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History of Madden

Madden NFL '97

The arrival of Madden in the 32-bit era with Madden NFL '97 on Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn included the first appearance of motion-captured animations, now a standard technique across the gaming industry.

It also introduced 3-D stadiums, and TV-style presentation with a studio show.