I believe the foundation of Madden is basically broken

  • I believe the foundation of Madden is basically broken. They've had to Madden 21 coins start from scratch the last 2 console generation bumps (PS2/XB->PS3/360->PS4/X1) since the hardware structure changed radically each time and they just have not managed to catch up because the annual release cycle means that they obviously do not have enough opportunity to exercise the underlying issues. Also I'm not holding out any hope for the next gen. PS5/Series X are just stronger versions of the PS4 Guru and 1X, they have got the same CPU architecture so that it'll be the same broken game but with perhaps a few better visuals. I appear to recall reading an article or two on how the Frostbite engine has generated some huge issues for both FIFA and Madden (I think FIFA is using it too?) , particularly when it comes to physics. Long story short, my understanding is Frostbite is very good for FPS (which is what it was designed for) but has been just terrible for athletics or really anything apart from FPS.

    On the 1 hand, I get it, it does help enhance development and can save costs in the long term. I wonder whether the issue is actually the engine, or the legacy code that's been sprinkled across multiple motors. A sports game constructed on Frostbite from the start would need to be better. Here's a post that talks about overall problems with Frostbite from various EA studios that aren't doing FPS, appears like a lot (obviously) got lost in translation from lookup motor to Frostbite to your sport games using itand while visuals enhanced, physics got much worse.

    Players: What about a production suite for growth teams or just like a news around up as you see at NCAA dynasty? Truly and completely pathetic. Months and months to get something set in and we get 3 measly little things that should have already been in the sport. All these motherfuckers need to lose the exclusivity license and there has to be competition. I would not take the entire ability to make NFL games away as that would make a second monopoly for 2K. They need to struggle to create great fucking games. Madden 21 is beyond saving. Theres no way they could salvage this game as any necessary franchise overhauls aren't likely to be addable in the middle of the cycle.

    Adding little bite-size updates two months from cheap Madden nfl 21 coins today does not excuse the fact that franchise got absolutely nothing at launch. So anyone saying"youll never be fulfilled!" Is being dishonest. This sport honestly needs to be torn apart and completely rebuilt from the ground up but that would imply EA would actually need to take time off from their annual releases and really put some serious effort into making the game.