Interview with Gus Johnson, Madden 2011 Play-By-Play Announcer

May 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Have you ever wondered how much work goes into the commentating aspect of a video game?

Before word broke that EA Sports hired announcer Gus Johnson to be Madden 2011's play-by-play announcer, I had a chance to speak with him about his new gig.

JL: Part of what makes the Madden franchise so successful and so realistic is the pro-level announcers EA Sports attaches to it. Could you please talk about the style and flare you'll bring to the newest edition?

GJ: The number one thing that I try to bring is emotion. I like to add different temperatures. With all the great graphics and features, bringing that extra emotion and a little humor could really add to this year's edition.

JL: I'm wondering how much original personality you will inject into Madden '11. Has EA Sports given you any script or guidelines to follow, or were you given a lot of artistic freedom?

GJ: Oh yeah, we had thousands of pages of script. It could probably have gone fro...

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