Madden is turning 20, and to celebrate, EA is releasing a special edition of the game for 89.99 USD. The special edition includes Madden 09, NFL Head Coach 09 and a plethora of bonus video content. The special anniversary edition will be available for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. The regular version of Madden 09 will be available for the 360, PS3, PS2, PSP and DS. That’s right; Madden’s having a party, and everyone is invited — except PC gamers.
When explaining the lack of PC love this time around, EA’s Peter Moore said, “The PC presents some very serious business challenges to us in the sports category, particularly because so many of you all are playing your favorite sports games on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. We are committed to shipping a limited number of our games on the PC this year, but we’ve also had to cut a few of our games from the platform. We do have ideas for how to revitalize the PC for sports games and the types of games that are best suited to the platform, and we’ll continue to explore those.”
This news comes as a shock to some PC… Wait a minute… What the hell is NFL Head Coach? Is there seriously an NFL coaching sim out there? Are there enough buttons on a controller to do all the things a coach does? Things like yelling, swearing, dropping to their knees, wearing stupid half-sleeve sweatshirts, continually playing your starting QB even though he sucks and everyone hates him (thank you very much, Lovie Smith)? If your team wins, is there a bonus level where you dodge Gatorade being poured on you? If you lose, is there a Mass Effect-like conversation ring to get you through your press conferences?
Source: Peter Moore’s blog
- Jason Iatomasi