Madden NFL has been delighting thousands and thousands of soccer followers yr in and yr out for 3 a long time now – and it is no shock that one other version is on the horizon for 2018.
As anticipated, Madden NFL 19 will ship later this yr, delivering a brand new entry stuffed with tweaks and upgrades each massive and small. EA Sports activities has introduced just a few of those options thus far, however they will be rolling out extra data across the time of E3 in June and certainly thereafter too.
Cannot wait to get your arms on the subsequent Madden? This is every little thing we find out about Madden NFL 19 and when it is popping out, in addition to what we hope to see from it.
Minimize to the chase
- What’s it? The most recent entry in EA Sports activities’ long-running soccer simulation collection
- When can I play it? August 10, 2018
- What can I play it on? PlayStation four or Xbox One
Madden NFL 19 launch date
Madden NFL 19 will launch on August 10, 2018 for each PlayStation four and Xbox One. Along with the usual version of the sport, EA Sports activities will launch a particular Madden NFL 19: Corridor of Fame Version that allows you to select between Elite Legends gamers Terrell Owens (additionally the Corridor of Fame version cowl athlete), Brian Urlacher, Rod Woodson, Dan Marino, or Terrell Davis on your Madden Final Group.
The Corridor of Fame Version additionally contains an additional coaching pack, seven extra Gold Group fantasy packs, two customized Final Group uniforms, and the yet-to-be-announced customary version cowl athlete on your Final Group roster. Lastly, you’ll begin enjoying three days early, on August 7, for those who pre-order the Corridor of Fame Version.
In the meantime, EA Entry subscribers on Xbox One will have the ability to entry the sport on August 2.
Madden NFL 19 information and rumors
EA Sports activities has teased enhancements to the way in which you play Madden, promising “extra management and responsiveness” together with “recent gameplay ideas.” Sadly, that is all they’re saying on that entrance for now. Madden NFL 18 was already a really in-depth simulation that allowed for loads of management over groups and gamers, however die-hard Madden rivals are all the time on the lookout for an additional edge to assist them dominate on the gridiron.
Actual Participant Movement
After debuting in FIFA 18 final yr, EA Sports activities will implement Actual Participant Movement know-how in Madden NFL 19. What does that imply? Properly, it seems like we’ll see a better emphasis on practical participant animation in all phases of the sport, which won’t solely look extra practical however doubtlessly additionally affect the way in which you play the sport.
For instance, EA says that as ball carriers, gamers will have the ability to push blockers forward of them to achieve further yards moderately than attempt to sneak round them—and you’ll zoom down the sector and cease on a dime to chop by means of defenders. We’ll should see how a lot of an affect these tweaks have on the sport, however certainly the newly-enhanced landing celebrations shall be a enjoyable improve.
Final Group tweaks
The cardboard-driven Madden Final Group mode has turn into the franchise’s core draw for a lot of gamers, and it is the mode used within the official Madden Final League esports league.
This yr’s version guarantees extra NFL legends within the combine, together with Corridor of Fame Version cowl star Terrell Owens, together with a brand new type of development system. Moreover, Solo Challenges shall be accessible, alongside a brand new MUT Solo Battles mode that gives distinctive rewards by way of a leaderboard system.
Expanded Related Franchise
Followers have been asking for giant Related Franchise mode enhancements after little change in final yr’s sport, and EA Sports activities appears set to ship on that. The official Madden NFL 19 web site says that the mode will present “unparalleled management” over groups.
In line with EA, you’ll select your offensive and defensive schemes in each single-player and on-line seasons, plus a revamped development system enables you to attempt to make a giant push now or construct in direction of future franchise success. In the meantime, a Customized Draft Class Creator—a fan-requested function, says EA—may also we added on this yr’s sport.
Frostbite goes additional
Madden NFL 18 launched EA’s highly effective Frostbite sport engine for the primary time, and the variations had been instantly apparent: the sport each appeared and felt far more fluid, and that was simply the primary yr of its inclusion.
Now EA Sports activities says that Madden NFL 19 will “flex extra of the Frostbite muscle” to ship “broadcast-quality graphics” throughout video games. The preliminary screenshots look good, after all, however we wish to see some precise gameplay footage. We’ll be excited to see how nice it seems to be on the Xbox One X and PlayStation four Professional, particularly.
A brand new course?
In Could, Madden inventive director Max Dickson departed Tiburon after six years within the position, claiming that it was a mutual determination between himself and different staff management. As a part of that transfer, he instructed that it will “[give] the staff, the group and the Madden franchise an opportunity for a brand new course.”
Time to verify the rumors. I’ve left EA Tiburon and the Madden staff. Assertion under. pic.twitter.com/4eiJlrkxUUMay 3, 2018
Granted, that was three months earlier than Madden NFL 19’s launch, so it is unlikely that we’ll see main adjustments within the combine. Nonetheless, it will be attention-grabbing to see if the ultimate product feels prefer it has a distinct tone from earlier entries, or if we’re possible wanting nonetheless waiting for extra substantial adjustments sooner or later as soon as the brand new management will get began on the subsequent entry.
What we wish to see from Madden NFL 19
A Change model
The Nintendo Change is a sensation, and third-party builders that had cooled off on the Wii U have been coming again into the fold. On condition that, why is not there a Nintendo Change model of Madden on the desk?
EA Sports activities launched FIFA 18 for Change final yr to strong critiques, though the shortage of some options made it appear a lot inferior to the PS4 and Xbox One editions. Hopefully EA will reveal an incoming Change model of Madden NFL 19 within the coming months—and debut a Change version that has function parity with the others.
Customized MUT playbooks
The Madden Final Group mode enables you to construct a dream staff utilizing a mixture of gamers from completely different groups… so why does not it allow you to do the identical with the playbook? Informal gamers may not care sufficient to combine and match, however die-hard fans would cherish the power to construct up their very own customized units of performs. That might actually assist elevate Final Group mode.
Madden NFL 18 launched the Longshot story mode, letting you information an NFL prospect from a baby to a highschool and school participant, all earlier than ending up on the massive stage. For a primary effort, it was really fairly nice—compelling, unexpectedly emotional, and positively value experiencing not less than as soon as.
EA Sports activities hasn’t introduced its return for Madden NFL 19, however seeing as FIFA’s story mode has appeared in its final two entries, we’re hopeful for an additional Madden narrative expertise. We might prefer to see a bit extra flexibility and customization within the combine, and hopefully extra replay worth because of this—however even one thing with the identical tight scope as Longshot can be nice.