Madden NFL 11 and PS3/PSP Interconnectivity


This was reported by IGN PS3 a few days ago, but if you had actually read the story, titled “Madden NFL 11 News”, it did raise an interesting few details.

First and foremost, the news slipped through at a press conference with reps from EA, Capcom and Sony discussing things that haven’t gone right for the PlayStation brand. Among things discussed was PSP and PS3 interconnectivity and EA’s Scott Cronce discussed Madden NFL 10′s ability to allow you to create plays on the PSP version and then uploading them to play on PS3.

He was then asked when playing seasons on both platforms would be compatible, so you can pick up where you left off on one system. He replied, “We’re shooting for it this year.” Does that mean such compatibility would be available on Madden NFL 11? So far, it looks like a possibility. They were trying to have that capability in 10, but it hadn’t made it in in the end, though.

Now for those of us who aren’t big fans of Madden games, the article still has one interesting idea I think they (and other companies) should follow. When asked how they would market such a feature, Cronce said that they could supply a premium pack that includes the PS3 game with a digital download code for Madden on PSP.

The question is, in order to make it an irresistible deal, how much more would the game retail for? $10? $15? I think that this is a great idea and everyone else should consider doing similar bundles (assuming EA pulls through with it). How about an Assassin’s Creed II with Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines bundle pack (since those have PSP/PS3 interconnectivity of sorts)? LittleBigPlanet GOTY with LBP PSP? God of War III with Chains of Olympus (hell, how about a GoW superpack with those two, as well as the GoW Collection)?

I think deals and packs like those would actually sell quite well, especially with Sports titles and continuing your play season between each platform. Even sharing unlocks and cars between Gran Turismo on PSP and GT5 would be cool (and perfect for a bundle as well). Anyone else think that bundles like those would be a good idea and boost sales for both titles and consoles? And which packs would you like to see?


Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Andy on November 15th, 2009

    Seems like it should be fairly easy, especially if you’re progress details are stored on a central server (e.g. COD MW2).

    The PS3 disk itself could have the PSP version of the game already present, you’d just have to export it from the PS3 to the PSP via Bluetooth or USB etc.

  2. #2 by JimmyMagnum on November 15th, 2009 [ 83111 Points ]

    Yeah, they probably could go that route, but more than likely they’ll just have you use a Download code, especially since piracy could be a big deal with the games being on a disc, since you could theoretically install the PSP version of a game you rented for PS3, basically meaning you got a free game.

  3. #3 by SicSemperTyranis on November 16th, 2009 [ 6405 Points ]

    I just hope the the makers of MLB: The Show are thinking the same thing.

  4. #4 by Ian Dickson on December 8th, 2009

    In this year’s Madden NFL 10 Game the Playmaker Control wasn’t very good. So, In Next Year’s Madden NFL 11, My suggetions are that you can enhance the Playmaker Control that was quite similar to Madden NFL 08, Madden NFL 07 , and Madden NFL 06. What I meant is that I want the Quarterback to actually Direct and Point to the Receiver that he want to run a different route. Also I want the Slide Protection Control to be adjusted because you don’t know which blitzers are coming from the Line Of Scrimmage to Sack the Quarterback , I’ve been thinking and I thought that Ya’ll should make the Quarterback define and point to Whether the Sam ( LOLB Left Outside Linebacker) or The Mike ( MLB Middle Linebacker ) is coming almost similar to Playmaker but all the Quarterback is doing is calling signals such as a number and what linebacker is coming . I am referring to all of the lack that Madden NFL 10 has brought to People that are trying to force the football downfield before making the Quarterback have Protection in the Pocket which is called Slide Protection , The Playmaker Control, and also There should be an Adjustment to the Run Blocking . In order for the Quarterback to get in to a Rhythm with his Receivers , he have to be able to have a running game to go along with that and when running the ball you have to have good O-Lineman that can block downfield to open up the PlayAction pass. I just think that there should be Run Blocking Control Which means that the Quarterback should call a signal for his O-Lineman to let them know to block on Running Plays just like in Reality with NFL on FOX, CBS, and NFL Network.

  5. #5 by Ian Dickson on December 8th, 2009

    In this year’s Madden NFL 10 Game the Playmaker Control wasn’t very good. So, In Next Year’s Madden NFL 11, My suggetions are that you can enhance the Playmaker Control that was quite similar to Madden NFL 08, Madden NFL 07 , and Madden NFL 06. What I meant is that I want the Quarterback to actually Direct and Point to the Receiver that he want to run a different route. Also I want the Slide Protection Control to be adjusted because you don’t know which blitzers are coming from the Line Of Scrimmage to Sack the Quarterback , I’ve been thinking and I thought that Ya’ll should make the Quarterback define and point to Whether the Sam ( LOLB Left Outside Linebacker) or The Mike ( MLB Middle Linebacker ) is coming almost similar to Playmaker but all the Quarterback is doing is calling signals such as a number and what linebacker is coming . I am referring to all of the lack that Madden NFL 10 has brought to People that are trying to force the football downfield before making the Quarterback have Protection in the Pocket which is called Slide Protection , The Playmaker Control, and also There should be an Adjustment to the Run Blocking . In order for the Quarterback to get in to a Rhythm with his Receivers , he have to be able to have a running game to go along with that and when running the ball you have to have good O-Lineman that can block downfield to open up the PlayAction pass. I just think that there should be Run Blocking Control Which means that the Quarterback should call a signal for his O-Lineman to let them know to block on Running Plays just like in Reality.

  6. #6 by Ian Dickson on December 8th, 2009

    Also Ya’ll Should add the Wide Receiver Reverse Plays all 32 Teams Playbooks because that is just one more Dimension of a Trick Play added to every Playbook and Just adjust the Diving Catches to make it very realistic.

  7. #7 by Ian Dickson on January 11th, 2010

    In This Year’s Madden NFL 11, I want Ya’ll To make the Graphics as if in reality the Quarterback is doing the work. What I’m referring to is that the Quarterback is Directing where the Blitzes are going to come from and make adjustments with hand signals.

  8. #8 by Ian Dickson on January 11th, 2010

    The Run Blocking for the Offensive Lineman should be a little advanced and the Running Backs Juke Moves , Cutback Moves , and Back Jukes should be also expanded. The Quarterback Avoidance Stick should have much more and better advanced moves.

  9. #9 by Ian Dickson on January 25th, 2010

    On Madden NFL 11 , Ya’ll should input the Senior Bowl, East VS West Game, Senior Bowl Practice ( North & South Teams ) in the game. The reason why is because it determines the Draft Stock of the 2010 Draft class and i think that these events should’ve been in every previous Madden game. ( Madden NFL 06, 07, 08, 09, and even recently 10)

  10. #10 by Ian Dickson on January 25th, 2010

    I think that the Quarterback should be able to direct his offensive lineman of how many blitzers are coming towards him for a crucial sack.

  11. #11 by Ian Dickson on January 25th, 2010

    My Point is Update, Enhance, and Expand this Year’s Madden Game. Have the game be Realistic as if it actually was on television such as CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Nfl Network, and NBC Sports.

  12. #12 by Ian Dickson on January 28th, 2010

    Also what should be brought back to MADDEN NFL 11 is THE HALFBACK PLAYMAKER JUST LIKE ON MADDEN NFL 04 , THE HALFBACK DIRECTS HIS BLOCKER TO BLOCK THE DEFENDER IN FRONT OF HIM TO GAIN EXTRA YARDS FOR A FIRST DOWN OR A TOUCHDOWN.

  13. #13 by Ian Dickson on January 28th, 2010

    The Game should have PLAYMAKER REFERRING TO THE QUARTERBACK POINTING to HIS RECEIVER TO RUN A DIFFERENT ROUTE.

  14. #14 by Ian Dickson on February 5th, 2010

    I Think that either Tennessee Titans Running Back Chris Johnson, New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, and Safety Darren Sharper, Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning, Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Brett Favre, or Running Back Adrian Peterson should be the Cover Athlete for Madden NFL 11. The reason why is because Drew Brees in 2008 thrown for over 4,000 Passing yards , Peyton Manning in 2006 broke a record for the most touchdown passes with 49 , Him and Drew Brees in the 2009 season combine for 6 thrown touchdown passes. Adrian Peterson in his rookie rushed for 1,000 rushing yards, and in 2009 Brett Favre even though when he was on the New York Jets broke a record for the most Interceptions and Touchdowns , he led his team to the Playoffs not by himself but with Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, AP, Bernard Berrian, Visanthe Shiancoe, etc. Chris Johnson in 2009, has 5 or more 100 yard rushing games, he broke Marshall Faulk’s record for most yards at the Line of Scrimmage, and he passed Earl Campbell for the most rushing yards in a game.


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