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Old 04-18-05, 04:55 PM
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Next Gen Madden

http://www.easports.com/games/madden06/nextgen.jsp

EA's slowly releasing info through this site. The teasers are pretty cool. The shot's a little boring though. It's got cool reflections and textures, but I want to see how it looks during gameplay.
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i like the videos
Old 04-18-05, 05:41 PM
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Hmm... when's the last time EA released a good football game at the start of a new generation's life?

PS1: NFL Gameday was king as far as I remember. That quickly changed, though
PS2: The Dreamcast-originated NFL 2K series was far superior to the sad state Madden was in when it was first ported over

In each case, it took competitors to bring the "best" out of EA. With no competition this time, I wonder how well these games will play (I'm sure they will look beautiful).
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The particle effects for the snow are pretty amazing but seeing it in motion will be the true test. The animation has to look better.

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If I'm not mistaken, EA has been working on the next-gen Madden since 2004 was released. That 2 YEAR window should be more than enough to make this edition pretty bad-ass.

BTW, the new passing system where the QB has to look at the receiver sounds pretty awesome. I hope they make the OL a little better to give you a little bit longer to find the open receiver.
Old 04-18-05, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DamingR
If I'm not mistaken, EA has been working on the next-gen Madden since 2004 was released. That 2 YEAR window should be more than enough to make this edition pretty bad-ass.
Really? Did they just guess the hardware specs, or were there dev kits out by then? That seems really early...

I hope it's good, especially if it's the only game in town... though this next Madden should be launching cross-generation, right?
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They will be showing a 60 sec clip of the next-gen Madden during the draft this weekend - during the first hour.
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In the end i don't wanted to spend $50 on new game
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I bet it will have a franchise mode and everyting!!!
Old 04-19-05, 08:22 AM
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I cannot wait...I have Madden 06 preordered for XBOX, but I may switch that and get it for XBOX 360 (Next/2) since I'll probably get one at launch.
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I can't wait either, i've bought the last 2 versions and i've probably spent more time playing Madden then any other game
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Hmm... when's the last time EA released a good football game at the start of a new generation's life?

PS1: NFL Gameday was king as far as I remember. That quickly changed, though
PS2: The Dreamcast-originated NFL 2K series was far superior to the sad state Madden was in when it was first ported over

In each case, it took competitors to bring the "best" out of EA. With no competition this time, I wonder how well these games will play (I'm sure they will look beautiful).

The PS2 version sold a lot of PS2 at the time since they were few good launch titles.
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maybe i'm slow, but is next gen madden the same as 06 or is it what the "future" ps3/xbox2 madden will look like? if it is the future madden, do they really know what the hardware will support?
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I think it's '06 for Xbox 360. '07 will likely be the first PS3 Madden.
Old 04-20-05, 07:40 AM
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Yeah, next-gen is for the XBOX 360. They will also have normal versions of Madden 2006 for XBOX/PS2
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whoa! This looks better than CG in some some games

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Can't wait for the NFL draft this Sat!
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And another....

Old 04-20-05, 02:04 PM
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Those don't look line in-game shots. But, if it's even close, it will be awesome. Let's hope they don't wuss out and omit in-game shots in the commercial.
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That does look amazing... and I would hope those are in-game shots, because football games don't have cutscenes, do they?

Though even if the graphics are that good, I'll only ever see them on replays. I'm sure the interface would be the same, and most people will prefer to play it from a farther view. I mean, I think NBA 2K has some great graphics, but I only get to see them on replays, really. Maybe the players won't skate anymore, though...
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Originally Posted by fujishig
That does look amazing... and I would hope those are in-game shots, because football games don't have cutscenes, do they?

Though even if the graphics are that good, I'll only ever see them on replays. I'm sure the interface would be the same, and most people will prefer to play it from a farther view. I mean, I think NBA 2K has some great graphics, but I only get to see them on replays, really. Maybe the players won't skate anymore, though...
Almost ALL sports games have some kind of cut-scenes....they show the fans/cheerleaders. Also, replays usually have a different persepctive on the action...but not a cut-scene necessarily. I'm excited for next-gen console
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Almost ALL sports games have some kind of cut-scenes....they show the fans/cheerleaders. Also, replays usually have a different persepctive on the action...but not a cut-scene necessarily. I'm excited for next-gen console
Going from my memory of the terrible cheerleaders in NCAA, I always thought those were in-game graphics, as opposed to cutscenes like in, say, Final Fantasy VII, where those cut scene graphics could never be rendered by the in-game engine.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
Going from my memory of the terrible cheerleaders in NCAA, I always thought those were in-game graphics, as opposed to cutscenes like in, say, Final Fantasy VII, where those cut scene graphics could never be rendered by the in-game engine.

You're correct. All the crowd/cheerleader scenes were all rendered real-time with the game's engine. I don't think I've ever seen any pre-rendered scenes in a Madden/NCAA game.
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I wouldn't be surprised if those are just screenshots from the intro video or something. They look a bit too good.
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I wouldn't be surprised if those are just screenshots from the intro video or something. They look a bit too good.
Maybe, although, like I said above, Madden has never had an "intro video". It just kicks into Demo Mode at the beginning. Plus, at this point we really don't know what type of jump in technology we're looking at with these new systems. Just look at some of the stuff current PC graphics cards can render real-time. These systems are suppose to be running on next gen graphics cards. Guess we'll just have to wait till Sat...then again till May 12th.

If those are pre-rendered scenes, there's really nothing about them that can't be done on the current gen consoles.

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