, a Dynasty Mode experience, and the ability to share the demo with a friend.

    Heisman Challenge presented by NissanFirst let’s start with the Heisman Challenge. For the first time ever you will have the chance to experience what it’s like to be a Heisman Trophy winner. There are 16 former Heisman recipients involved in the Heisman Challenge in the full retail version of the game, but for the demo we are giving you a chance to play as 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. You will be able to put RG3 on one of the six teams included in the demo, and experience for yourself the new Total Control passing system. You can also check out the all new Reaction Time feature which gives you the ability to “slow the game down” and take the time to make the split-second decisions that came so natural to these Heisman greats.
    Dynasty ExperienceWith the addition of ESPN Studio Updates and the Bottom Line ticker to Dynasty Mode, we wanted to give you a feel for how the stories of the day will be revealed to you depending on when your game is being played. To do this, we are going to drop you into a Dynasty that has been simmed to week 10 of the upcoming college football season. We chose week 10 for two very important reasons, Oregon @ USC and Alabama @ LSU. Since both of those games are played in week 10 it was the natural choice for our Dynasty experience week. With RG3 being playable in the Heisman Challenge it also felt right for us to select Baylor as one of the teams in our other matchup, and we opted for Kansas State as Baylor’s opponent.When you select the Dynasty Experience from the menu you will be brought to the schedule screen where you will have the ability to select any of these three matchups. Each one is at a different time of day so that you will get to experience the “stories of Saturday” from three different perspectives.
    Once you select your game it’s time to head in and check out all of those new gameplay improvements like Total Control Passing, Read and React Defensive AI, and more. Not only that, you can also follow all of the action around the country through the Bottom Line and Studio Updates with Rece Davis.

    Heisman Challenge UnlockAs a reward for checking out the demo, we are going to give you three Heisman Challenge athletes for use in the full retail version ofNCAA Football 13. By completing each of the three demo matchups (either through the Heisman Challenge or the Dynasty experience) you will unlock classic Heisman winners Jim Plunkett, Tim Brown, and Archie Griffin.

    Share the DemoIn addition to the Heisman Challenge unlocks, we are also giving you 5 Nike Pro Combat uniforms just for telling a friend to check out the NCAA Football 13 demo. All you need to do is share the demo once and you will unlock the Nike Pro Combat uniforms for Navy, Stanford, Ohio State, LSU, and Boise State:


    Now that you’ve got the details, go download that demo and start enjoying your first hands-on peek at NCAA Football 13. Be sure to preorder the game, and get ready for the full experience on July 10th.




    How to Download the Demo
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    With the NCAA Football 13 demo available to download now, it’s time to get your hands on this year’s game, check out all of the new gameplay improvements, and unlock your 5 Nike Pro Combat Uniforms as well as your three Heisman Challenge Athletes. If you’ve never downloaded a demo before, here’s what you need to do:
    Xbox Live Demo Download Steps
    1. From Xbox Home go to the Games section
    2. Select Games Marketplace
    3. Go to the Demos section and select New Releases
    4. Select the NCAA Football 13 Demo
    5. Select Free Download
    6. Select Confirm Download
    Visit the Xbox 360 Marketplace

    PlayStation® Store Demo Download Steps
    1. On the Cross Menu Bar (XMB) of the PlayStation go to PlayStation Store icon under the account menu option (the second column from the right).
    2. Once you select this it will load you into the PlayStation Store.
    3. In the Store Menu go to PlayStation Demos option to get a list of demos.
    4. Here you should see a list of demos that are currently available to download.
    Note: This could be broken into sub sections like Action/Adventure, Sports, Racing, etc. You want to pick “Sports” or “New”.
    5. Here is where you can find the NCAA® Football 13 Demo and can select it.
    6. In this screen select the demo and choose to download the file which will be free and install it.
    7. Once the install is done to access it you need to go back to the XMB.
    8. On the XMB go to the Game column (fourth from the right) and you will an NCAA® Football 20th Anniversary logo that is the new demo.
    The NCAA Football 13 demo will be available on PlayStation® Store June 6 at 7PM EDT/4PM PDT

    Comments 659 Comments
    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      Main page updated to reflect demo available on XBL. You can place the demo into your queue for download via this link.


      It is expected that this afternoon's PSN Store update will have the NCAA Football 13 demo for PS3 users.
    1. ram29jackson's Avatar
      ram29jackson -
      Quote Originally Posted by gschwendt View Post
      Link? Trust me, I know based on how EA worded things with "another big announcement", it made it sound like it was another game feature or something but I made sure to never word it that way myself. It was just that everyone already had "game feature" in their mind when they started reading my posts.
      of course they did.. I dont care how early a demo is. Thats not a big announcement. Its just an early demo.


      now...last year, TeamBuilder wasnt up till a week before game...same this year I wonder ?
    1. Kwizzy's Avatar
      Kwizzy -
      Quote Originally Posted by SmoothPancakes View Post
      Downloading right now. Fuck yeah.
      Jealous.
    1. Kwizzy's Avatar
      Kwizzy -
      So I know I SHOULD probably know this but, what time does PSN typically update?
    1. gschwendt's Avatar
      gschwendt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kwizzy View Post
      So I know I SHOULD probably know this but, what time does PSN typically update?
      Pretty much anytime this afternoon. Has been as late as 8pm CT but I imagine it will be earlier today since it's E3 week. That said, Sony also updates their store multiple times throughout E3 week usually so there's no guarantee that it comes today (though would be surprised if not).
    1. I OU a Beatn's Avatar
      I OU a Beatn -
      Anywhere between 4pm EST and 11pm EST on Tuesdays.
    1. ram29jackson's Avatar
      ram29jackson -
      its just a demo guys..lets not have a gasm about a demo
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by ram29jackson View Post
      its just a demo guys..lets not have a gasm about a demo
    1. psusnoop's Avatar
      psusnoop -
    1. oweb26's Avatar
      oweb26 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ram29jackson View Post
      its just a demo guys..lets not have a gasm about a demo
      When they mention uniforms I hope someone is waiting by to tell u the same thing. Lol

      Posted With Tapatalk
    1. ram29jackson's Avatar
      ram29jackson -
      Quote Originally Posted by JBHuskers View Post
      I'll get excited about a disc in my hands but not a demo dude. Demos are very incomplete and very fragmented and not a really recent build of the game if i'm not mistaken...

      To me, its just the video game companies showing off that they can do this sort of thing on the internet
    1. JSmith03's Avatar
      JSmith03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gschwendt View Post
      Yes. Originally they expected that the demo wouldn't be available for another couple of weeks but it went through certification faster than expected so they were able to share it earlier than expected.

      Congrats to JSmith03 being the lucky guesser... you've won a free month's worth of XBL Silver on behalf of TGT.
      LOL it was truly a shot in the dark. I remember being in the shower maybe two days ago and I stopped and thought, "What else could they announce?" Besides RTP of course, Teambuilder wouldn't have been really exciting, so I figured, it's gotta be the demo dropping early. I don't know if too many people would've expected that, which is why it wouldn't disappoint. Always good to be able to play early, especially earlier than expected.
    1. ram29jackson's Avatar
      ram29jackson -
      Quote Originally Posted by oweb26 View Post
      When they mention uniforms I hope someone is waiting by to tell u the same thing. Lol

      Posted With Tapatalk
      another reason to not get excited about demos LOL
    1. SmoothPancakes's Avatar
      SmoothPancakes -
    1. gschwendt's Avatar
      gschwendt -
      Bad news for impatient PS3 guys... an article for "how to download the demo" says
      The NCAA Football 13 demo will be available on PlayStation® Store June 6 at 7PM EDT/4PM PDT
    1. psuexv's Avatar
      psuexv -
      I'm not really going to get into much of it since it's the demo and they are trying to highlight features, but the studio update was right after a run on first down(this time I'm pretty sure it wasn't after the kickoff)
    1. gschwendt's Avatar
      gschwendt -
      Article for the demo release (not how to get the demo)
      http://www.easports.com/ncaa-footbal...e/get-the-demo

      Spoiler: show
      Hey Everyone, Ben Haumiller here and with July 10


      th
      fast approaching it’s time to talk about this year’s demo. First off, I’m happy to announced that the demo is now available for download, so rather than just hear about the buzz coming out of E3, you will get a chance to get your hands on the game and check out all of the great gameplay improvements for yourself.We are very excited about this year’s demo for two reasons; first, we are giving you a deeper look at what’s new than ever before, and second, we have never provided more rewards for checking out the demo.Before we get into the details, let’s take do a quick overview of the menu and we will dive into the features from there. You will see that we are providing a preview of the new Heisman Challenge, a Dynasty Mode experience, and the ability to share the demo with a friend.

      Heisman Challenge presented by NissanFirst let’s start with the Heisman Challenge. For the first time ever you will have the chance to experience what it’s like to be a Heisman Trophy winner. There are 16 former Heisman recipients involved in the Heisman Challenge in the full retail version of the game, but for the demo we are giving you a chance to play as 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. You will be able to put RG3 on one of the six teams included in the demo, and experience for yourself the new Total Control passing system. You can also check out the all new Reaction Time feature which gives you the ability to “slow the game down” and take the time to make the split-second decisions that came so natural to these Heisman greats.
      Dynasty ExperienceWith the addition of ESPN Studio Updates and the Bottom Line ticker to Dynasty Mode, we wanted to give you a feel for how the stories of the day will be revealed to you depending on when your game is being played. To do this, we are going to drop you into a Dynasty that has been simmed to week 10 of the upcoming college football season. We chose week 10 for two very important reasons, Oregon @ USC and Alabama @ LSU. Since both of those games are played in week 10 it was the natural choice for our Dynasty experience week. With RG3 being playable in the Heisman Challenge it also felt right for us to select Baylor as one of the teams in our other matchup, and we opted for Kansas State as Baylor’s opponent.When you select the Dynasty Experience from the menu you will be brought to the schedule screen where you will have the ability to select any of these three matchups. Each one is at a different time of day so that you will get to experience the “stories of Saturday” from three different perspectives.
      Once you select your game it’s time to head in and check out all of those new gameplay improvements like Total Control Passing, Read and React Defensive AI, and more. Not only that, you can also follow all of the action around the country through the Bottom Line and Studio Updates with Rece Davis.

      Heisman Challenge UnlockAs a reward for checking out the demo, we are going to give you three Heisman Challenge athletes for use in the full retail version ofNCAA Football 13. By completing each of the three demo matchups (either through the Heisman Challenge or the Dynasty experience) you will unlock classic Heisman winners Jim Plunkett, Tim Brown, and Archie Griffin.

      Share the DemoIn addition to the Heisman Challenge unlocks, we are also giving you 5 Nike Pro Combat uniforms just for telling a friend to check out the NCAA Football 13 demo. All you need to do is share the demo once and you will unlock the Nike Pro Combat uniforms for Navy, Stanford, Ohio State, LSU, and Boise State:


      Now that you’ve got the details, go download that demo and start enjoying your first hands-on peek at NCAA Football 13. Be sure to preorder the game, and get ready for the full experience on July 10th.
    1. SmoothPancakes's Avatar
      SmoothPancakes -
      Quote Originally Posted by gschwendt View Post
      Bad news for impatient PS3 guys... an article for "how to download the demo" says
      The NCAA Football 13 demo will be available on PlayStation® Store June 6 at 7PM EDT/4PM PDT
      OUCH!
    1. Noles94's Avatar
      Noles94 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gschwendt View Post
      Bad news for impatient PS3 guys... an article for "how to download the demo" says
      The NCAA Football 13 demo will be available on PlayStation® Store June 6 at 7PM EDT/4PM PDT
      Hm. Buying the game for my PS3 so I was going to just download the demo there. Still will tomorrow, but since I want to check it out today, time to fire up the 360. Thanks for the heads-up.
    1. JBHuskers's Avatar
      JBHuskers -
      Quote Originally Posted by ram29jackson View Post
      I'll get excited about a disc in my hands but not a demo dude. Demos are very incomplete and very fragmented and not a really recent build of the game if i'm not mistaken...

      To me, its just the video game companies showing off that they can do this sort of thing on the internet
      You do have one thing right here. The demo is not a final representation of the retail game. Though most will still bitch like it is rather than actually take steps to help make it better.