Top Questions: 1) What is the first patch?
- Added Super Bowl and Playoff Field conditions for Online Franchise
- Fixed False Start Grieving issues with Online games
- Fixed video player issue where video would hang on latent connections
- Improved uploaded highlight quality
- Switched ranked online games to 7 min Q's
- Fixed random stability issues
- Added Broadcast Cam!
Gameplay Specific fixes:
2) When is the patch coming out?
- Tuned slider effectiveness (Run blocking and broken tackles esp.)
- Changes run blocking slider to not effect special teams
- Made fatigue effect ratings more
- Fixed WR release to where receivers release to both sides
- Fixed incorrect spotting on punts out of bounds
- Reduced/removed holding on kicking plays
- Improved toe drag catch logic
- Improved pursuit angles for outside running plays
- Fixed defenders in pursuit running away from O-Line
- Better play recognition in man coverage
- Fixed double pass online exploit
Patch is up for approval from MS, expecting approval this week, and release next week but it's in the hands of MS at this point. 3) What is being done to stop the effectiveness of passes to the flats?
Hoping to adress this in second patch 4) What being done to improve blocking?
We are looking at this issue and hope to find some fixes for patch 2 5) What's being done to fix the replay cutoffs on highlights?
Will be fixed in patch 2. 6) What's being done to improve the accuracy of simulkated franchise stats?
Working to decrease Qb yardage and increase RB TD's. Hoping to get this into patch 2. 7) Are there any plans to fix the effectiveness of the PA Qb draw?
We plan to release a video showing ways to contain this play. We don't feel like it's a money play and releasing a counter via video will go a long way towards contasining it. 8) Any plans to change pursuit for cpu defenders?
Looking to address in 2nd patch 9) Pursuit for offensive players?
Next roster update will have increased pursuit angles for offensive players that should cut back on defensive TD's. 10) Any plans to get stadium specific sounds working correctly?
We are currently lookign at this and hope to get the fix into the 2nd patch as well. 11) Are you working to adding more features to online franchise such as salary cap, contracts, etc?
Absolutely but it won't be soon due to the complexity of the matter. 12) Are their plans to add sliders for online games and online franchise?
Not for Madden 10, will be looking at adding it for Madden 11 though.
13) Any plans to add more auto replays?
Currently working on and trying to get in for Patch 2 14) Why isn't the ability to choose what you want to challenge?
Priority for this is low since real NFL refs would look to correct more than just what was specifically challenged by the coach. 15) Why so many restriction on Wildcat formation?
We tried to limit exploits by limiting some of the things you are able to do in normal plays. No plans to unlock the formation fully for offline. 16) Why is it so hard to get sacks against the CPU?
Lame duck throws have drastically released sacks since the Qb can throw out. We are looking at ways to increase sacks.