Madden 09 to feature new in-game commentary
Madden owners may be happy to hear that the much disliked radio announcer commentary present since the 2007 version of the game is going to be replaced for the 2009 release.
Electronic Arts has revealed that they have taken note of consumer complaints in regards to the commentary supplied by Madden and Al Michaels, and although not announcing anything specific, they did imply that the series would be relying on two established football commentators for the next version's in-game commentary.
"I have to be careful about this. Although I can… We are making a change in the Madden commentators. I can’t mention who they are. We are using some of the biggest names in the business. We listened to the fans and we are making a change. And that will be more than one. It will be a fantastic year for Madden fans, I think they’re gonna be thrilled with this new direction. I don’t think I can say much more than that."
Because of its license with ESPN, EA may end up considering the Monday Night Football crew for the job, although the company has yet to show much interest in utilizing the license for this type of affair. Madden and Michaels cannot be counted out, as the former is the namesake of the franchise. Keep on the lookout for any new updates, as we get closer to Madden's summer release.