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A few weeks ago, Electronic Arts surprised all sports fans with the formal reveal of FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21, the new editions of its annual sports franchises. However, the new additions to the Franchise and Classic Franchise modes will recently be unveiled and fans were unhappy with the improvements.
Recently, Electronic Arts published through its official page some improvements that will come to Madden NFL 21, especially to the Franchise modes. Face of the Franchise mode is a kind of story mode in which you can take control of a character whose sports adventure will take place from high school to the hall of fame.
In case you missed it: Madden NFL 21 will have exclusive upgrades on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Highlights for Classic Franchise mode include the addition of X-Factors. Nothing was said about it, but more information is expected soon. What was defined is that the Wild Card Playoff round will be expanded to have 3 games in each conference instead of 2, just like in real sport.
To the above will be added several readjustments, especially one related to the skills in favor of the effectiveness and authenticity of the archetype, updates of all rookie contracts to provide them with more authenticity and minor fixes.
Fans were not satisfied with the additions
As this is a new game in the franchise, fans did not agree with these improvements, believing that there are very few to such an extent that they make all this feel more like an update than a new game.
Because of this, fans raised their voices via social media with the hashtag #FixMaddenFranchise (fix the Madden franchise) and shared their criticism in order for Electronic Arts to hear them. Among the most popular are those of fans who mention that Franchise mode has been an unimproved product in recent years. Many refer to these enhancements as patches rather than willing to pay for little more than an updated player roster.
The developer has been watching for fan feedback and communicated via video a message from game executive producer Seann Graddy. In it, the developer claims that the Franchise community is important to them and they said they were aware that players are asking for more.
Graddy mentioned that they did not share many details, but assured that the development team is working on plans for Franchise and that they hope to share more information in the form of updates on it before the game is released.
An update from Executive Producer Seann Graddy pic.twitter.com/RFpco0KNH1
– Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) July 2, 2020
Madden NFL fans have doubts about the new installment
However, some critics point out that this disagreement already has time, so they think that this time it will happen the same and many have a reluctant position and affirm that they want to wait to see if the answer will be reflected in the game.
The next update of the Gridiron Notes will be published next Tuesday, July 14, so it is expected that more will be said about the feedback in that space.
And you, what do you think about the additions that will be made to Madden NFL 21? What would you like to see added in the new installment? Tell us in the comments.
The new installment of football will feature some new gameplay mechanics that will offer one more tactical layer in games. If you plan to buy a next generation console, you should know that if you acquire the title on current consoles you can play it at no additional cost on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but you must get it before a certain date.
Madden NFL 21 will go on sale August 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It is expected that it will also arrive at some point this year to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. You can find more news related to it by visiting its tab.
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