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GamesIndustry has the scoop.
"Electronic Arts has defended the performance of the PlayStation 3 version of its forthcoming Madden NFL 08 game.

The latest title in the massively popular sports franchise was described as "sluggish" on the platform, in comparison to the Xbox 360 version which moves "twice as fast."

A statement from the publisher pointed to the relative amount of development time that has so far been available, with the Xbox 360 launched so much earlier."

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# 1 kbourda @ 08/15/07 12:08 PM
EA is dropping the ball on this one. I equate this ( not money wise though) to going to the grocery store and chosing the generic or name brand food. If i'm low on funds, I have the choice to go with an off name product which may not be the same quality of the name brand. This way I make the collective decision to do so and I live with my actions that come my way. In EA's case, in admitting that the PS3's version is one of lesser standard (reading the official letter from an EA tech poster online somewhere) than another console, I feel the PS3 version should be the generic price. Hey, I love the game and feel it is great (for the record I still don't know what this delay everyone is refering to) but giving me a "Me Culpa" letter on a company head does not cut it. In their defense, EA is not holding the proverbial gun to my head forcing me to buy this game (well maybe twisting my arm a bit considering they are the only licensed game for the NFL and its players; sue me i'm a slave for the NFL product!). I will voice my reaction to EA Sports directly instead of a message board filled with people who just play the game. Lastly, PS3 hardware and SDK being difficult to program for is not an excuse. Hell, it's hard for over 7 million plus people to come up with 60 dollars, too. By my math, that is a whopping 420 million and EA cries to the consumer about how long one company has been developing a game for over another. I'm sorry, don't tell us about the pain, EA. Show us, the consumers, the baby.
 
# 2 kbourda @ 08/15/07 12:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
GamesIndustry has the scoop.
"Electronic Arts has defended the performance of the PlayStation 3 version of its forthcoming Madden NFL 08 game.

The latest title in the massively popular sports franchise was described as "sluggish" on the platform, in comparison to the Xbox 360 version which moves "twice as fast."

A statement from the publisher pointed to the relative amount of development time that has so far been available, with the Xbox 360 launched so much earlier."
Do you know of any names and or addresses that I can send my concerns to, sir? I'd really like to know.
 
# 3 coogrfan @ 08/15/07 01:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbourda
EA is dropping the ball on this one. I equate this ( not money wise though) to going to the grocery store and chosing the generic or name brand food. If i'm low on funds, I have the choice to go with an off name product which may not be the same quality of the name brand. This way I make the collective decision to do so and I live with my actions that come my way. In EA's case, in admitting that the PS3's version is one of lesser standard (reading the official letter from an EA tech poster online somewhere) than another console, I feel the PS3 version should be the generic price. Hey, I love the game and feel it is great (for the record I still don't know what this delay everyone is refering to) but giving me a "Me Culpa" letter on a company head does not cut it. In their defense, EA is not holding the proverbial gun to my head forcing me to buy this game (well maybe twisting my arm a bit considering they are the only licensed game for the NFL and its players; sue me i'm a slave for the NFL product!). I will voice my reaction to EA Sports directly instead of a message board filled with people who just play the game. Lastly, PS3 hardware and SDK being difficult to program for is not an excuse. Hell, it's hard for over 7 million plus people to come up with 60 dollars, too. By my math, that is a whopping 420 million and EA cries to the consumer about how long one company has been developing a game for over another. I'm sorry, don't tell us about the pain, EA. Show us, the consumers, the baby.
Did the fact that the PS3 versions of NCAA and APF suffer from the exact same framerate issues as Madden escape your notice?
 
# 4 rudyjuly2 @ 08/15/07 01:49 PM
I bought my PS3 knowing full well that the games were 30 fps. I can accept this for 2007. Next year better be a smooth 60 fps.
 
# 5 e0820 @ 08/15/07 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by coogrfan
Did the fact that the PS3 versions of NCAA and APF suffer from the exact same framerate issues as Madden escape your notice?
He is saying that a sub-par product should be at a lesser price. I think you interpreted this post wrong.
 
# 6 coogrfan @ 08/15/07 02:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by e0820
He is saying that a sub-par product should be at a lesser price. I think you interpreted this post wrong.
You're right, I missed that.

Never mind.
 
# 7 ggazoo @ 08/15/07 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by rudyjuly2
I bought my PS3 knowing full well that the games were 30 fps. I can accept this for 2007. Next year better be a smooth 60 fps.
So, by that rationale, every EA game before 08 (dating back to the days of the Genesis) have been crap?
 
# 8 rudyjuly2 @ 08/15/07 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ggazoo
So, by that rationale, every EA game before 08 (dating back to the days of the Genesis) have been crap?
Where did I say that? 60 fps > 30 fps but it doesn't ruin the game for me.
 
# 9 Altimus @ 08/15/07 03:36 PM
I don't blame EA here.

I blame Sony and their lack of tools and resources on the Cell processor.
 
# 10 DXZeke @ 08/15/07 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Altimus Prime
I don't blame EA here.

I blame Sony and their lack of tools and resources on the Cell processor.

I agree. It's not EA or 2k to blame.

This is why Micrsoft is doing so well. They asked what developers wanted and for the most they got exactly what they asked for in terms of programming for a console. MS has given them many tools (like XNA) and are willing to help companies with their games.

Sony was more like, "here it is, good luck."


Can't fault the Developers. They do have a time frame for game releases.
 

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