It has some of the lowest specs I've seen for a game coming out during the holiday season. I doubt optimization will be a problem for most players, but hey, what do I know? --- Plow her Fields. Ride the Pogo. Rumple the Bedsheets. Roll in the Hay. Oink her Boingo. Making Baby Batter. I can keep going if you want.
Honestly, I think the optimization is for a few smaller issues. They said the PC is the main development platform so I doubt there'll be a need to optimize the actual engine. --- John Madden's personal croney to ensure that all his little boys and girls stay on the madden board