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    by Published on 06-06-2022 03:34 AM
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    EA SPORTS has released the official Madden NFL 23 gameplay trailer that breaks down the FieldSENSE Gameplay System.

    The four aspects covered in the video include 'Hit Everything,' Skill-Based Passing, 360° Cuts, and WR vs DB Battles.

    Continue on to see the M23 gameplay trailer detailing FieldSENSE, narrated by Senior Game Design Director Connor Dougan. ...
    by Published on 06-02-2022 05:00 AM
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    Madden Season is underway as EA SPORTS has revealed the first game details and information for Madden NFL 23.

    To the surprise of no one, the late John Madden will grace the cover of each game version, including Madden NFL Mobile. It will be the first time Madden has been on the cover of his namesake title since 2000. Madden NFL 23 will be released on August 19, 2022.

    Continue on for the first details regarding gameplay, namely the addition of FieldSENSE and foundational football improvements, as well as links to all early and relevant M23 coverage, including Franchise Mode and Face of the Franchise news. ...
    by Published on 03-10-2022 04:40 AM
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    The March update for Madden NFL 22 is now available. This update features the much awaited - and debated - second update for Franchise Mode, Coach Adjustments and Coverage Depths added to Practice Mode, a Live Playbooks update, and more.

    The second live service update for Franchise Mode includes five new Scenarios: Trench Boost, QB Duel, Immovable Object, Under Siege, and QB Breakouts.

    In early December, Sports Gamers Online reported that sources had indicated to them that any future Franchise Mode updates were cancelled as portions of the Madden dev team had been shifted to work on EA SPORTS College Football. In turn, EA turned to IGN in releasing a statement that they were still committed to Franchise Mode and would be releasing two additional Franchise updates.

    Continue on to read the blog notes straight from EA. ...
    by Published on 01-10-2022 04:15 AM
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    Madden NFL 22's Campus Legends mode returns from January 14-31 and brings in two new schools: Alabama and Ohio State.

    The addition of these two programs is noteworthy as neither had been included to date as part of the colleges within Madden NFL's Face of the Franchise mode. This is an encouraging sign for their inclusion in EA SPORTS College Football.

    Continue on to see the rosters for Alabama and Ohio State. Rosters for the schools previously part of Campus Legends can be found here. ...
    by Published on 11-27-2021 09:09 PM   
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    Sports Gamers Online's Mike Straw is reporting that Madden NFL 22 will not be receiving any additional significant post-launch Franchise Mode improvements as a portion of the Madden team has been moved to work on EA SPORTS College Football.

    Straw is also reporting that a source close to the Madden NFL development team has stated devs are "stressed and frustrated" and that "It's not a good place right now." His sources have stated that they know this decision will not be received favorably by the Madden community, especially given how game executives have talked publicly over the last two years that Franchise Mode will be treated as a live service and receive improvements/features throughout the year. The two canceled updates were believed to include a full scouting tree as well as new scenarios.

    It is unknown how many team members shifted to EA SPORTS College Football and also why they were moved. For example, is it to shore up the game before the rumored 2023 launch or is the game behind the development curve?

    Credit to Sports Gamers Online for this story.

    UPDATE - EA has provided a statement to IGN: We do not like to comment on rumors or speculation; however, we are committed to continuing to improve Franchise as a part of our ongoing Madden NFL 22 live service and beyond. This includes two upcoming Franchise updates that we'll deliver in Madden NFL 22. We will have more details on the updates in the new year.

    SGO has also since responded: Myself and the rest of SGO will always stand by our original reporting. There’s no reason for us to not continue to do this moving forward. As an outlet started to help sports gamers improve and to bring them the latest on the games they love, if our reporting leads to positive outcomes for the gaming community, that makes it all worth it. ...
    by Published on 10-12-2021 03:00 AM
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    The October update is now available for Madden NFL 22 and with it comes the much anticipated new Scouting feature within Franchise Mode.

    Gameplay updates include six new player abilities and also includes improvements to hook zones, curl-flat zones, flat zones, and man coverage alignment/matchups.

    Updated facescans have been added for numerous players including: Trey Lance, Ja'Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle. Also new in the update is a ranked mode for The Yard.

    Continue on to see a Scouting video walkthrough and full details of this game update. ...
    by Published on 08-31-2021 04:00 AM
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    Now live within the Superstar KO mode in Madden NFL 22 is a limited-time "Campus Legends" event.

    The “Campus Legends” event features Clemson, Miami, LSU, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, USC, Oregon, Nebraska, and Michigan State. Rosters for each of the teams can be found here.

    With Alabama being one of the most notable exceptions, it's worth wondering if some missing programs will be added at a later date/event or if they still have concerns licensing their program to the company despite EA SPORTS College Football on the horizon.

    The Campus Legends event in Madden NFL 22 Superstar KO runs from August 31 through September 27. Continue on to read the press release from EA SPORTS. ...
    by Published on 06-29-2021 09:25 AM
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    The latest Madden NFL 22 developer deep dive video and blog focuses on Dynamic Gameday - features designed to help make each game feel unique.

    There are three core components of Dynamic Gameday: Gameday Momentum, Gameday Atmosphere, and Next Gen Stats: Star-Driven AI.

    Gameday Momentum features a Momentum Meter that its perks, M-Factors. M-Factors can be unlocked or taken away depending on the status of the Momentum Meter. Per the dev blog: "M-Factors are team-wide effects that vary between boosting a team’s performance and providing additional challenges to overcome throughout the course of a game. ... The M-Factors that are available in each game will always vary, based on where the game is played or what the elements are so that each game will feel like a different experience." A feature more prominently found in NCAA Football historically, Home Field Advantage, comes to M22. The home team will receive an extra stadium specific M-Factor but it will be the first disabled if the road team gets the momentum first.

    Gameday Atmosphere focuses on improved atmosphere, broadcast, and presentation. This includes new crowd animations and created super fan characters, remastered real crowd audio recordings, as well as improved sideline and organic on-field player reactions. It also features Gameday Conditions, which are modifications to gameplay that will affect each team equally, either as a benefit or detriment.

    Finally, Next Gen Stats - Star-Driven AI will "drive AI behaviors and tendencies at both a player level and team level."

    Continue on to see the Dynamic Gameday Deep Dive video and blog which also contains notes on core gameplay improvements such as improved player movement, tackling, catching, blocking, and more. ...
    by Published on 06-22-2021 10:30 AM
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    A year ago, a lackluster list of improvements to Madden NFL 21's Franchise Mode led to #FixMaddenFranchise to become one of the top trends on Twitter. In the aftermath of this embarrassment, the Madden NFL development team worked to release post-launch updates to improve the Franchise experience in M21. Heading into Madden NFL 22, the additions and improvements to Franchise Mode have been presented upfront and perhaps as part of the primary focus of the game.

    Some of the big additions include a Coaching Staff (OC, DC, Player Personnel) that can be upgraded through 'Staff Points,' and Talent Trees that provide boosts for each Franchise Staff member. (The Franchise Staff and Talent Tree models appear reminiscent of those similarly found in NCAA Football 14.)

    Planned to arrive in a September update is an improved Scouting system. A deeper look at this system will come on July 19. Other improvements include Weekly Strategy, new Season Engine scenarios, redesigned Franchise Mode hub, tuning and quality of life improvements, among other additions.

    Continue on to see the Franchise Mode trailer, links to Madden developer podcasts, and the Franchise Mode blog. ...
    by Published on 06-17-2021 04:46 PM
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    Madden season has begun as EA SPORTS released the Madden NFL 22 cover athletes, release date(s), and first game feature overview.

    The rumors from early spring proved correct as the M22 MVP Edition will feature Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes as the cover athletes. The Deluxe and MVP Editions will be available on August 17, with the standard version released on August 20. Information on the differences between the pre-order bonuses for the versions can be found here.

    Based on the trailer and early game previews from media, M22 will focus on improved game atmosphere with 'Homefield Advantage' and 'Dynamic Gameday' with the goal of making each game and season unique.

    The first game info also highlighted improvements coming to Franchise Mode, ...
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