Madden NFL 11 dev diary is all about gameplay

In its ongoing developer diary series for Madden NFL 11, EA clues us in to the gameplay tweaks in this year's iteration. This latest video (past the break) focuses on the gameplay, from the stick-only gameplay available to beginners, to the more expert-focused locomotion system -- a system with "branching animations" dependent on the player's momentum.

Then there's the Real Assignment AI, which will allow gamers to delegate duties to players on the field in real-time. Need a guard to pull off and cut to the outside line on a pitch play? Done. It's not an entirely new feature to the series, yet the devs promise it will work with more consistency this year. Madden NFL 11 kicks off the football season August 10.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.