MADDEN 21 FRANCHISE MODE UPDATES

Per EA’s blog post, the updates coming to franchise mode are as follows:

It’s been a few weeks since the last blog and we want to share our timing and plans for the first of three planned franchise mode updates for Madden NFL 21.

As we mentioned in our last update, this work requires a lot of planning and careful implementation. However, before we get into the specifics of the update, we want to let you know that our goal is to ensure all planned updates made to franchise mode this year will not require you to restart a franchise to have access to additions made to the mode.

We have been listening to your feedback and are targeting mid-November for the first of the three planned post launch franchise updates, which will address community requests including:

  1. X-Factor/Superstar Ability Customization: This highly requested feature by the community allows commissioners to assign X-Factors to any player via the edit player feature. Once a player has met the criteria to unlock an X-Factor ability, commissioners will be able to edit their player’s Superstar abilities and Superstar X-Factor ability by selecting from those available within his position group. Users will have control over this functionality in both offline and online Franchises.

  2. Player Card Career Stats UI: A top community request for several years now, the team is revamping the statistics on the player card to include more context in season stats, like week, opponent, and outcome, while also providing what team the player was on for every year of their career.

  3. Dev Trait Regression Tuning: The team is doing tuning work to player development traits in Franchise mode to ensure a proper balance of Superstar and X-Factor players when progressing multiple years in a Franchise.

  4. Playoff Bracket: A visual playoff bracket will be added into the game that reflects the new Wild Card format, allowing users to see the full playoff picture.

As always, thank you for your passion and feedback for Madden NFL. As we’re working through implementation on these things, things on this list might change. And, we look forward to sharing a firm day with you for the title update once we have it.

Do you think EA has done enough to appease unhappy fans and customers? Are you going to try out franchise mode in Madden 21?


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