X360, XBOX Monday, September 19, 2005 | 10:53 PM

Madden 06: 2 screens (720p)

Madden 06: 2 screens (720p)

Here are two new screenshots from the lastest build of Madden 06. Looks much better than the terrible trailer we saw two weeks ago. And by the way, the resolution of the screenshots was so high, I made some cropping to focus on particular details. I think you'll quickly understand why :)


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Commented on 2005-09-19 23:02:29
that looks better, than the last build
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:05:46 In reply to fee9999
Indeed.
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:11:28
That looks very nice indeed. Not really a American Football fan but Im sure this will please the fans.
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:14:05
nice


that trailer from a couple weeks ago was one of the earliest builds of the game according to EA, that's why it was trash
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:20:36
best looking madden game to date
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:22:23
WOW...anyone noticed the reflections on the helmets?! Awesome!

But I´m quite sure that someone will come around and tell that it looks like crap because it´s from EA and running on 360...(please excuse that little sarcasm!)
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:22:26
That texture work is mindblowing.

Fingers crossed they add grass shaders to the pitch and get those guys on the sideline to actually look at the play!
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:40:22
Well I quess you were right Linchpin..............I came to say that its crap...............It does look alot like ESPN 2k5............But on the 360..............

Lets not forget that EA bought visual concepts the people who make NFL 2k's
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:45:00 In reply to Ray2kay
Posted by Ray2kay
Lets not forget that EA bought visual concepts the people who make NFL 2k's
No they didn't, Take2 did.

Game is looking good though, nice detailed crowds.
Commented on 2005-09-19 23:53:29
Wow, this is the first time I've heard positive reactions towards an EA game in the last year. Something must be happening. The play models looks alright, but I agree the texture work is great. The faces are great, just need to get the arms up to speed. The crowd is what bothers me the most. With the crowd from Bizzare, this just looks lame. You can see the african american with his arms up about 700 times (2nd shot) But all in all, I'd say I'm impressed for an EA game :D
Commented on 2005-09-20 00:20:06 In reply to boricua87
Posted by boricua87
best looking madden game to date
I should hope so too!!

It's the latest and on the best hardware!
Commented on 2005-09-20 01:00:08
Come on..... I want to see what this thing is going to look like on an actual 360. These screens are running at a resolution WAY beyond 720p. Those threads are nice, but 720p isn't good enough resolution to show them unless the camera is extremely close, like that crop, which isn't going to happen unless you are playing around in camera mode. What they need to do is spend more time on the things you CAN see, things are immediately noticable, the basics of what makes a realistic looking image in realtime 3D. They need to work on those eyes, as always, and if they can afford to get crazy with taxture detail like that, i'm sure they could have afforded to spend a few more polygons on those arms and such... something that is more immdediately noticable, and very noticable at any resolution. And the most immediately noticable detail of all would be the lighting. Lighting has more influence than everything else combined in convincing your eyes that this is a real object. They should be working on these things instead of sending out ultra hi resolution images showing us stitching that will hardly ever be seen at 720p clarity. After all, when you shrink these pictures down to the size that you would see them on your screen, those details certainly didn't come and strike you in the ass did they? On the brighter side, these do look better than what we've seen previously, but still nothing compared to what they showed us a few months ago....
Commented on 2005-09-20 01:11:54
^ totally agree
Commented on 2005-09-20 01:21:07
OH MY GOD! WOW! thats....that is just making me speechless. WOW I CANNOT WAIT! I LOVE YOU MICROSOFT! lol.
Commented on 2005-09-20 03:37:27
Crazy textures.

That whole 512 mb stick of memory really helps improve the textures more than ten-fold over last-gen.

Too bad the animations still suck.
Commented on 2005-09-20 03:44:06 In reply to statix
In fact, animation is always quite static in screenshots.
Commented on 2005-09-20 11:35:21 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Come on..... I want to see what this thing is going to look like on an actual 360. These screens are running at a resolution WAY beyond 720p. Those threads are nice, but 720p isn't good enough resolution to show them unless the camera is extremely close, like that crop, which isn't going to happen unless you are playing around in camera mode.
Well the first 2 pics are 1280 x 720 which is in fact 720p, so your argument holds no water. If these are the latest in game images, then that's how it looks. The 2 crops were made by snoopers to highlight some details.
Commented on 2005-09-20 12:39:06 In reply to BountyBob
Posted by BountyBob
Well the first 2 pics are 1280 x 720 which is in fact 720p, so your argument holds no water. If these are the latest in game images, then that's how it looks. The 2 crops were made by snoopers to highlight some details.
Those images were resized down from a much higher resolution version. The 720p images represent a smaller version of a very high resolution image. Not to mention, those lines are too clean for a direct 720p screen grab, even with 4xAA. They do look good, but the rest of my previous post still stands as well. They are just opinions
Commented on 2005-09-20 13:03:42
Developers can make grabs of HUGE resolutions from a devkit for print media, which needs images of 200dpi+
Commented on 2005-09-20 16:15:21 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
They are just opinions
Of course.
Where does it say they're downsized images though? They are still 1280 x 720, so it's entirely possible they are screen grabs.

I think snoopers was only talking about the last two shots when he was mentioning doing the cropping.

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