EA Sports Hyping Madden 12 Announcement

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Posted March 18th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Next week is shaping up to be a big one for Madden NFL 12. A teaser video that will apparently reveal some new features is planned for early in the week. Now though EA Sports is starting to build anticipation for an announcement to come on Monday.

Big, perhaps reassuring, news coming Monday and you’re all involved….you won’t want to miss this.

Its the “you’re all involved” part that attracted my immediate attention. There have been been some (unsubstantiated) rumors relating to the cover athlete selection process, that it could be like NCAA Football 12 and Madden 11 with the cover being voted upon by fans, and possibly even in a ‘March Madness’ style tournament. Alluding to everyone being “involved” would suggest something along those lines.

The other thing to remember is that EA is facing a somewhat confused consumer base due to the labor strife between the NFL and now decertified NFLPA that has led to the lockout. EA has been making an effort to get the message out that not only will Madden 12 release but it will do so as usual with all the players and even incoming rookies. This first news will likely be intended to further establish that realization with consumers.

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  • Steelxxx808

    I want them to make the Franchise mode deeper as far as player progression. They should make it so that the more often you do something related to a specific rating (throw a high percentage of short quick passes to improve your Short Throw Acc Rating) the quicker in that category your player progresses. Or for defense, if you keep throwing hard hits and forcing fumbles, your players’ hit power goes up quicker. Things like that…

  • PADREISGAY

    Who gives a flying turd about franchise mode. They {ea} better make the fundamentals of the game better for online play. Franchise mode should be the last thing they try and fix.

    • Schoen

      franchise mode needs to be fixed along with fundamentals. not everyone plays online, havent bought madden since 09 because of it.

  • EA Sports is Trash

    You gullible morons!!…Don’t be a victim and fall for the EA Sports Hype Machine. Make EA pay for the exclusive license crusade they started back in early 2004..Don’t buy EA Sports trash. Show some integrity for once.

    • Schoen

      ea didnt start the exclusive licence, the nfl did. ea just won the bid. with how much the exclusive licence costs, you really think 2k whould have done better? mlb 2k11 is the only baseball game on the xbox, and its just as bad as madden, maybe worse givin how much simpler baseball is. don’t try to use nba 2k11 as an example either. it is a great game but so is nhl 11. so ea and 2k break even.

      • EA Sports is Trash

        You gullible Madden Sheep..since Pasta deleted my previous comment to you I will just break it down quickly..In your logic the NFL, PGA, NCAA, Nascar, FIFA, Arena Football and ESPN all woke up one day and said .”Hey lets go exclusive with EA” lol GTFOH!! EA lobbied for all these exclusives which included the NHL and NBA, so get your head out of your ass and show some integrity by not buying EA games…..Moron

  • Twsn88

    What I don’t get is it took them 6 maddens to get right. when it took 2k one time to do it. I really like to see this because it should have never taken this time.

    • Schoen

      no it shouldnt have taken this long, i hope they finally do. its taken 6 trys to get mlb 2k right and that game still sucks. wish i had a ps3, been with out baseball since 2005.

    • EA Sports is Trash

      Twinny the Twinkie lol I see you are an EA Puppet now hahahahah Pathetic. Give me a forum which you frequent so I can expose your consumer crusade as a joke for purchasing EA Sports trash.

      Signed,

      XRun and Sh00tX

  • Rm7280

    Madden is a big joke, the only ones not getting it, r EA and Pasta

  • Kealon

    It’s a dam shame John Madden not even doing commentary in his own game, Collinsworth sucks ass.

    • Anonymous

      you kidding me? Collinsworth is great! They just need more varied lines like in NBA 2k11.. the commentators are fine, but they sound robotic because they repeat the same old lines over and over. They need to get both Gus and Chris in the booth together and have them conversate.. NBA 2k11 does this perfectly.. Kevin Harlan and Clark sound natural and they vary the lines.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

        No, Collinsworth sucks. They either need to get rid of him, or have him do some more lines. His commentary has been almost the exact same thing since Madden 09.

        I don’t like Gus Johnson either.

        Also, conversate is not a word.

        • Anonymous

          i think both are fine.. they just need more variations..the same lines are repeated over and over.. thats the issue..

  • Mike Jones

    I don’t give a DAMN who’s on the cover, I just want a awesome NFL football game this year. Either way, I will be checking Pastapadre to see what features will be unveiled, and hopefully when I comment on these new features, my comments won’t be deleted…

  • Infemous

    Apologies for typos, this is from an iPad. I meant Jim Haslett and war was AWR.

    Kinda rambling too, I’m sorry. But main focus should most certainly be animations, there just needs to be more so every game is different. Players should have unique ones, not just QBs but HBs and WRs and DEs etc. Real life tendencies would help a bunch, I’ve said this a million times but just a ticker system with tendencies, so QBs can be gun slingers, check down kings, 1 read and run, hold onto the ball and extend e play guys or out of the pocket throwers. Would mean that players using. These guys have to use them in that way to be effective, and it makes playing the CPU a bit more fun.

    DEs and D-linemen should be similar with if they are penetrating (determined by moves) or disciplined. This would tie into the coaches/playbook systems too.

    HBs can be between the tackles, outside guys, contact lovers, out of bounds duckers (every player should have that too) and so on. You all catch my drift with this right? Separate the fitzgeralds from the boldins and the desean jacksons from the reggie waynes etc. The favres from the roethlisbergers, the bradys from the Rodgers etc. The talibs from the tramon Williams.

    Presentation needs a lot of help, as does general server strength and support. It’s too volatile.

    Any upgrade made to franchise mode needs to translate to online, vince from xfn or whatever the site is called should run their online franchise coz he’s the mack.

    Able to put our own music on the game because seriously Ozzy osbourne and lil Wayne grate me like no ones business.
    Commentary needs to be more specific. Just record more for EVERY matchup. Even player vs player ones. Eg. Its gonna be interesting to see how big ben tries to escape ndamukong sub today or desean Jackson lines up on revis today, can he use his speed to burn him deep?
    Gus needs to actually go crazy when you break a huge run like JACKSON BURSTS THROUGH THE HOLE! PLOUGHS A DB TO NEXT WEEK AND TOUCHDOWWWN RAMS.

    Things like editable play books would be great. The ability to set substations pre game and set players on special teams. I don’t want starters on special tea,s and I want to use that 53 rated safety with 99 speed amd hit power to be my guy running down a kick returner. We need to be able to choose this pre game to avoid delay and confusion. Also, man assigning someone should work. I hate putting revis on Fitzgerald and then when fitz is put in e slot no one is covering the guy at the number 1 spot.

    Also. Just make the game have no da,n glitches. No nanos, no contain blitzes, no rocket catches, no DBS running the route before the wr makes a break on all madden. Agility tying into route route running would be nice too btw. Etc.

    So many ideas bing given to them for free and yet they still managed to disappoint and then even worse moan and say we’re too demanding.
    ps fire donny Moore He’s damn near retarded and wildly incompetent. If he’s over stretched split his workload, don’t have one ‘czar’ who doesn’t know jack. Have one person do each west division, one person each east, another south and another north. They can watch all the games and monitor all the roster moves and depth chart changes and stuff accurately and not balls up every time.

    Rant over.

    But pasta, if you read this please try and promote some of my ideas as there’s no way I’m gonna write this all out again lol. I don’t want credit I just want to see the game become what it can be.

    • Mike Jones

      If you want your ideas to be noticed…EA Sports does have a forum where you can submit ideas. All you have to do is create a account on their site, go to forums, and follow the instructions from there. Here’s a link to check out…

      http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/categories/list.page

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eddie-Moua/504202542 Eddie Moua

    3D grass.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YNPLC6XLXD44JA73ZGZRIU5WXY Jesse

    Ugh, time to waste five months hoping for something decent again. There are ample issues with everything in the game, but the only thing that really matters is if you can look past whatever it may be and enjoy your 60 dollar purchase.I myself could not enjoy the game as I am an offline franchise guy and like genuine depth and micro management in my sports games. My major issues with game play involve special teams. The defense is not allowed to lineup over the long snapper, Its a safety rule that has been in place for at least 3 years now. I dont see that on Madden or how about the punt returners not stopping at the 10 yard line? Thats a golden rule of punt returning, and anyone who’s ever played football on any level knows that. What was Tiburons motto for Madden last year? Everything you see on Sundays? Well those are two pretty big things to leave out in my book.

  • sheredia

    the real question here is will i (as well as other gamers) get the motivation to play a game when there is no season going on at all….hence my (as well as possibly many others) reason for maybe going with ncaa 12 this year. and i’m not even that much into college football….

  • Lilxparker

    Off topic currently playing madden and my suggestion for next madden is game play:

    Fatigue for running QBs, vick can run 50 yards 100 plays in a row .

    Clock management: Take from College football and add the milk clock feature so if wasting the clock u dont have to waste a whole 40 secs just sitting there.

    No Huddle: just steal college footballs nohuddle system.

    Angles: pursuit angles suck

    Wideout position on jumpballs dont apear to be present.

  • Jahleel Johnson

    make madden 12 more relistic like espn 2k5 or backbreaker this years madden has to make people excited. so they can say they finally did it madden is the best ones again make the graphics like ncaa 12. make sure thier are no glitches I hate that about maddden. because all people want to see real life features not some trogging or some or 5 man tackle matter of fact. make the game with no animations like backbreaker. EA you guys need to make your fans proud get a new engine for game play please let 2k Help you and you”ll be alright man I’m sick off the throwing glitches blocking glitches I’m talking about to the point were the blockers wont even play D i hate that to. and anotherr thing madden 11 was ok it has it’s flaws in the game I didn;t like the way my players were running it look like they were skieng.

  • Jahleel Johnson

    make madden 12 more relistic like espn 2k5 or backbreaker this years madden has to make people excited. so they can say they finally did it madden is the best ones again make the graphics like ncaa 12. make sure thier are no glitches I hate that about maddden. because all people want to see real life features not some trogging or some or 5 man tackle matter of fact. make the game with no animations like backbreaker. EA you guys need to make your fans proud get a new engine for game play please let 2k Help you and you”ll be alright man I’m sick off the throwing glitches blocking glitches I’m talking about to the point were the blockers wont even play D i hate that to. and anotherr thing madden 11 was ok it has it’s flaws in the game I didn;t like the way my players were running it look like they were skieng.

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