On August 11 Madden NFL 2005 is coming out! What's new in this version are some the online features. Some being completely new and others offered as improvements. Features are being added to help ensure that cheating won't be an issue. This game is going to be great because you'll be able to setup tournaments in the game or on your PC thought a web-based interface.
The PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of Madden NFL 2005 will sport a very similar feature set.
Electronic Arts has revealed its plans for the online side of its upcoming football game, Madden NFL 2005. The game, online on both the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, will feature similar sets of features on both platforms, bringing tournaments, enhanced messaging abilities, and a reputation rating to keep players in check.
As soon as you log in to Madden's online area, you'll see a customizable live ticker, which can communicate real-life sports scores to you, as well as updates on what your online friends are up to. You'll be able to set up tournaments either in the game itself or on your PC through a web-based interface. Tournament alerts and messages from other players can be sent your way via an upgraded EA messenger function, which can be set to forward text messages to you via e-mail or to your cell phone via SMS when you're not online.
News source: GameSpot