If the E3 2006 demo for Madden NFL 07 for the Xbox 360 was rough, then the Playstation 3 version was non-existent. It was obvious that the demo was quickly thrown together just so something, anything, was playable at E3. The developer stated that the Xbox 360 version was almost 60% complete while it’s PS3 counterpart was closer to 30. The graphics and player control were obviously rushed versions and the developer was quick to point that out as well. The screenshots on the right do not look anything close to what was shown at E3, a good guess would be that they were polished up a bit.
When questioned about the different play features that would be included in the PS3 version the same answer was given each time… “We’re not allowed to talk about it.” Hmmmm, not very promising. Could we be looking at the Playstation equivalent of the bare-bones Madden 06 debut on the Xbox 360? Based on the lack of answers, a good guess would be yes.
It did seem like the developers’ hands have been tied so far with this PS3 release. In fact, they confirmed that they were just given word about the “gyro” functionality the Monday before E3, along with the rest of the world. Of course, the answers to all lines of questioning about how Madden 07 would utilize this new functionality were not only answered with the previously used “We’re not allowed to talk about it” but some “We don’t know’s were thrown in as well.
So the only real news to report on the Playstation 3 version of Madden NFL 07 is that it is supposedly being developed side-by-side with the 360 version, but it looks like hell compared to the Xbox version and no features of the game whatsoever can be confirmed. Flying by the seat of their pants? It sure looks like it, but wasn’t EA Sports doing the same thing just a year ago for the 360?
For more information on Madden NFL 07 for the Xbox 360, please check out our E3 2006 hands-on preview.