There was only ever going to be one man legendary enough to grace the cover of this year’s Madden instalment. The late, great John Madden played football, coached football, commentated on football and even lent his name to the videogame franchise. And in Madden 23, early access out now for Xbox, PlayStation and PC, he will forever be immortalised for the larger-than-life character he was.
Game Pass is in a couple of very different gears today. If you like things slow and tactical, there is the board game favourite and now turn-based mainstay Total War: Warhammer III on PC. And in the higher gear, timed to coincide with Superbowl week, is Madden NFL 22.
Almost every change in Madden NFL 22 this year is of a positive nature, and it is easily one of the best entries in recent years. Franchise mode is in great shape, and set to get better as the year progresses, and it almost feels like EA Sports are reminding themselves that not everyone wants to just play Ultimate Team. Some modes such as The Yard and Superstar KO still feel tacked on but at least offer a bite-size gameplay experience if time is limited.
The 102nd NFL Season is just around the corner which means the annual Madden NFL release is here too. Along with the increased season, Madden NFL 22 on Xbox has gone through some major changes also. And if you were one of those who paid a bit extra for the MVP and Dynasty Editions of this years virtual American Football well today is the day you can play it in full.
We're not really sure why, but there is much excitement over a cover star. And that of the Madden NFL cover star is greater than most. It's no surprise then when those excitement levels reach fever pitch as EA come out with all the details, the dates and the confirmation of the athlete who will be present across their annual franchise for the next 12 months. That's the case here and now with EA SPORTS Madden NFL 22.