It’s been nine years since EA Sports released a Madden NFL game on a Nintendo platform, but that may no longer be the case as the company could be bringing Madden 22 to the Nintendo Switch.
According to a recent job listing discovered by YouTuber Doctre81 for EA Sports, the company is looking for an “Online Software Engineer” to work on Madden NFL. The listing, which was originally posted in November 2020, has a requirement for a minimum of two years experience working on “Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo game consoles.”
Usually, EA Sports’ job postings don’t list Nintendo as an experience desired for developers. But, after seeing more and more games from EA coming to the platform recently, it could mean the company is ready to give fans Madden NFL once again.
What’s the Likelihood of Madden 22 on Nintendo Switch?
Will it be Madden 22 this year? It’s impossible to know for sure right now, but the chance is certainly there. Of course, it’s understandable if you’re worried about what it’d be like after seeing what the company has done with FIFA on the platform. One would hope that EA Sports wouldn’t do that to football fans that have been waiting for almost a decade to plat Madden on Nintendo. After all, the last time a Madden game appeared on a Nintendo system was Madden 13 on the Wii U.
With the Nintendo Switch Pro rumored to be coming later this year, it just feels like the perfect opportunity for EA Sports to get back in the mix. A portable edition of Madden that doesn’t require Microsoft’s XCloud sounds like a perfect opportunity to tap into a younger fan base that utilizes the Switch.
Because the job posting was from November, it could signal that EA Sports is hoping to get the game out this year with the start of a new era for the Madden franchise. But, there is the possibility that in order for it to be more than a stripped down port, they may take the time to work on it. That could lead to holding off until Madden 23 at the earliest.
SGO has reached out to both Nintendo and EA Sports for comment, but, so far, no response has been received. Should it come, we will update the story accordingly.
So, sports gamers, what do you think about a possible return of Madden to Nintendo? Would you check it out? Let us know in the comment section below, and stick with Sports Gamers Online for more information.