Unfortunatly it seems their sales only go up each year. Until that stops, they have no real reason to change the formula.Fully licensed All Pro Football 2k13. Wooopiee.
If EA don't get their act together on Madden, many people who previously only played games for it will lose out, and EA will lose big money. I have probably bought 3 or 4 EA titles a year for the past 3 or 4, but recently it's only because of little or no alternative.
I think I'm off Madden until something changes drastically.
I'll get my football fix from Backbreaker if I have to. But I won't support more crappy football games with my $$$.
I hope Backbreaker works out. I really hope they don't get too creative with the control scheme, etc. From reading the site and the developer blogs, they seem to not only have the baddest looking physics engine ever, but are totally rethinking football gaming from square one.
I'd be very happy if backbreaker:madden turns out like skate:tonyhawk.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/12/13/news_6114977.htmlA source close to the negotiations said it was at a spring 2004 off-site meeting attended by top NFL officials that the league determined it would take the league license exclusive. GameSpot was told the league put the license up for bid and that EA was among as many as five software publishers competing for it.
yeh, i noticed that as well, and that was the most intriguing thing about the announcement. If i look at this at face value, instead of licensing the most quality product, the league is simply going to the most cash available.http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/12/13/news_6114977.html
Blame the NFL not EA, they just out bid everyone.It was the NFL who wanted to sell the rights ...