When Madden 08 was released, we played a few single player rounds and jumped straight into online. Only to be disappointed.
The gameplay worked the same, but there was terrible lag, you would make the gesture to throw the ball and 3 seconds later it would be shown on screen.
EA released a statement that said the following:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Now that Madden NFL 08 is available, the development team at EA is doing some tweaking to make sure our online experience is as smooth as possible. Since there is currently a high volume of people playing online, this is the best time for us to monitor and maximize the experience. As updates are taking place over the next 24 hours, some fans may experience an interruption in online play. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience as we make the necessary updates.Ã¢â‚¬?