Sources: EA Is Pleased With Madden NFL 24, But Considering Changes
EA Sports Madden NFL 24 has been out for a month, and it’s received mixed responses both critically and by players.
The game’s additions like Superstar Mode and mini-games have been well received, for the most part, but continued issues from past installments have plagued Madden NFL 24. That’s led to meetings at EA about what exactly to do for the future of the franchise.
According to multiple sources close to the matter, EA is pleased with the direction the franchise is going in. They point to Superstar Mode as a mode to put a major focus on moving forward.
“What players got this year with superstar is just the beginning of what’s planned,” a source says. “EA has years of plans outlined and in active development to grow the mode.“
That said, EA is still considering making changes within the Madden NFL team. From bugs with the draft classes in franchise mode that still haven’t been fully fixed to freezes both in-game and in the menu screens, it seems that simple quality-of-life issues remain prevalent in the game.
“The team sees the effort that was put in for this year, but there are still a number of small mistakes that should’ve been addressed that seemingly weren’t,” one source said. “It’s oversights like that that make some think it might be time for a change or two.”
To what extent those changes around Madden NFL could be wasn’t known. One source, however, did say that “everything is on the table right now”.
Internally, EA viewed this year’s game as a “make or break” release after years of clear frustration and negative feedback from its community. Sources at the time told Insider Gaming that sales alone weren’t going to make the game a success for some within the company.
Madden NFL 24 was the best-selling game for August despite being released later in the month. It was also the sixth-best-selling game for 2023 as of August 26.
Insider Gaming has reached out to EA Sports multiple times for public comment on the response to the game. As of publishing, however, a response has yet to be received.