Madden NFL 10: New Screen and Your Questions

News continues to trickle out about the upcoming Madden NFL 10 from EA Sports. In the latest post at the Inside EA Sports blog, EA's Ian Cummings details the recent Madden NFL 10 community day and goes over some of the feedback offered from the hardcore Madden players who were on-hand at the...

News continues to trickle out about the upcoming Madden NFL 10 from EA Sports. In the latest post at the Inside EA Sports blog, EA's Ian Cummings details the recent Madden NFL 10 community day and goes over some of the feedback offered from the hardcore Madden players who were on-hand at the event.

At the bottom of the post, Cummings left a treat for Madden fans--another screenshot (shown above) from Madden 10, featuring Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasslebeck getting it done during a chilly home game against the Rams. Some nice moody lighting happening there; by the look of things, it seems like the Madden team is putting a lot of consideration into weather effects and environmental atmosphere.

Now, speaking of Madden, I'll be heading to New York next week to check out a bunch of EA Sports games including Madden and NCAA Football 10 for the first time. You'll see our coverage of both games the following week and, to coincide, I'd like to put together a list of reader questions for the games' producers. So, if you've got something you want to know about Madden NFL 10 or NCAA Football 10, put it in the comments below and I'll do my best to get as many answered as possible.

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gilljon26
gilljon26

gilljon brother. whats up madden. I been a madden fan for along time, and i appreciate all the fun that you put in your games. But i think it s time for you guys to bring back some of your all graphics that you once had like the side camera view and makes some halftime shows like 2k5 has. show the sideline celebrations of the teams when there s a touchdown, interception or a fumble recovery has accured. you spend alot of time with things that know one notice like the way their blocking or saying things through thier helmets when there is so much simple things you left out. you have people making your games who have never played the game. you need simple people or everyday people who love and played the game to tell you how to make madden better. so keep it simple. so remember madden you said it's in the game. we don't see it . your fan still .

jace1369
jace1369

i hope they bring back the stat when you get a big hit that was cool

gilljon26
gilljon26

can anybody tell me how can you get your comments viewed by easports while there adding the new rookies to the game.then they can work on the camera angles while there working on the rookies some of you all may think it's funny but im serious

Yung_Thrandy
Yung_Thrandy

I've got an idea, let's get the offensive camera to where we can actually SEE the corners. If ur throwing a quick slant and the corner is pressing, how the hell are we supposed to know if we cant see it. also, lets bring back the blimp camera angle, cool.

JuicyMullet
JuicyMullet

Bump up the graphics. Fix the games animations. AND for the LOVE OF ALL THATS FOOTBALL add the 1AA Teams!!!

carmen279
carmen279

You go Gilljon26.....Camera Angles are VITAL!.....MrG31 isn't into the looks and quality of the game...he's just a Button Masher. i just googled sliders....and they are adding better ones than last year it appears....but the article was unclear on exactly which sliders will be added. I think it is vital they get the SLIDERS WORKING perfectly too....so unrealistic stat occurrences can be cut down. EXAMPLE.....have the interception slider actually work perfectly and be accurately sensitive to how an individual player has set either the human or CPU slider. Thanx and Peace

LookOutSnake
LookOutSnake

"i just want o good gang tackling system. more than one guy able to affect the ball carrier" Did you play Madden 09 even once...?

gilljon26
gilljon26

mrG31 man we just trying to make this a better game with your one track mind give us a chance to speck our mind they been making the same game for to long you sound like a prisoner locked up just give me bread and water i'll be just fine. man back up and shut up if you wanta stay locked up that you. if i spend my money you can bet im gonna ask for better nobody wants to spend money on something they already got. they been making the same game for almost 10 years seems like all they change is the rookies. any man with common since would spend there money looking for a better game.and that why i say mmoooorrrreeee camera views

MrG31
MrG31

CPU adjustable sliders? Just play the game. If you can't cut it, quit.

DKHardee
DKHardee

When are we gonna get an update on how everything went and what questions you asked? But its only been 6 days since thins post, maybe you havent been yet. ADD FCS TEAMS

carmen279
carmen279

ABSOLUTELY have some more choices on CAMERA ANGLES....are you kidding!!!?? Been waiting for Broadcast and Sideview angles since Madden 06 on the 360! And for the love of GOD.... have many CPU adjustable SLIDERS!!!! all kinds like the old generation versions...+ many more. FULL CUSTOMIZATION like in MLB 2K9. and with the accelarated clock it would be cool like in NHL 2K series if it was 15:00 qtrs....and it was accelarated in real time of 4, 5, 6, etc minutes....so if you played 5 minute real qtr time the stats would still show time of possession = to 60 minutes total game time. That would be freakin' sweet!!!

jaguars9
jaguars9

I love you guys for complaining about the camera angels...I am with you guys on that..i "hate" the behind the qb view..it sucks!!! when you are watching a sunday afternoon game they dont show from behind the qb unless he's walking to the line after breaking the huddle. 2001 was the first time it didnt have a tv cam , sideline and even a diagnol cam from the top corner of the stadium...come on ea give us more options we dont see you taking the sideline cam or tv cam from youre hockey nba or soccer games....we maybe in the minority here but bring it back...i love the series...(mostly b/c you guys have monopolized the football game industry by buying the exclusive license)..but also because of youre past history with the game...also what i would love to see is a sports ticker of other games in progress or completed in the virtual sports world and even back to madden on sega and super nintendo that showed you the last crucial play in a game that decided the winner that was an awsome feature back then and you guys dumped it...it would be great to see that on next gen systems in the future.

gilljon26
gilljon26

these grafx look good hell add some new camera views like sideview or broadcast cam. anything but behind the Q.B. everybody is not the same. you give everybody a chance to have a little fun and watch this game sell big time check my word

gilljon26
gilljon26

why in the hell dose NBA & other games have deferent camera veiws but madden dosnt ever year i by a game i end up saling the game for a lower price than i payed for the sorry lame camera view. all the madden before 2001 had camera views from deferent angals even had there on DEMO CAMERA now ever game you by now everybody stuck with this same old one track mind cam. like everybody thinks the same but we don't yah your game might sell butt noting like the 2001 with ed. george on the cover no it is'nt crafty as the new game but it gave you T.V. camera view that anybody could understand and made players who did'nt like football try the game out. what kills me is you suckers are always trying to fix something that ant broke but then add something the average player with in the next game that come out want learn until then you guys make a good game but you take away somethings that keep your fans from buying the next copy

DKHardee
DKHardee

Ask if not in NCAA 2010, when will they add FCS teams, also tell them we want the FCS teams to have there season going on at the same time as the FBS and let the FCS compete for the same recruits as the FBS

roemdawg
roemdawg

nba 2k9 had really good crowd graphics maybe ea should do some stuff they did

XMANMAT
XMANMAT

I AGREE WITH STEPHEN BETTER GRAPHICS BETTER GAME PLAY

costlywar
costlywar

Are the developers going to make a complete game this time. Every year they seem to leave out several features that can make the game fall short of excellent. There is always something. From cloned fans, to players going through each other like ghosts or gameplay is is incorrect. Money is tight these days and we have a right to better qualty of games. "IF ITS IN THE GAME, ITS IN THE GAME"!

brianurlacher
brianurlacher

i just want o good gang tackling system. more than one guy able to affect the ball carrier

StephensJ
StephensJ

I guess everybody forgot that this game is about football. Do not bring back the Tony Bruno Show and all that candya$$ crap. If they would please throw out all the crap and concentrate on the football aspect, this would continue to be the greatest football franchise of all time. All I ask is please put better animation in the game. The players look the same for the last 3 or 4 games. Better graphics, better gameplay. That's all.

shadyvillian
shadyvillian

Will the new Madden be bring back the madden iq? If so will they actually do a better job of implementing it into the game?

papasmurf39
papasmurf39

Read on Ncaa forums from a dev that animations will be "slightly" enhanced. I will not be buying their trash for the first time in my life. Madden however is a complete mystery to me right now due to the new staff and it sounds like they actually care about putting out a good product this year so i'll have to wait and see.

docgonzo25
docgonzo25

If they offered a $10 gift card to applebees with game purchase, it would feel a little less like rape. Hopefully other developers see the void left by the dollar signs in ea's eyes. Until they have serious competition, we'll be forever stuck with warmed over versions of previous games. As far as a question, ask them why they don't respect the gamer. We've been paying they're rent for a couple of decades now.

gdub8
gdub8

My question is with online play...NCAA's format was breakthrough stuff, I honestly thought if Madden had the same format it would take the game to another level. Is Madden finally going to adapt NCAA's online format? I'd love to play multiple seasons with my friends all over the nation, even if it's just with two user controlled teams.

snake3rules
snake3rules

**I meant to say" to juke, hit right then LEFT on the stick, or vice versa..."

snake3rules
snake3rules

... i think the right analaog controls should be one step more complicated, and have each step be a analog movement, thus to juke you would hit right then let on the stick. or vice versa ... And then a spin move could be a movement left or right, followed by half circle down, which is essentially what the foot movements would be in both cases.

snake3rules
snake3rules

I agree with costlywar that post game and halftime highlights and/or a show, as well as simmed highlights for the other games so there can be a plays of the week, etc... MY QUESTION: The juke, big hit, and truck stick movements are easily some of the best controls, which made me wonder -- Have they considered following the successful model of EA's NHL series, and tried to tie as much of the controls as possible to more intuitive analog stick movements?

costlywar
costlywar

Will they have a halftime & post game highlights? That would be sweet. Also, will the crowd comform to the game as it progresses, and will the crowd react to weather , like wearing ponchos or using umbrellas when it rains. Will we see referees on the field? Because " IF IT'S IN THE GAME, ITS IN THE GAME" !

felixlpilon
felixlpilon

Actually, you already can. You can start out with a weak team and get a job at a bigger school. I started out with UL Lafayette once and ended up being national champ with Notre Dame.

DivineMeliadoul
DivineMeliadoul

I would like to see a "legacy" option for dynasty, where you start off at a small school and work your way up. Which feed into the top priority: 1AA teams !!!!!

iamdanthaman
iamdanthaman

I would like to know why they haven't made individually selectable uniforms yet, so instead of selecting from home, away or alternate, you can choose your pants, jersey and helmet separately. With all of the combinations that teams are using, They never seem to get them all in and invariably my favorite combos are left out. and often combos that are never used are put in.

jcampana14
jcampana14

ohh and i would also like the feature where you get to takle the coaches or refferes when you run into them...i would spend hours doing that...OOH AND THE BIGGEST THING YOU GUYS SHOULD DO IS FIX THE CHALLENGES! I CANT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I WANTED TO CHALLENGE A FUMBLE AND INSTEAD IT CHALLENGES THE SPOT OF THE BALL...AT LEAST GIVE US OPTIONS ON WHAT WE WANT TO CHALLENEGE...THANKS

jcampana14
jcampana14

can you please bring back the old intros? (example:before it says "ea sports its in the game" an nfl player would say it) i loved that feature...that and add more celebrations,fixing the animations and please make the fans real!

gamerboy82
gamerboy82

put an end to recievers not being able to turn on a dime on the sidelines after catching a pass so they don't run out of bounds!!!!

garrett20
garrett20

QB Vision??? If you don't like qb vision then turn it off!!! I loved it and was so pissed they took it out of 09 I took it back.

aziatik116
aziatik116

I feel the need to add end of the Year all star games again, i remember a while ago back on PS1 when they had the senior bowl, but why not add that again and the Shriners Bowl also

JuicyMullet
JuicyMullet

Bring back FCS (1-AA) Teams!!!! Why the heck are they gone??? And don't just bring them back, let us win a Championship for heavens sake! Are FCS teams not part of College football any more???

Allbritt0n
Allbritt0n

Yea, improve the fans. And Make a pre-game show and a half time show with cheerleaders and stuff like that. And improve Superstar mode it could be WAY better than it is now.

CommodoreSmoker
CommodoreSmoker

I can't believe no one is outraged over EA not implementing formation shifts in any of their next gen football games. Formation specific R3 audibles and the 5 preset are not enough for the truly hardcore. If I want to be Peyton Manningesque and take advantage of what the defence is giving me, formation shifts help me audible to the exact play I want. It's especially frustrating when every R3 audible down to run is always a dive so preset audibles end up being different kinds of runs for the most part. Formation shifts are my number 1 priority and will never make the switch to next gen madden unless things change in that front. I'm more of a sim player so I don't care about what most other people are asking for about crowds, signs, stadiums, draft ratings, commentary and the such. I just tear the gameplay apart. Deep ball mechanics need some tweaking, as does OLine AI. I say have a new feature to allow you on offence to assign double teams for your linemen, that way if you're good and you know one of their nanos is coming you can adjust better. One thing I'm already looking forward to is more accurate mid-year roster updates with the dynamic dna deal. No more getting screwed because EA decides to not take someone off of injury status even though they get healed 3 days after the update But mainly, let's hear some complaints about the formation shifting and oline double blocking! Oh wait, this is supposed to be in question form for our buddies at EA. So, dear developers, any chance you implement formation shifts on next gen madden?

jsmpsnn
jsmpsnn

the fans look like garbage...why do they jump up and down the entire game no matter what is happening on the field? They should at least make the fans wear the home colors. Arrowhead Stadium is supposed to have the sea of red, not the sea of yellow and white.

TENTHROW2
TENTHROW2

I would like to know if they will be using anything similar to the Havok engine or if they plan to license Havok for future games.

jn_noel
jn_noel

I noticed the screenshot of Tim Hasslebeck and he has a hand warmer and towel on his waist and I've been wanting those features for madden for so long. But my question is will they have the hand warmers and towel for NCAA football 2010? Please say they do.

Newpancakeman
Newpancakeman

Be happy that you can play NFL on your console!

Newpancakeman
Newpancakeman

I don't understand why are you all saying that Madden 09 is a bad sports game. It's not bad, it just looks like the 08, no features.

corwinn01
corwinn01

My question is why do they keep making these throw away sports games year after year, and why would people buy them year after year.

bmile417
bmile417

I want to know if they are going to get rid of the whole replay/adapt to your playing style feature. I don't mind a game changing around you but this feature just got to be too much. I felt that with Madden 2009, the creators spent too much time adding that feature and not concentrating on the core of the game (the catching, the collision system, the overall delivery, etc.). I loved the tony bruno show from seasons past, is there any way we can get that back or even having a pre-game show of a upcoming game. Is there anyway to make Madden's online season the same as NCAA football 2009's online dynasty? What it boils down to is that I want the best football simulation out there. And is Chris Collinsworth coming back to commentate in 2010, I would like to see madden actually come back and call a game that is named after him. I don't think that's too much to ask. P.S. PLEASE don't change or update the core game play from NCAA football 2009. PLEASE!!!

BOSTQN
BOSTQN

Are they going to bring back create a school for NCAA? I miss that alot...

Buddylink
Buddylink

Will there be different running animations for example jeff demps for florida doesnt move both arms when he runs the ball so there should be different animations for each player

wrighty165
wrighty165

in the old maddens you could create your own plays. are they going to bring back the create a play feature in madden 10? Will you bring back the emails in the franchise mode? are there going to be players wanting to be traded or complaining because of there playing time? theres a lot of good stuff in the old maddens that they nedd to bring back

mike1146l
mike1146l

will u bring back radio from Madden 07? more animations? will there be a better engine like Backbreaker? euphoria?