EA Trax is no more. At least for Madden NFL 13. The team will use an original score this year.
Also of note. The top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL will have their cadence captured for the game.
Every year, members of the “EA Trax” team would sift through thousands of songs to come up with the 20 or so that would give gamers a sense of cool and cutting-edgeness as they played America’s highest-selling sports game.
This year, however, the Madden creative team wanted to go in a different direction.
The presentation in “Madden NFL 13” has been completely redone, from the all-new menus (they’re very industrial looking… in a good way) to the quarterback cadences (recorded in-person for each of the “top ten quarterbacks,” according to EA) to the recently introduced announcing crew of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.
And the accustomed sound of “EA Trax” just didn’t go with the new look.