What’s next for Madden?

The franchise launches on Apple II computers. The same game was improved and released on MS-DOS and Commodore 64/128 computers in 1989 - courtesy SI Online
The franchise launches on Apple II computers. The same game was improved and released on MS-DOS and Commodore 64/128 computers in 1989 – courtesy SI Online

Rob Gronkowski, the unofficial King of partying, is on this year’s cover of Madden NFL 17. With him comes more gameplay enhancements and presentation changes. One of the most interesting changes coming to the game is the dynamic broadcasting. With the new team of Charles Davis and Brandon Gaudin, EA Tiburon is looking to make the commentary much more realistic by recording new lines weekly. They will highlight news within the real world whether it be trade rumors or contract negotiations. In addition to commentary, Madden will also feature a new set of cameras, including the much beloved pylon cam. These two improvements are key to making the game more authentic to the true experience. The gameplay side will see the refining of zone defense concepts, which often gave players plenty of problems. The running game has been completely overhauled with a fresh take on skill moves. No longer will big backs spin right around you, nor will smaller ones run you over. This year’s installment seems to be full of promise. Building off of 16’s spectacular showing, will we see an even better Madden this time around?

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