08:57 AM - October 22, 2005 by Steve_OS
Gaming Illustrated has posted an interview with Jeremy Strauser, as the talk about the Xbox 360 and Madden NFL 06.
Gaming Illustrated: "Nerds are always wondering "How do they do it?!" ... so ... how do you take a game already developed (Madden 06 for example), and port it over to the new console system, while utilizing the new technologies and capabilities this new console has to offer?"
Jeremy Strauser: "Well, in this case, we donít port. We built Madden Xbox 360 from the ground up to take advantage of the new technology and re-invent ourselves. We have an all new rendering engine, all new animation engine and so many sub-technologies that I canít even track them all. Weíre online all the time for the first time as well. The good thing is that we were able to refactor portions of AI (both in-game and franchise mode), but with so much new we really had to build on even the most basic building blocks too."