@Eddie Makuch, He didn't work at Ion Games. He co-founded Ion Storm.
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"million-poly models game-ready" means reducing the poly count on a million-poly model while keeping the basic fidelity. From the job listing -- "This individual will create clean, deformable and efficient models, extract normal maps from high-res version and sculpt morph targets for use within a Maya/ZBrush pipeline" The high-res models are for marketing purposes.
WOW! That was FAST! i kid. :)
@voldo25 & lowkey254 Actually it was 2K that was trying for an exclusive. The NFL loved the idea (more $) . The NFL went to EA and told them they had an offer from 2K. EA had to out bid or loose the Madden franchise. So, they signed a deal and EA had to bite their tongue and take the criticism or bad mouth the people that they just signed a Jillion dollar deal with. Source: << LINK REMOVED >> (It's @ 2 hr and 8 min mark) Edit - That's funny I'm getting thumbs down for sharing a link that clarified the issue.