Ah yes, now that Mike Vick has a team, here’s comes the most important question – when will he be available for gameplay on Madden 10? Gamers across the country have been asking that very question since the moment the signing happened, wanting to create the ultimate QB controversy between Vick and Donovan McNabb.
Don’t fret Madden fans, Vick will be available for the game, as reported in the LA Times:
“We have art assets from when he was in Madden a few years ago,” Semsey explained. “We have some player ratings and face maps from that. We used that as the foundation. But a lot of things have changed since then.”
Not the least of which is the big question of whether Vick is in the same shape as when he was the No. 1 draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001.
That, however, will be a temporary concern. Each week, EA gets film clips of every NFL game played that week. EA feeds the performance data of every team and player into its player ranking system, tweaking their strengths and weaknesses to keep up with the actual game. Games that are played on Internet-connected game consoles are able to download the latest stats and rosters into Madden’s digital gridiron.
So how long will it take Vick to get back into the game — the video game, that is? Semsey said Vick is on track to land in the Philadelphia Eagles’ lineup Wednesday, August 19.
So get ready to get that download ready, and get ready to have Vick on your Eagles roster in time for the regular season.