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Go in-depth with Madden NFL 10's Pro-Tak animation system

12:40 PM on 05.15.2009 // Samit Sarkar

The gang at EA Tiburon is aiming to bring gamers the most accurate football simulation ever made, and chief among their improvements to gameplay in Madden NFL 10 is the game’s all-new Pro-Tak animation system. It looks to be a truly game-changing innovation, and if you want to hear a few of the game’s development bigwigs -- including Lead Designer Ian Cummings and Senior Producer Phil Frazier -- talk about it, then hit the jump for the first Madden 10 “Developer Series” video.

To go along with the video, we’ve also got five new screenshots of the game, two of which show off the new nine-man gang tackling (no, kids, that’s not a group hug you see up there). Another one features an on-field referee, a first for this console generation, and then there’s one illustrating the stripped-down playcalling screen in this year’s game. The fifth one features Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, just like the first image we ever saw of Madden 10.

If you want to get even more up close and personal with all the new stuff we know about so far in Madden NFL 10, hit up my first-look preview from last month. The game itself will be shipping on August 14th with Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald on the cover for PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, and PSP.

Madden NFL 10 Video Documentary Series Kicks Off with a Closer Look at Pro-Tak™

May 12, 2009 - Today, EA SPORTS releases the first installment of the Madden NFL 10 Developer Series, a 5-part video documentary series, which provide a look behind-the-scenes at the development of the award-winning football franchise.

The “Pro-Tak Animation System” video documentary features interviews with the Madden NFL 10 development team, including senior producer Phil Frazier, senior designer Ian Cummings, and development manager Ryan Ferwerda. They describe the impact of the Pro-Tak animation technology and how it provides unprecedented control over every play.

Additional video documentaries will follow in the coming weeks, leading to the August 14th release of Madden NFL 10. For more information about Madden NFL 10, visit

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