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    Report: Portion of Madden Dev Team Shifted to EA SPORTS College Football [Update]


    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.
    Last edited by cdj; 12-03-2021 at 10:17 AM.

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