In our review of Madden 21, we have confirmed what EA Sports has been referring for some time: the franchise mode has not been improved and is not impressive. There is a myriad of ever-changing hashtags on Twitter on the part of fans indignant by the incapacity of the publishers to change the mode. In response, Electronic Arts begins to detail when and what to expect updates that, hopefully, will revitalize the mode in the latter opus.
What to expect in these updates
The mega-publisher said this summer that the change in franchise mode would be brought shortly in Madden 22 – which seems to be at the heart of improvements. You can take this as a good news, but this year’s game will only receive the smallest impactful changes. One of their most recent press releases indicates that the following will be seen soon:
- Customizing Capabilities X-Factor / Superstar : The biggest expected change is the ability to change the X-Factor of each footballer. It is a wacky feature because the half-offensives will now be able to get QBs or defensive capabilities, but it is nevertheless a good thing.
- User Interface of Player Card Statistics : Like all other current sports games, Madden 21 will soon offer baseball statistics sheets for each player. This will include statistics and weekly results, as well as the teams for which each player has played each year.
- Setting the regression of development features : With many fastened players getting X-Factors so quickly, EA has promised to give “a good balance between superstar and X-Factor players when they progress on several years “.
- Preliminary series support : This is a major shock. WHEREAS in the first update of the launch day, the mode will possibly get a visual indicating when and what teams will participate in the playoffs.
Keep in mind that developers said in early August that players will also see the logic of trade, with the presentation of the Super Bowl and the management of IA staff. Since they have not been treated since, these promised improvements will probably only be visible after the first major update.
Updates will come to mid-season
Although fans expect these features to be close to launch, waiting will have to continue a little longer. The September Electronic Arts gridiron notes affirm that the first of the three updates should be published in November. It is very likely that the playoff support function will take place in this first series of corrections, as the NFL playoffs usually start from the end of December in early January.
For those who wish to start a franchise without these updates, rest assured that all the new features added will automatically be implemented in all current franchise backups.