After posting the initial Madden screenshots yesterday, I got a message from EA with some more gooey details about the game. Assuming the graphics are smooth and the basic gameplay works, Madden 10 looks like it could be an iPhone masterpiece.
The real thing that I think is going to set this one apart is the touch control options. Madden 10 is implementing a 'Create Your Own Play' option, letting you hand draw hot routes for receivers for passing plays. Could you imagine being able to do this on your PS3? Also, there is an 'Action Control Time' option which will let you speed up and slow down time so you have the ability to make certain plays happen on the iPhone. Nothing is more annoying than needing to quickly hit something and miss because there is no tactile feedback. Now you can take your time to coordinate your play to perfection.
Along with the gameplay, Madden 10 is going to excel at depth and realism. Just like the console version, this one will have Cris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond, have full rosters, and will have all the stadiums. The game will also include a season mode that will have trades, free agents, and in-depth stats.
All I'm expecting to see now before launch is a gameplay video... which I'll be sure to share with you as soon as I get.