EA has confirmed that this year’s Madden will be called Madden NFL 25. The name comes as a celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary and confirms a tease that EA sent out yesterday.
“There’s no better way to celebrate and mark the culmination of 25 years of innovation than by naming this year’s game Madden NFL 25,” said EA Sports general manager of American football Cam Weber. “This year’s game will push the boundaries with gameplay and feature innovations that will lay a very strong foundation for the next 25 years of this storied franchise.”
EA has also revealed that the American football series has sold roughly 99m units, which translates to a lifetime revenue of $3.7bn.
The original John Madden Football was released back in 1988 on personal computers, and the NFL license was picked up for the series with Madden 94.
Fans will be able to vote for the cover of Madden NFL 25 based on a bracket of 32 “all-time NFL greats” versus 32 modern day NFL players. Voting will begin on March 11th on ESPN.
Madden NFL 25 will hit stores on August 27th.
Not quite sure about the "innovations." But exciting news nonetheless, for me at least.
I just hope Dan Marino is a vote option. Though I am betting Joe Montana will win. I still stand by that Dan Marino is and will always be better than Montana. He just never had a good defense, nor a Jerry Rice type player, yet still hosed defenses.