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Phil Frazier, Executive Producer for Madden NFL 12, has just announced that a teaser video will be released early next week with several new features to be shown.

What features are you hoping to see?

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# 1 marshallfever @ 03/15/11 07:29 PM
Exactly as the thread title says, lol too bad we have to wait an entire week. I'm wondering what feature they'll announce? Franchise mode finally getting some attention?

And teaser video? Have they ever shown a video this early before? I know its only a teaser and of course they'e had their engine built for ages now, but it'll be interesting to see what they show
 
# 2 vln13 @ 03/15/11 07:41 PM
It will probably be along the lines of todays NCAA announcement with graphics and art updates (Phil tweeted a few weeks ago about a new camera system that would be talked about soon), but I'm curious to see what they have done with the modes (ie FRANCHISE). I trust that the gameplay will be great as we have seen the last two years.
 
# 3 Dazraz @ 03/15/11 08:01 PM
I'm sure any features unveiled at this stage will be visual/gameplay based. What we are all waiting for is the announcement that the Franchise mode has been given a massive overhaul.
Hopefully this year EA will couple their solid game of Football with an experience that is as grandiose as that which belies the world of the NFL.
 
# 4 Blitzburgh @ 03/15/11 08:06 PM
I actually think this years Madden is going be it's biggest jump in quality. I barely played last years but after seeing what NCAA is looking like you can bet that Madden 12 will have all that and more this year IMO.
 
# 5 jmurphy31 @ 03/15/11 08:10 PM
I wonder if it will be an actual teaser video (similar to the procedural awareness and running with green screen videos from two years ago) or a teaser trailer like they would show on G4TV. My guess is the first

Running Video Example
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CllLk...A7AD7F14684017

Trailer Example
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfRWrwA9XbY
 
# 6 TheDelta @ 03/15/11 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ScriptOhio
I wouldn't get my hopes up for Franchise mode upgrades in this years Madden. From listening to the podcasts and talking with some people who have a good understanding of what it would take to get it done, I would not expect any offline or online franchise changes until next year. The devs are talking about completely rebuliding franchise mode, right now the franchise mode they are using is essentially built by the previous team. I would look for Madden 13 to be a complete overhaul of franchise mode(s) enabling the devs to put all the content they have backloaded over the last 3 years out at one time. Remember these development cyxcles are ridiculously tight and they will not completely strip the game of franchise mode just to do it the way they want to see it presented.
Er... wasn't that basically exactly what was said about Madden 11? "Oh, no we can't do all the changes to franchise mode we would like to make this year, but wait for next year!"
 
# 7 TreyIM2 @ 03/15/11 08:57 PM
I just want to see improved AI, animations, player interactions, presentation, visuals. I'm cool with the franchise cuz I don't go all super deep in it but I would definitely like it spruced up some more, adding to what they started to do with 10.
 
# 8 roadman @ 03/15/11 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ScriptOhio
Yeah that's what was said by the Madden fans, not the developers. The devs haved already hinted to as much since madden 11
Back in August, Phil told us that franchise mode for Madden 12 will be noticeably changed with our eyes.

That's all he could say back then.

No, it's not going to be 100% where they want it to be, but it won't stay the same either.
 
# 9 roadman @ 03/15/11 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by LiquorLogic
For Franchise, here are some features that I'd like to see : I want to be told that injury reserve, for the first time in the history of the Madden franchise, actually serves a purpose; which means that it will clear a roster spot. I'd like to know that we'll have extended rosters in the off-season, and pre-season, so pre-season actually serves a purpose. finally, I want to be informed that EA will no longer be telling me how many full backs or defensive linemen I have to carry on my roster, and allow mean to create a 53 man roster to my liking with 45 active game-day rosters.

For game-play, I'd like tiered play-calling, or pre-snap options, that can be used in the play-call screen that will deliver the same options. I'd like strength and size to actually make a difference. I'd like to see some individuality among players, and I'd like Pro-Tak to allow me to tackle, or join it on a tackle while the ball carrier is currently engaged in an animation with another defender; basically, I want consecutive-hit tackling to finally be in the game.

Now I know that I won't be getting all of that, next week, or when the game releases, but I'd like to at least get some of them.
I agree with you,

I think there will be a wait for tiered play calling, at least I think so. Ian told us a few years ago it would take a ton of time to redo their current play calling system.

I could be wrong, though, and mildly surprised if it makes it in.
 
# 10 SteelerSpartan @ 03/15/11 09:14 PM
Consecutive Hit tackling better be added this year...........


The bowling pin knockdowns have to stop
 
# 11 PantherBeast_OS @ 03/15/11 09:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScriptOhio
I wouldn't get my hopes up for Franchise mode upgrades in this years Madden. From listening to the podcasts and talking with some people who have a good understanding of what it would take to get it done, I would not expect any offline or online franchise changes until next year. The devs are talking about completely rebuliding franchise mode, right now the franchise mode they are using is essentially built by the previous team. I would look for Madden 13 to be a complete overhaul of franchise mode(s) enabling the devs to put all the content they have backloaded over the last 3 years out at one time. Remember these development cyxcles are ridiculously tight and they will not completely strip the game of franchise mode just to do it the way they want to see it presented.
I wouldn't say that bro. They might now totally redo franchise mode this year. But I truly do believe that they have done a lot of things to franchsie offline/online to make it much better then it has been in the past 6 years. But I really believe franchise mode will have some big changes this coming year. It is a wait and see thing tho.
 
# 12 PantherBeast_OS @ 03/15/11 09:33 PM
I'm looking forward to some frachise improvements offline. I also would love to see the AI Defense improved aswell. I'm sick of seeing the AI run my WR route before he does and get to the spot I'm throwing it to. But overall looking forward to some new info on madden 12 finally.
 
# 13 jhogan3132 @ 03/15/11 09:41 PM
Two words franchise mode
 
# 14 huskerwr38 @ 03/15/11 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Blitzburgh
I actually think this years Madden is going be it's biggest jump in quality. I barely played last years but after seeing what NCAA is looking like you can bet that Madden 12 will have all that and more this year IMO.
I think NCAA has trumped Madden this year and they will continue to stay ahead of the Madden team.
 
# 15 huskerwr38 @ 03/15/11 10:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScriptOhio
I wouldn't get my hopes up for Franchise mode upgrades in this years Madden. From listening to the podcasts and talking with some people who have a good understanding of what it would take to get it done, I would not expect any offline or online franchise changes until next year. The devs are talking about completely rebuliding franchise mode, right now the franchise mode they are using is essentially built by the previous team. I would look for Madden 13 to be a complete overhaul of franchise mode(s) enabling the devs to put all the content they have backloaded over the last 3 years out at one time. Remember these development cyxcles are ridiculously tight and they will not completely strip the game of franchise mode just to do it the way they want to see it presented.
I think they started overhauling the franchise mode a few development cycles ago. I don't think they just started this year. However, if you're right, I'm sure there are people that will lead an angry mob to EA's front door if we get the SAME franchise mode for like 6 straight years. That last sentence seems very absurd and I'm not talking about the angry mob part.
 
# 16 SouthernBrick @ 03/15/11 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by SteelerSpartan
Consecutive Hit tackling better be added this year...........


The bowling pin knockdowns have to stop
One of the first things I'll be looking for but, I'm not holding my breath. That is definitely a top 3 type thing for me that needs to be added. It looks so bad right now and is horribly noticeable. I smh almost everytime I see it. It's pitiful.
 
# 17 spit_bubble @ 03/16/11 12:01 AM
I wish they would have announced when they were going to make this announcement, so then I could have been more ready to wait for the announcement.
 
# 18 Aggies7 @ 03/16/11 01:15 AM
Maybe they will add a lock out feature. Just kidding. I hope to hear some information about franchise
 
# 19 LambertandHam @ 03/16/11 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by huskerwr38
I think they started overhauling the franchise mode a few development cycles ago. I don't think they just started this year. However, if you're right, I'm sure there are people that will lead an angry mob to EA's front door if we get the SAME franchise mode for like 6 straight years. That last sentence seems very absurd and I'm not talking about the angry mob part.
In 12, no franchise improvements = no buy. Sure that is a harsh stance, but offline franchise owners need some attention to
 
# 20 Step2001 @ 03/16/11 07:21 AM
holding on the words of adembroski this guy was/is a huge franchise guy i agree though, no attention to franchise mode i'm not buying 12 then. I already have 10 & 11 with a fractured 'chise mode. not going 3 for 3!
 

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