Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 7:24 AM by Guest
Gamers looking forward to the ability to transfer their save data on Madden NFL 13 from their PS3 to their PS Vita will be sorely disappointed. Instead of a unified experience, the Vita will get Madden NFL 12’s engine with the sheen, presentation, and commentary of Madden NFL 13 running at 30 frames per second.
The reasons cited for this sudden change in plans were due in part to Electronic Arts stating earlier that the franchise mode on the PlayStation 3 version of Madden was “too crazy to bring to the Vita at the moment.” Madden NFL 13, however, will still utilize the Vita’s touch controls — from swiping the back touch for pocket avoidance moves, drawing hot routes from the line, and using the Vita’s Sixaxis tilt to angle kicks.
Lacking the ability to transfer save data can be potentially detrimental to the success of the Madden franchise on the PlayStation Vita; a few developers had stated that they would observe how this year’s Vita version had fared before investing in the option. While the game may perform solidly on the go, it does not bode well for the game’s potential success as a separate PS Vita franchise.
We’ll see how the game performs at kickoff.
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