Naturally today's EA conference shone a bit of the spotlight on the upcoming release of Madden 17. During this time EA focused on upcoming changes to the long-standing Franchise Mode. This year introduces "Play the Moments", which allows players to simulate games up to important moments, like red-zone drives and important third-down plays. The idea being that this will allow players to enjoy the important moments, and zip through a full season with limited time.
For more details, the full press release is attached below. Also check out the new E3 trailer, embedded below as well.
Madden 17 EA Play trailer:
Today at EA PLAY Electronic Arts Inc. officially released full details on the improvements to Franchise in Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This year’s edition offers even more depth, while still managing to streamline the experience and make both the on-field and off-field experience even more seamless and fun. Today also marked the debut of a brand-new Madden NFL 17 trailer at EA PLAY to get fans excited for the upcoming football season.
This year, Franchise introduces Play the Moments, the fastest way to play Madden NFL. Play the Moments allows fans to experience the important milestones in each game while simulating the rest of the matchup. Players will be invited to jump in at critical moments such as red zone drives, vital third downs, game-winning drives and more, offering the chance to prove your mettle in clutch situations. The shortened games allow Franchise players to take their team all the way from opening day to the Super Bowl in just a weekend, maximizing the fun along the way. Of course, those who want to experience the game from kickoff to final whistle can turn off Play the Moments, or opt to jump in and out of moments as they wish throughout the game.
Off the field, players will be able to utilize new Franchise game planning to tailor their strategy to amplify their team’s strengths and attack their opponent’s weaknesses, complete with in-game boosts. New Big Decisions also surface important personnel decisions such as bringing players back from injury, signing free agents, negotiating new contracts and more. In addition to all this, Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 also features top community requests like practice squads, full player editing and a dynamic score ticker.
The Madden NFL 17 Franchise news comes on the heels of details about the franchise’s most balanced gameplay to date, as well as the addition of the brand-new commentary team of Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis.
EA Access* members can try Madden NFL 17 before it’s released for a limited time as part of a Play First Trial, only on Xbox One.