EA's trademark football series is heading to Revolution with a new developer and a new control scheme. More non-port Rev titles from EA will soon be revealed.
In an interview with GameSpot, John Schappert, head of EA Canada, discusses the development of a new Madden football game exclusive to Nintendo's upcoming Revolution console. Schappert, who formerly headed up EA's Tiburon studio (which has developed the Madden series for years) says the Revolution version will depend heavily on a gesture-based system for passing, kicking, and even running the ball. He is overseeing a development studio at EA Canada solely focused on Revolution, with other games in development in addition to Madden. None of these games are straight ports, though clearly, at least some of them are extensions of perennial EA franchises. Schappert also mentions that some of the Revolution projects involve WiFi features, but he gives no specifics. Check out the full interview at GameSpot for more details, and keep an eye on PGC for more coverage of Revolution announcements as E3 approaches!