E3 Third Party

Madden 17 Announces New Modes for Franchise, Sets Eyes on Esports

While Madden 17 may not be the big draw that some of the other titles EA announced were, there is still news to be shared about the upcoming football game. According to the developers of the series, Franchise mode will be getting some new features, including one called “Play the Moments”, which allows players to experience just the important moments of the game, while the rest of it is simmed. Throwing you into critical moments such as game-winning drives or vital third downs, the mode is meant to shorten the game and allow players to play more in one sitting.

There will be other new additions as well, including letting users gameplan their strategies for specific opponents. More information can be found below:

This year, Franchise introduces Play the Moments, the fastest way to play Madden NFL. Play the Moments allows fans to experience the important milestones in each game while simulating the rest of the matchup. Players will be invited to jump in at critical moments such as red zone drives, vital third downs, game-winning drives and more, offering the chance to prove your mettle in clutch situations. The shortened games allow Franchise players to take their team all the way from opening day to the Super Bowl in just a weekend, maximizing the fun along the way. Of course, those who want to experience the game from kickoff to final whistle can turn off Play the Moments, or opt to jump in and out of moments as they wish throughout the game.

Off the field, players will be able to utilize new Franchise gameplanning to tailor their strategy to amplify their team’s strengths and attack their opponent’s weaknesses, complete with in-game boosts. New Big Decisions also surface important personnel decisions such as bringing players back from injury, signing free agents, negotiating new contracts and more. In addition to all this, Madden NFL 17 on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 also features top community requests like practice squads, full player editing and a dynamic score ticker.

Also announced at the end of Maddens time on stage was the addition of new competitive modes. Challenge, Premier (which are large-scale events that will be hosted by partners), and EA Majors (global events that feature large prizes) were all shown off in an effort to push Madden into the esports scene. Expect more news from the football franchise as the week continues.