Madden NFL 07 - Producer Interview

We get it: the 360 version is pretty. We grill EA about what they've done for the rest of us

So, you're one of the millions and millions of potential Madden 07 players who have yet to fork over the cash for a shiny, new Xbox 360, and you'd like to hear a little about how Madden is going to play on your system this year? We've got you covered. We were given time in a windowless roomto brain-beatAssociate Producer Josh Looman, and he started singinglike a canary before we even rolled up our sleeves. We're actually really lucky he was so coopoerative -it turns out,guys who hang with NFL players all the time are crazy-tough to intimidate, so our "bad cop" routine was doomed.

Now to the questions:

GamesRadar: Obviously, we've seen the Wii controller in use and the 360 graphics, and we understand the excitement. But the huge majority of fans are going to be buying this year's Madden on PS2 and Xbox. So, perhaps the most fundamental question is this: what are buyers of the current-gen version getting that the next-gen folks aren't?

Josh Looman: In terms of features, there is some new stuff this year that we%26rsquo;re adding that didn%26rsquo;t make it into next-gen. We%26rsquo;ve got NFL Network Mode, the new scouting system featuring the College All-Star game, Player Roles in Franchise, New Salary Cap Logic in Franchise, Current-gen specific Mini-camp drills in Superstar Mode, the new Pre-Play Control Menu, Team Specific Defensive Playbooks and lots of new Current-gen specific animations.

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