EA has uploaded a brand new video to their YouTube detailing the process of creating the sounds and commentary that you’ll see in Madden 17. The biggest takeaway for those that aren’t interested in sound design? Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis will be serving as commentator this year.
The video comes as part of a blog post released on the Madden 17 website, detailing not only sound design as a whole, but what changes are coming to the commentary specifically beyond this new duo. Going into the game this year, they wanted to change up the commentary in a meaningful way, so they started from scratch.
The new commentary team would be centered around four pillars; team availability, team chemistry, teaching football, and updating content post-launch. Of course, the blog details how the commentators this year got the job, breaking it down pillar by pillar.
The team has spent multiple days a week recording, and serve as active members of the development team, working with designers, engineers, and writers to find ways to improve the game.
That has allowed for the Madden team to record what would typically be a year’s worth of content in a few weeks. The result should be more depth to the commentary experience, which will ultimately make a better game.
Perhaps the most interesting thing, however, is the addition of new commentary throughout the seasons. Now if a player or a team is having an exceptional week, you should hear that reflected in the game afterwards. The new duo of commentators will be in the studio throughout the season recording these lines, bringing further parity to the game you play on consoles, and the game you watch on TV.
Both the video and the blog post are worth checking out if you’re interested in sound design and how commentary will be changing with Madden 17. As to how impressive the changes are, well, we’ll have to wait until we get our hands on the game at E3 next week.
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