Earlier this week, #FixMaddenFranchise became a trending hashtag on Twitter after a lackluster release of details on the game’s Franchise mode. Today, the executive producer of the Madden franchise responded to the criticism.
Seann Graddy Responds to #FixMaddenFranchise
In a video on Twitter, Madden Executive Producer Seann Graddy stated he wanted to reach out to the Madden community on behalf of the development teams. Graddy said that the developers have heard the complaints of fans.
In the video, Graddy stated regarding the negative feedback, “We see your #FixMaddenFranchise tweets, and we understand your frustration.” Graddy went on to note that the Franchise community is critically important to the developers. The Madden producer also said that they have gone over the complaints from the community.
Later in the video, Graddy said that starting today, the developers are working to improve Franchise mode for “Madden NFL 21 and beyond.” However, Graddy stated that he had no new details to share with fans of the franchise.
Graddy concluded the video by stating that the development team is working from home to improve the game, and that they are committed to getting back to the community regarding Franchise mode, and to tell gamers what their plans for the mode are.
Here’s the full video from Graddy :
An update from Executive Producer Seann Graddy pic.twitter.com/RFpco0KNH1
— Madden NFL 23 (@EAMaddenNFL) July 2, 2020
They say this every year when we bring up all the issues with madden and they won’t fix these issues and to bitch slap sport gamers in the face hey 10 extra dollars. FUCK YOU MADDEN!! And FUCK YOU EA!!!
If all these BR games can make full scale changes and basically create new game modes on the fly, a large company like EA should be able to fix this in time for the release or shortly after. I hope they take the complaints seriously
How about fix the damn game itself. Lol
The 2K series needs to come back and the Madden developers need to be stripped of exclusive rights to the NFL. Competition breeds creativity.
Nick Geib Ben Bossard
He really said that the franchise community is important to them ??? all they care about is MUT since they don’t make any extra off franchise. That’s why it’s gotten so much worse in the last 15-20 years
Not a single person has said this so I will. How about making it so you can actually end up on the same team as your friends in Franchise. Or even just allowing you to play on the same team together in general outside of trash 3v3 modes (Just make it 2v2 or custom. Nobody NEEDS a 3rd fucking player) or MUT challenges.
Beau Paulsen Scott Rudrud
Kelby Lemar believe it when I play it lol
When u have no competition u get a garbage product
Kieran Essman what they fixing
Tim Vara bro they dont realize shit or it would of been fixed. And they have no details bc they didnt plan on fixing that shit. Butttttt atleast they are fixin it lol let’s just hope its dope shit instead of nope shit
yeah for sure lol shit is broken af.
Copy the NCAA model. Be a coach and get recruited to other jobs! I am playing NCAA 12 and the experience is better than any madden game I’ve played in a while
Honestly think about this people. The games about to come out. they are worried about sales due to covid related issues and want to soak up as much money as possible. Please dont tell me you believe they will overhaul franchise mode and add anything we have been asking for? In like 8 weeks? Get fucking real.
They copy and paste franchise mode like they have done (theyve made these “we hear you” comments before) and maybe add one dumbass feature nobody asked for or reintroduce something they took away and then shuve it down your throat like “SEE!? TOTALLY NEW!”
Bring back rushing attack
For those who missed it… what caused the hashtag to start, anyway? I must have missed the details of the new franchise mode
MUT needs to go. Why do people put money in to that garbage
FUCK EA, NFL 2K5!!!!
So they’ll fix it for Madden 23 and call it ground breaking
I’ve been saying for years they need to change up the commentary. Don’t have the same two guys do every single game. Have 5-6 and have them rotate, is it an AFC game, on ESPN, or Primetime? But when you play 200-300 games and you hear the same quip over and over and over. Makes you wanna not play.
Filbert J Longsnapper smarter commentary would be good too. I hate hearing “great block by the offensive line” when it was either my full back or tight end who did the blocking. Various other instances where the commentary is too generic for what actually happens.
They just collecting $ & hitting copy & paste at this point
2k5 still has the best franchise ?
Madden has a dev team? ?
They’ll really fix this horrible game if you all stop buying the thing!
They need competition.
Need to come out with another head coach game. Still play the other ones
Bring back creative mode
So it releases in a month but now they’re suddenly going to fix franchise mode? Seems like they’re just going to give us new glove and shoe options and call it a day.
Andrew Miron the coding wouldn’t take long if they jumped on it and worked consistently for about a week or 2
Just make a new Head Coach game. Problem solved. If they want Madden to be focused on online play, just make a separate game devoted solely to a fantastic Franchise mode-type experience
Brian Kilbane this is a great idea
I loved both the original and the 09 version. If people are constantly complaining about Franchise (I’m one of them), and EA doesn’t want to commit resources to updating and revamping it, then just make it a completely separate game. That way you can make it as in-depth as people want
It’s literally going to be a copy and paste game with slightly different mechanics and graphics. If you go into practice mode on 20 go into the camera and zoom in to the back of the bleachers and you’ll see “madden 19” on a banner above the stands. Copy and paste is what they know supposedly
Austin Reynaud I’m bout to check this out..
Remember when they use to do cool shit like being able to play with teams like the 90’s Cowboys or the 2007 patriots? Also remember when skill actually mattered? When you could use or a safety I didn’t have to worry about a glitch letting a 5’10 receiver catch over at 6’1 safety that’s in position?
Give me NCAA! EA is never going to step up because there’s no competition. They don’t have to step up so they won’t the game is trash it’s no longer about skill it’s about glitches, nanos, and plays that are unbeatable just because of the way the game is built. Don’t even get me started on Ultimate team. That used to be awesome I remember when it was just an ad on That used to be awesome I remember when it was just an add-on now whoever has the most micro transactions Are going to be the “best players” Not to mention all of the stuff you have to do just to get an 80 overall player. They need to give up the license so 2K and have a chance of bringing something new to the table. All EA does is take out a good feature added back on two years later and then called in some new stuff. Every year I say I’m not buying it but I end up buying it because it’s all we have. This year for sure I’m not giving them any more my money I’m just gonna play 2K 21 and watch football on TV at least I don’t have to worry about losing to some bum who can’t really play the game or knows anything about football.
I’d like to play like 1 franchise game where my team doesn’t go for a fake field goal or punt, fuck it up, and cost me the game. That really shouldn’t be too much to ask. The algorithm is completely wonky. In a player vs player game, theres generally 3-4 fake special teams plays… in an actual NFL season, you see a fake special teams play maybe 3-4 times year.
What about #fixnba2k OR #FireRonnie2K
Pretty sure I saw this same video but with a fat bald guy last year ?
Bring back fight night
Can’t fix copy n paste.
I wanna see legendary players that you can play with in franchise!!
It’s Grand Theft Auto V can be the same game for 10 years and just keep updating why can’t Madden?
You say that like tons of people aren’t pissed at Rockstar for the GTAV PS5 announcement…
Erik Paniccia what that they’re giving it away for free for a couple months?
It’s too late for them to fix the next Madden. All they care about the money making MUT whales anyway.
James Kircher MUT hasn’t really changed since its inception. They just aren’t really changing much of anything except probably expanding Superstar KO which is a joke.
This is why the consumer suffers with exclusive licenses.
Franchise mode was the best in 06 to 08. Like I want to be able to play as a kicker and then put him in as the qb just because that’s sounds like fun
Make the draft more important. bring the drills back that was bad ass back in the day
Dominic Bucci hahaha yeah they’re bowing to us now
Eric Keller GOOD! It’s about time
They’ll copy and paste shit from before and call it “new”
Game will be dog shit like it has been for the last 12-14 years.
I’m surprised they didn’t just say “hey Madden community we know you don’t like franchise mode but we don’t really care bc we are making bank off of mut. See you on the gridiron this August ” lol
Kristopher Todd no kidding. Considering how bad ea has crapped the bed on the last two fifa games I have a lot of difficulty believe much of what they say. I got bored with connected careers or whatever it’s called the first year it was out
Bring back Newspaper and possibly Radio?
Madden 05 had everything.
Eric Kefauver Chris Florek well at least they’re listening to the community and will work to fix franchise mode.
“maybe next game, idiots” – Madden Devs 2020, probably.
One thing they should add is real-time injuries like they used to have in the NFL Gameday games. I remember when I busted away for a walk in touchdown on my brother but my RB pulled his hamstring at about the 20 yd line and started limping dragging and holding his leg and my brother managed to catch me before td. I was mad af but I still thought that was cool to see in a game. Injuries don’t just happen after the play is over.
In other words F U people , you will buy this coaster no matter what. We will make no changes and you will like it cause we say so.
What they need to do is an update on 20 that allows you to play franchise mode without internet. My internet sucks and I can’t play any mode on Madden 20 without internet
Mike Steele you can.
Tyler Boesch I can’t. It won’t let me
Mike Steele you can play franchise offline. I don’t have internet atm and that’s all I play.
Tyler Cuthrell again, it won’t let me
Mike Steele I don’t see how that’s possible, though. You either have a special console or game that only applies to you, or you’re doing something wrong. Either way, there’s nothing to change in this regard.
Matt Bailey all I know is I’ve been in the middle of the game and it shuts down saying it lost connection with the EA servers and won’t let me back into my game. It’s really annoying
Mike Steele I had the same problem and stopped using WiFi and connected my Xbox with my Ethernet cable. I thought it was a madden issue but it started happening playing Forza. Once I switched, I have never had an issue since. Even games and updates download faster now.
Im done with Madden same shit year after year
Who else misses the my crib mode in 2k5
CeeJay Mumford honestly I miss the chris berman halftime, postgame, weekly highlights!
The unfortunate thing about this is, it’s still madden
2k5 franchise still better then a madden 20 one sad
Madden bought out the rights to ESPN 2k5 because madden started losing money.
Ottis Hunt They did not buy out the rights to ESPN 2K5…. They gained EXCLUSIVE rights to the NFL.
Either way Madden is not worth the money and ESPN 2k5 was way better than madden.
Brian James By buying them…
Cameron Smith Yes, for the exclusive rights to the NFL. EA still didn’t buy the 2K series. There’s a new 2K football game in the works.
Cameron Smith they didn’t buy 2k lol, they bought the rights from the NFL. They didn’t buy anything from 2k or buy 2k.
Ricardo Melendez 2K5 is still the best football game to date!
Is madden listening they could easily make money off franchise all they have to do is add some features that cost money maybe 5-10 $ to unlock some other options for you team or some crap like that I’d pay 5 dollars to get an extra 200 scouting points a week I’d pay 5 dollars to have 6 players instead of 3 players getting the Training boost. It’s all types of ways they could cheat us out of money in franchise that I’m sure people would be willing to ? so madden update franchise please. We will pay too
Like NCAA did with timesavers. If you paid $20 you could get them all. Which would let you know how much time/points teams were spending on guys. Give you extra pipeline states and improve one of your grades half a letter grade.
Dude dont give them more ideas!! Expanded training was in madden 06-08 even with it’s own mini games!! Fuck microtransactions in franchise!! And more scouting points should be given to begin with!! Not something we need to pay for!!
Toney Lane adding micro transactions to franchise would be awful.all they need is to add a halftime show and a create your own play feature, which I know is possible I used to do it in 2003
Yall are all wrong give us create a team back and boom
Toney Lane You’re killing me, this is the reason the game is shit now. As long as you guys are willing to pay for shit that should be for free on a $60 game we just bought we are never going to get a content or competition. I shouldn’t have to pay $60 plus tax for a video game and then another $200 or $300 just to be competitive with a bunch of kids that don’t know how to play.
Toney Lane micro transactions would just make the situation worse lol ?
…..or they could give us the new content everyone deserves considering millions of people pour $60 into the same damn game every year. They make hella money off this game from MUT, invest that into the game instead of raking in profits.
just make a new Head Coach game
Yeah I’m absolutley not paying $5 for something that should be in the game to begin with. When you embrace mediocrity, the developers have no incentive to do better.
Toney Lane is this a stab at 2k? If so, hats off to you sir ?
Scott Scarbrough obviously that’s the right thing to do, but that’ll never happen.
Toney Lane no micro transactions
Troy Lessard Jr. developers got a lot of heat because they did nothing to improve franchise mode. Thankfully they’re responding
Michael Gaona dude I read about franchise and that it was gonna be even more simple and basic this year… Hope they change that! That’s all that I play ?
So no they won’t fix franchise this year maybe next year
Yeah yeah we hear the every year
They ain’t fixing shit is what he said in the message
PR damage control lol.
ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS MICRO TRANSACTIONS
They acknowledge is good but it’s way too late for this year. You won’t get more than something like 5th year option added via patch.
Let’s not forget they renamed it ‘classic franchise’ to make sure no attention goes on it moving forward.
I appreciate they say something but it’s gonna take a hell of a lot more than that to make us believe they shit a ****
They won’t change anything to Franchise. They are treating Face of the Franchise like when MUT first started up. They are going to put all their time and effort into that, even though Franchise is the most played mode
Jason Janssen mut has far more users
MUT lost its appeal when they started allowing you to upgrade players. It was almost perfect in Madden 25 besides the steep prices.
Otherwise they (EA) will blame the hardware being maxed out on current gen consoles & make zero changes this year .
Actions speak louder than words! Im not holding my breath. Franchise mode has had no changes or improvements since Madden 13!
Philip Balestriere Jr preach 110% correct !!!
Philip Balestriere Jr honestly they taken away parts of franchise since ‘08
Philip Balestriere Jr they need put create your own stadium back in if u relocate or rebuild
Richard Daniel Perez Jr. Play builder too!!!
Richard Daniel Perez Jr. They need to put back everything they had in Madden 07
Ron Cogdill yeah
Hunter Meher believe it when i see it. franchise could hands down be the best mode if they actually cared for it
Zach Boles imagine that ?