EA Sports Addresses Madden 21 Franchise Commitments

Madden 21 Franchise Mode

Fans got a first glimpse of what Madden 21 and their team are focused on when working on improving their franchise mode. Madden’s Gridiron Notes was released Tuesday where they tackled their franchise team and their commitments to franchise mode in the next two games.

This stems from the #fixmaddenfranchise movement that occurred on social media in June. Fans expressed their anger in the lack of changes being made to franchise mode in Madden 21 when only some updates were made. The Madden team released a video in early July making a commitment to fans to make additions to franchise mode.

Madden Franchise Mode Commitments

A list of commitments to changes made to Madden’s franchise mode was typed out in Gridiron Notes. They separated the list by what they will work on post-launch of Madden 21 and Madden 22.

Madden 21 Post Launch

The team will look to improve the progression and regression of players throughout their careers. Core players would improve their progression in the future including X-Factors and other abilities for older players to work with rookies. X-Factor and superstar abilities will be customizable for all players.

Franchise mode will see updates to career stats to show players’ historical performances and see how they have progressed. Trade logic will improve and a new retirement UI will give players better insight into the retirements each season. The team will also improve the presentations of the playoffs and Super Bowl. Playoffs will include an authentic playoff bracket screen to stay up to date on its progress.

The commissioner tools will be looked at to add more features. Commissioners could undo transactions, reduce friction, and control over all player movements. The ability to approve trades will be looked at for commissioners. Commissioners would have the ability to reset a game in case it disconnects.

Early Madden 22 Plans

While they mentioned that it is early in the process, there are multiple areas they are looking to work on and expand including:

  • Coaching and staff management
  • Scouting improvements
  • New scenario engine enhancements
  • New team chemistry system
  • Commissioner Tools improvements
  • More Content – Examples: Relocation/Branding Assets for Franchise – New uniforms, names, and logos to relocation options for more variety and depth in deeper careers.

For more on Madden 21 Gridiron Notes, gamers can click on the link to read more.


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