Madden NFL 11: what to expect from the upcoming hit title?

There is no doubt that Madden NFL 10 was the best Madden title in this current generation of consoles.
Much like NCAA online gaming plays a big role in determining what we are going to see in next year’s title.

EA Sports let out a few random pieces of information about Madden NFL 11 at their Season Opener event tonight in San Francisco. During a lengthy presentation about sports franchises the sports conglomerate made it very clear that they’re listening to fans, both on forums and through online data tracking services when constructing this year’s flock of titles. The most interesting points in the slew of information had to do with the length of games in Madden NFL 10 and how the company is going to try and make this year’s game a “simpler, quicker and deeper experience.” While I won’t try to decipher how they’ll go about making football both simpler and deeper, it’s clear that they’re going to try and speed up the traditional game of football for Madden NFL 11.

The average game took 63 minutes in Madden NFL 10, despite the fact that players were only playing football for 17 of those minutes. EA Sports promised that they’ll deliver a faster experience in Madden NFL 11 for those who want to sit down and play for a few minutes and then get up and move on to the next activity. They gave no indication of how this would be accomplished, but if I was a betting man, I’d wager that they’ll be adding a “hurry up” option to the list of presentation settings similar to what we see in this year’s crop of MLB titles.

Another interesting factoid had to do with playcalling. Madden NFL 10 included 330 plays. The average user used 13 of them. I’m not exactly sure how they’re going to get people to explore the playbook, but some sort of simplification is clearly needed.

Pre order now Madden NFL 11 here!

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