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Madden NFL 25 News Post


EA SPORTS has officially announced Madden NFL 25, launching on August 27. This year’s game will feature the Madden NFL 25 name when it launches in August, plus a new fan Cover Vote will pit the NFL’s greatest legends against today’s hottest stars.

“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 Cam Weber, General Manager of American Football for EA SPORTS. “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.”

The past and the future collide in the newest Madden NFL Cover Vote across ESPN platforms and SportsNation, which will see the old school take on the new school for the historically-significant cover. A bracket of 32 all-time NFL greats will go head-to-head against one another, as will 32 modern NFL superstars, with the winners of each bracket facing off in the final round.

Voting will start on Monday, March 11 on ESPN.com/MaddenVote, and fans can tune into a special edition of SportsNation at 6:00pm EST on ESPN2 for the live unveil of the brackets. Last year, fans cast 20 million votes to name Calvin Johnson, Jr. as the cover athlete of Madden NFL 13 during a special reveal show of SportsNation live from Times Square in New York City.

“It’s great to be back with another year of the award-winning Madden NFL Cover Vote for a brand-new game that will be the deepest and most innovative in the history of the franchise when it launches in August,” said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Director of Marketing at EA SPORTS. “This year we’re posing the ultimate question of who’s more deserving; one of the NFL’s all-time greats or one of today’s hottest players?”

“This is the third consecutive year EA SPORTS and ESPN have collaborated on the Madden NFL Cover Vote in its current iteration,” added Raphael Poplock, Vice President of Games and Partnerships for ESPN. “Each year has brought record-setting results as NFL fans come out in droves to support their favorite players and teams, and by going big this year with legends facing off against the league’s current leaders, needless to say it will be an interesting vote with much debate and discussion.”

SportsNation is built around social engagement and topics our young audience cares about, so the Madden NFL Cover Vote is a great fit for us, “said Jamie Horowitz, Vice President of Original Programming and Production for ESPN. “Our new host, Marcellus Wiley, played with the old school guys and Charissa Thompson is a new school fan, so I expect them to find fun ways to push this vote in social and on TV.”

Embraced by fans and honored by critics for 25 years, Madden NFL is known as the NFL’s “33rd Franchise” due to its authentic gameplay, the development team’s unparalleled access to NFL resources and its prominent place in NFL culture. Since its beginning as “John Madden Football,” the franchise has sold through approximately 99 million units and generated more than $3.7 billion in net revenue.

Madden NFL 25 will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $59.99. To learn more about Madden NFL 25, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl. Fans are also invited to become a Madden Insider for exclusive information on Facebook including the latest news, original content and more for Madden NFL 25.

What do you all think of the naming convention change this year?

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# 1 The GIGGAS @ 02/01/13 11:28 AM
I think it's a ridiculous name. There's got to be a better way to commemorate the anniversary. Why not take some cue from the traditional anniversary gifts and call it Madden NFL Silver?
 
# 2 chicago23 @ 02/01/13 11:29 AM
For the 25th. anniversary of the game, this change in naming convention is appropriate, as this edition of the game should stand out from the others (especially when this is the last edition for the current console generation). I hope that EA takes the opportunity to use this as an homage to the Madden series in general.

This also gives EA the opportunity to start anew in 2014 with the new consoles, and they could simply name that game Madden NFL 2014 (or 14) to restart the cycle.
 
# 3 Gotmadskillzson @ 02/01/13 11:32 AM
Don't care about cover votes, who is on the cover or what they call the game. They can call it football with no picture at all and I would be happy as long as the game play was good & all aspects of the game of football was represented. When it comes to video games, I don't ever pay attention to the cover or the back of the box.

To be quite honest, I'm more interested in Madden 15 and the 15 version of all sports really on the next gen consoles, since I know this year will be nothing more then a port for next gen consoles.
 
# 4 BaylorBearBryant @ 02/01/13 11:37 AM
Hopefully there's 12 years worth of upgrades in it.
 
# 5 tfctillidie @ 02/01/13 11:42 AM
Madden XXV

That would have been my choice.
 
# 6 azdawgpound @ 02/01/13 11:46 AM
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.”


hopefully with this statement they actually fix all gameplay issues thats been in the previous yrs since the ps2 day's. that way when they move to the ps4 and xbox 720 that will all be worked out and not still be a beta tested version for new system's.
 
# 7 bwburke94 @ 02/01/13 12:02 PM
So... what happens in 11/12 years?
 
# 8 JerzeyReign @ 02/01/13 12:11 PM
I promise I thought this was a troll thread lol.
 
# 9 PantherBeast_OS @ 02/01/13 12:32 PM
I could careless about the name of the game. I just really want to see the Madden crew finally fix these issues with gameplay and CCM. If they would finally fix these problems that are still haunting Madden after all these years. I would be one happy camper.
 
# 10 Gleebo @ 02/01/13 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by BaylorBearBryant
Hopefully there's 12 years worth of upgrades in it.
Nice +1

I dont know whyEA continues to throw money at an athlete to be cover boy, or even at Madden for use of the name( that I understand more)...They made it that there is no competetion but they still overspend on marketing, put that investment toward development...or cur the damn price to $49.99
 
# 11 RandyBass @ 02/01/13 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 55
This is the worst football game I ever played. When you buy a game like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup!
 
# 12 spacefunk @ 02/01/13 01:00 PM
"Madden NFL 25! New name, same crap! But with authentic referees! Preorder now, schmucks!"
 
# 13 iamgramps @ 02/01/13 01:04 PM
The name change appears to be more about marketing. To the casual madden gamer, the name change equates to innovation; something fresh and new. Either way, I'm looking forward to the future of the game.
 
# 14 Segagendude @ 02/01/13 01:13 PM
Tack on another 10 bucks to the price for the name alone...
 
# 15 jpdavis82 @ 02/01/13 01:20 PM
“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.” Cam Weber 2/1/13

IT BETTER!
 
# 16 TDKing @ 02/01/13 01:26 PM
I wonder if John Madden will be one the legends for the cover voting? He'd get my vote!
 
# 17 SageInfinite @ 02/01/13 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by JerzeyReign
I promise I thought this was a troll thread lol.
Your avatar is just awesome .

Anyway they say the same thing every year. Most innovative, most advanced gameplay, blah blah friggin' blah. I'll wait to see what Madden 16 has to offer or whatever it's going to be called once they get a little bit of a grip on the new consoles. I like the name change, but at the same time it's kinda dumb. I do think they should do it like the superbowl though with the roman numerals.

Also I agree they need to kill all the over the top marketing they do for this game. The game damn near sells itself! There's no comp! All you honestly have to do is tell people the release date, lol. That's all alot of people, especially casuals, care about anyway. I don't know how many times I've been in a game store or talking with people and all they ask is when is the new madden coming out? That's all they care about. They get the release date and go buy it. IMO it's just wasted time with all this cover vote and cover athlete stuff.

I understand promoting your product and putting it out there, but they really go all out for such a sub-par product. I guess they have to since they don't have a great product to begin with. They have to live off the license and the legacy, not the quality.
 
# 18 StL_RamZ @ 02/01/13 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jpdavis82
“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.” Cam Weber 2/1/13

IT BETTER!
dont they say this every year but just in a different way
 
# 19 jpdavis82 @ 02/01/13 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SageInfinite
Your avatar is just awesome .

Anyway they say the same thing every year. Most innovative, most advanced gameplay, blah blah friggin' blah. I'll wait to see what Madden 16 has to offer or whatever it's going to be called once they get a little bit of a grip on the new consoles. I like the name change, but at the same time it's kinda dumb. I do think they should do it like the superbowl though with the roman numerals.
Yeah Madden NFL XXV is my vote too.
 
# 20 stp2081 @ 02/01/13 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MMChrisS

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“It’s great to be back with another year of the award-winning Madden NFL Cover Vote for a brand-new game that will be the deepest and most innovative in the history of the franchise when it launches in August,” said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Director of Marketing at EA SPORTS.

What do you all think of the naming convention change this year?
It's telling that EA's opening volley on this new iteration of Madden is what to call it/whom to show on the cover. They could of course focus on telling us what exactly is going to constitute "the deepest and most innovative" features of the game, but that likely wouldn't please marketing.
 

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