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EA SPORTS Fantasy Football announced

EA SPORTS Fantasy Football announced

EA SPORTS Fantasy Football is an american football web-based game that will be available on fantasy.easports.com later this summer, with specific applications created for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. First images and a video.


Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ Fantasy Football will be launching a new website, fantasy.EASPORTS.com and will have fantasy football applications specific to the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system later this summer. The web-based service of EA SPORTS Fantasy Football is free, while members of Xbox LIVE or PLAYSTATION 3 Network will have the opportunity to download the innovative fantasy football applications for a fee. In addition, for the first time ever, gamers will have the ability to play their fantasy football squad in Madden NFL 09. EA Experts, a team of internal fantasy football gurus, returns and serves as a go-to source for all fantasy football information.

“EA SPORTS Fantasy Football this year takes fantasy football leagues to the next level,” said EA SPORTS Fantasy Football Executive Producer Jeremy Strauser. “Through our draft day and live scoring applications we have made fantasy football a truly interactive and innovative experience. In addition, we have created integration between our EA SPORTS Fantasy Football product and Madden NFL 09 which gives the football gamer the complete football gaming experience.”

Exclusive to EA SPORTS Fantasy Football customers, gamers will have the ability to download the EA SPORTS Fantasy Football Live Draft Tracker application and experience a fantasy draft that includes all of the fanfare and presentation of an authentic professional football draft on their Xbox 360 or PLAYSTATION 3. The days of paper draft boards are over and gamers can view video clips and hear the EA Experts team provide commentary on top players. Moreover, gamers will be able to track their EA SPORTS Fantasy Football teams and leagues through the EA SPORTS Fantasy Football Live Score Tracker application, which is also available via download from Xbox LIVE or PLAYSTATION 3 Network. The fantasy scores can be viewed in two ways: full screen mode with complete rosters and details or picture-in-picture mode which allows gamers to keep an eye on scoring updates while watching live football action.

If you’ve ever wanted to test your fantasy team against others in the Madden NFL franchise, EA SPORTS Fantasy Football now gives you the opportunity. Through the website, players designate which fantasy team will be imported into Madden NFL 09. This fantasy team is a fully-functional created team and can be played in all areas available to created teams, including online head-to-head games, providing the ultimate football gaming experience.

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All comments

Commented on 2008-06-17 23:45:28
interesting
Commented on 2008-06-18 00:04:54
If this were put on XBLA it would be huge but as a $60 retail its going to do poorly.
Commented on 2008-06-18 00:23:12
You underestimate how many millions of people do fantasy football online, not to mention the stranglehold EA has on NFL football
Commented on 2008-06-18 00:43:51 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
You underestimate how many millions of people do fantasy football online, not to mention the stranglehold EA has on NFL football
There is a big difference between playing fantasy football for free then buying a $60 game to do so. Also most fantasy football fans buy games like Madden so why would they buy an overpriced game based on something they already do for free.
Commented on 2008-06-18 02:49:29
There are already fantasy leagues that people pay to get into.
Commented on 2008-06-18 03:05:43 In reply to FordGTGuy
Posted by FordGTGuy
There is a big difference between playing fantasy football for free then buying a $60 game to do so. Also most fantasy football fans buy games like Madden so why would they buy an overpriced game based on something they already do for free.
People pay 60 dollars for a Madden game that is simply a roster update which has established EA as an empire from those profits over the years
What's your point
Commented on 2008-06-18 12:59:42
What about actual football (aka soccer)?? No one in europe would play this otherwise

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