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Madden NFL 19 Coming to PC For Origin Access Premier Members This Summer

It’s been over a decade since we’ve seen Madden on the PC. During the EA Play press conference today, EA revealed that Madden NFL 19 is coming to the PC, with an Origin Access Premier subscription.

Origin Access Premier is a new tier of our PC gaming membership that gets you new games like Battlefield V, FIFA 19, Madden NFL 19, and Anthem before launch. No trial, no waiting, just play. Plus, dive into over 100 PC titles whenever you want, as long as you’re a Premier member – that means great EA games and titles from our partners like Batman: Arkham Asylum, INSIDE, The Witness, and more. Then save 10% on other Origin digital purchases like Ultimate Team content.

EA plans to launch Origin Access Premier this summer. According to Polygon, the service will cost $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

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  1. CM Hooe
    Goodbye forever, consoles.

    I'm sitting here trying to figure out which one I'm going to get rid of. LOL. I need a ps4 for The Show and I love the X1 for non sports gaming reasons.
    The problem is the three of the four games I play the most are now on PC and 1 of them can be heavily modded. The others hopefully will in the future.
    aholbert32
    WOW.
    If the modding community can do somethings, I may go buy a gaming PC.

    At one point things looked bleak modding Frostbite, but the Battlefield and FIFA communities have made some good progress in recent months.
    bad_philanthropy
    At one point things looked bleak modding Frostbite, but the Battlefield and FIFA communities have made some good progress in recent months.

    Thats why I may wait until '20 before I buy it. I didnt like hearing that patches disabled mods in FIFA.
    I caught the very end of that video....is it REALLY coming to PC or is it just a part of some streaming-only service like PSNow? I couldn't tell.
    aholbert32
    Thats why I may wait until '20 before I buy it. I didnt like hearing that patches disabled mods in FIFA.

    Additionally, EA hasn't treated FIFA on PC very well. Among several issues with online play and cheating, they simply don't update the EAFC Catalogue, and so there are no boot and gear upgrades like on consoles. Which is minor sure, but it's frustrating to not have access to those little flourishes for no apparent reason.
    mva5580
    I caught the very end of that video....is it REALLY coming to PC or is it just a part of some streaming-only service like PSNow? I couldn't tell.

    no it is very real and if you own and xbox x or xbox one you'll get it free for which every platform you choose thats automatic with all microsoft games now. i wish i had a pc becuase i know the heat thats finna come, im very happy for the community its been a long wait.
    bad_philanthropy
    Additionally, EA hasn't treated FIFA on PC very well. Among several issues with online play and cheating, they simply don't update the EAFC Catalogue, and so there are no boot and gear upgrades like on consoles. Which is minor sure, but it's frustrating to not have access to those little flourishes for no apparent reason.

    Thats another concern. Its also a concern for NBA 2k too because the patches come to the consoles first and the pc later. Online play isnt a concern for me but if it isnt easy to mod the game, I'll stick with the consoles.
    StormsWarning
    no it is very real and if you own and xbox x or xbox one you'll get it free for which every platform you choose thats automatic with all microsoft games now. i wish i had a pc becuase i know the heat thats finna come, im very happy for the community its been a long wait.

    For real? So if I buy the game on PC, I get the game for free on the one?
    Another community request ( Madden PC) makes its way to Madden19. It’s not the last one we will see either, a lot of people are going to be happy this year.
    So you don't HAVE to be subscribed to this Origin Access Premier to be able to play Madden, right? It's just a subscription service they offer which gives you the perk of being able to play it early, yes?
    StormsWarning
    no it is very real and if you own and xbox x or xbox one you'll get it free for which every platform you choose thats automatic with all microsoft games now. i wish i had a pc becuase i know the heat thats finna come, im very happy for the community its been a long wait.

    That's not quite how it works. Microsoft have a Windows Game store on PC, which is different from the EA Origin Store. Games you buy from the Windows Game Store automatically shows up on your Xbox One. What you buy on EA Origin Store is strictly for PC only. 2 different stores.
    mva5580
    So you don't HAVE to be subscribed to this Origin Access Premier to be able to play Madden, right? It's just a subscription service they offer which gives you the perk of being able to play it early, yes?

    I really hope that's the case. It would seem dumb to spend the time to port it to PC only to give it away in the subscription only.
    aholbert32
    For real? So if I buy the game on PC, I get the game for free on the one?

    yes sir, it started with forza 7 and gears of war 4, also another very cool thing with gamepass, on xbox all microsoft exclusive games are also free as long as you have the xbox game pass, which is 10 bux a month, the library is growing btw.
    Dmarzio
    I really hope that's the case. It would seem dumb to spend the time to port it to PC only to give it away in the subscription only.

    Yeah I mean I am guessing you don't need to be subscribed to it, but I'm not making any assumptions until I hear for sure. Who really knows in this day of all these services. I just wonder because of how it was presented.
    StormsWarning
    yes sir, it started with forza 7 and gears of war 4, also another very cool thing with gamepass, on xbox all microsoft exclusive games are also free as long as you have the xbox game pass, which is 10 bux a month, the library is growing btw.

    Dude, stop.
    Yes you are accurate with MICROSOFT published games, but that doesn't apply here. If you buy Madden on PC, you don't get it on Xbox or vice versa. It ONLY applies to games directly from MS.
    ForUntoOblivionSoar∞
    No doubt EA will make it mod-proof, or nearly.

    It depends on what you are looking for. At the minimum, I would be happy with the following:
    - Easy roster editing outside of the game. (I've wanted to use one of the sim rated rosters for years but I'm not willing to wait until October to start my Franchise)
    - Edit or replace art like Fields (I hate that EA doesnt update these when a team changes them after release), shoes, gloves and uniforms.
    Gotmadskillzson
    That's not quite how it works. Microsoft have a Windows Game store on PC, which is different from the EA Origin Store. Games you buy from the Windows Game Store automatically shows up on your Xbox One. What you buy on EA Origin Store is strictly for PC only. 2 different stores.

    well yes i stand corrected i was speaking from the microsoft store aspect but if its official on the store then yes it will be free for console vice versa. which is not a far fetched idea, since they have already put it on orgin, battlefield series is on orgin acess amongest other games so i dont see why madden couldnt revert to the store either.
    aholbert32
    It depends on what you are looking for. At the minimum, I would be happy with the following:
    - Easy roster editing outside of the game. (I've wanted to use one of the sim rated rosters for years but I'm not willing to wait until October to start my Franchise)
    - Edit or replace art like Fields (I hate that EA doesnt update these when a team changes them after release), shoes, gloves and uniforms.

    Not sure what they could do about Frosty / CG file explorer or cheat engine that Fifa/BF2/Battlefield haven't already done if you can download digitally...
    Still...it's on like a mother****er
    Skyboxer
    PC is ready.. biggest question is will Madden be worth it.
    I hope so.

    Yeah, I hope Madden take advantage of multiple cores and thread processing. If they water it down for it look like consoles I would be disappointed.
    Excellent news!
    From the sounds of it, it will be available on Origin, but you can get it early with the premier pass. I really hope it does well and proves Peter Moore to be totally and completely wrong.
    Not surprised the specs are what they are, but I'll be interested to see how it actually runs. Exciting times!
    aholbert32
    It depends on what you are looking for. At the minimum, I would be happy with the following:
    - Easy roster editing outside of the game. (I've wanted to use one of the sim rated rosters for years but I'm not willing to wait until October to start my Franchise)
    - Edit or replace art like Fields (I hate that EA doesnt update these when a team changes them after release), shoes, gloves and uniforms.

    At this point, I don't think any of those wishes are far off past release. The tool to do this was finally released this past week for FIFA. If there are no drastically different things about Madden's structure, adapting it shouldn't take modders too long.
    This is what I'm talking about. Don't know if posting it is against ToS, and so I apologize if it is.
    https://www.moddingway.com/news/6921.html
    I want to get hyped, but I have a feeling they'll either forget about the game with updates or it'll be some stripped version compared to the console. Have no faith in EA, but hope to be proven wrong. Hope everyone buys it instead of pirating it. Needs good sales or it'll get axed again.
    As far as modding..it was possible in Mass Effect: Andromeda for PC, though i do think it using the frostbite engine does limit what can be done, but modifying graphics should be possible (if its not totally locked down).
    bad_philanthropy
    PC specs: https://www.usgamer.net/articles/madden-19-is-coming-to-pc-here-are-the-minimum-specs
    OS: Windows 7 or newer
    GPU: GTX660 or equivalent passmark
    CPU: i3-4350 or equivalent passmark
    Memory: 8GB or RAM
    HDD Space 40GB

    Thanks for the info.
    Hmm. My overclocked Radeon HD 7870 should clear the GPU minimums, but not by much. Stable 60 FPS is vital for a game like this though, so it depends on what performance they expect someone to get out of the "minimum" specs.
    I'm more concerned about the CPU though - no denying my i7 860 is dated. It's more suited to multi-threaded games, but a lot of games I'm seeing right now don't use all of its cores, so higher-powered, fewer core CPU's tend to blow past it performance-wise in a lot of games.
    Probably won't know for sure whether this will run until later.
    bcruise
    Thanks for the info.
    Hmm. My overclocked Radeon HD 7870 should clear the GPU minimums, but not by much. Stable 60 FPS is vital for a game like this though, so it depends on what performance they expect someone to get out of the "minimum" specs.
    I'm more concerned about the CPU though - no denying my i7 860 is dated. It's more suited to multi-threaded games, but a lot of games I'm seeing right now don't use all of its cores, so higher-powered, fewer core CPU's tend to blow past it performance-wise in a lot of games.
    Probably won't know for sure whether this will run until later.

    Hopefully there will be some trial of the service available so users can stress test it.
    Wow! I can't believe it. I have not played madden in 3 yrs and said I would not until they released it on PC again. Very happy with this news and excited for Madden for the first time in a loooong time.
    I never thought I'd see Madden on PC again. This gives me hope that Live might make it there too this year. If EA is bringing Madden, their biggest gun, to PC, then no sports franchise has an excuse anymore.
    Excited to see what the modders can do but more than anything I'm just happy as hell to have a football game on PC that's not a heavily modded version of something from a decade ago.
    I thought this was some sort of prank when I first saw the headline. I'm so glad it's not.
    SincerelYourz
    i don't think the origin access premier subscription is necessary; you can preorder it now through basic origin for $59.99

    Correct. You can buy it outright, or if you play a lot of EA games then access is an option. But no you don't need access to play it. Standard and Hall of Fame editions are available to pre order now.
    Steve_OS
    Just announced at EA Play. Madden NFL 19 is coming to PC on Origin Access Premier.

    https://youtu.be/nDvbMlK-CNk
    Origin Access Premier is a new tier of our PC gaming membership that gets you new games like Battlefield V, FIFA 19, Madden NFL 19, and Anthem before launch. No trial, no waiting, just play.
    Plus, dive into over 100 PC titles whenever you want, as long as you're a Premier member – that means great EA games and titles from our partners like Batman: Arkham Asylum, INSIDE, The Witness, and more. Then save 10% on other Origin digital purchases like Ultimate Team content.
    Origin Access Premier arrives on PC this summer.

    Pretty damn sad it took a decade to get another PC release. I know i should be satisfied, but it's EA and this should have never stopped being released on the PC.
    There could have been major strides made on PC by now with Madden.
    SeaTownGamer
    EA will find a way to make it mod-proof. Lol
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    The Frostbite engine alone is enough to make it tough to mod - but there will still be some decent mods here and there.
    CM Hooe
    Goodbye forever, consoles.

    If it wasn't for Playstation 3rd person exclusives...but yeah, other than that I'm done console gaming now. To be honest...other than the PS4 stuff I was done with it anyway.
    I can't wait man holy crap, I switched to gaming PC 3 years ago been loving it. I just started playing madden 17 after 4-5 years of no madden on ps4 and loving it. Can't wait. Wish NHL came back to PC as well.
    I hope this is editable. I really like creating some old rosters and old style football before the spread/pass interference world.
    I hope we have some old school playbooks in the game or we can edit them.
    Wow. That actually seems like a steal price if you get all those games full verison with no added cost.
    Edit
    Oh.. you only get the game before public release. Never mind. Makes sense now.
    Edit2
    Maybe I’m confused. Do you get the full game as long as you a subscriber? Or just until release?
    TheBleedingRed21
    Wow. That actually seems like a steal price if you get all those games full verison with no added cost.
    Edit
    Oh.. you only get the game before public release. Never mind. Makes sense now.
    Edit2
    Maybe I’m confused. Do you get the full game as long as you a subscriber? Or just until release?

    full game as long as you subscribe
    SincerelYourz
    full game as long as you subscribe

    If so.. $100 a year is absoutley a steal IMO if you buy these titles yearly.
    Polygons article was kind of confusing on their word choice if you got to play after release.
    So, what's the difference between Basic and Premier?
    Our Basic membership gets you:
    the chance to try out our new games for up to ten hours, starting five days before release, with Play First Trials
    access to The Vault, a library of games that just keeps growing all the time. Play any games that have already been added, as much as you want.
    the 10% discount in the Origin Store on full games, pre-orders, expansions, FIFA points, and more
    Premier will give you:
    full, unlimited access to our games, starting five days before they release
    That’s right, no more limited-time trials. Play the full game starting five days before launch without purchasing it separately, until you cancel your Premier membership.
    access to The Vault, a library of games that just keeps growing all the time.
    the same 10% discount in the Origin Store on full games, pre-orders, expansions, FIFA points, and more
    TheBleedingRed21
    If so.. $100 a year is absoutley a steal IMO if you buy these titles yearly.
    Polygons article was kind of confusing on their word choice if you got to play after release.

    it sure is; I wonder if NBA Live will be on origin
    August 2nd for Madden 19 on Premier? Earlier date is pretty sweet I gotta admit
    Here are the early access dates for four upcoming EA games:
    Madden NFL 19: Aug. 2 (public launch: Aug. 10)
    FIFA 19: Sept. 20 (public launch: Sept. 28)
    Battlefield 5: Oct. 11 (public launch: Oct. 19)
    Anthem: Feb. 15, 2019 (public launch: Feb. 22, 2019)
    Wait, is the Premier with full access to all the games as if you'd purchased them individually really only $100/year?
    EDIT: It seems from everything I can find it is indeed only $100 for the year. Obviously that is an inducement price and it'll change in the future, but holy crap that is a steal.
    mattjames2010
    The Frostbite engine alone is enough to make it tough to mod - but there will still be some decent mods here and there.

    Disagree
    If you saw what was out there for Fifa this year you’d have an idea. You can mod faces, tattoos, fields, shoes, uniforms, coaches, real tv network overlays and score boards, pretty much anything you want. My FIFA is almost unrecognizable compared to the vanilla out of the box version.
    Couldn’t be more excited about this. I have been modding games for about a decade now and the possibilities are mind boggling exciting. I made a ton of mods for Fifa using frosty editor and it’s actually pretty easy to use compared to back 10 years ago when I started modding 2k games.
    The one downside was the way it worked every time there was an update you hade to update the mods but I think the new editors fixed that problem.
    I didn’t think I’d ever see madden come back to PC and im thrilled.
    I am going to buy Xbox and PC version just to support the PC addition. The reps at EA need to know there is a PC community, and even if I don't play this years version on PC much, I want to support it going forward.
    binga30
    I am going to buy Xbox and PC version just to support the PC addition. The reps at EA need to know there is a PC community, and even if I don't play this years version on PC much, I want to support it going forward.

    My hope would be - and maybe not this year year - buying one or subscribing to a combination of services will essentially enable cross-buy and you'd own it on all participating platforms (so likely PC and Xbox).
    I'm hoping that we get information soon on cross-play, and if the above is possible we'd probably hear about it at MS's conference tomorrow.
    CujoMatty
    Disagree
    If you saw what was out there for Fifa this year you’d have an idea. You can mod faces, tattoos, fields, shoes, uniforms, coaches, real tv network overlays and score boards, pretty much anything you want. My FIFA is almost unrecognizable compared to the vanilla out of the box version.
    Couldn’t be more excited about this. I have been modding games for about a decade now and the possibilities are mind boggling exciting. I made a ton of mods for Fifa using frosty editor and it’s actually pretty easy to use compared to back 10 years ago when I started modding 2k games.
    The one downside was the way it worked every time there was an update you hade to update the mods but I think the new editors fixed that problem.
    I didn’t think I’d ever see madden come back to PC and im thrilled.

    Not only that, but it's made huge progress since FIFA 17 (the series' first move to Frostbite). The collaboration between player modders of Battlefield and FIFA has really paid off over the past two years, and the culmination of that work was released this week for FIFA. I think to add the talent of Madden players with modding knowledge to the effort will only push the envelope of what's possible even further. If anything, Madden's return to PC isn't coming at day zero of the figuring out of how to mod Frostbite—the modding capability is reasonably mature at this stage.
    At this point, within a few months of release, I'd expect we'll be able to:
    -modify field art
    -custom uniforms
    -custom tattoos
    -custom DB's (rosters/editing draft classes outside of the game)
    Goffs
    OH SHI...!!! MAKE IT ULTRAWIDE SUPPORT PLEASE! Time to renew my Origins subscription and cancel the console one.

    I'm with you there! Running Madden on 3440x1440 at 100Hz on an IPS panel would be AMAZING.
    bad_philanthropy
    Not only that, but it's made huge progress since FIFA 17 (the series' first move to Frostbite). The collaboration between player modders of Battlefield and FIFA has really paid off over the past two years, and the culmination of that work was released this week for FIFA. I think to add the talent of Madden players with modding knowledge to the effort will only push the envelope of what's possible even further. If anything, Madden's return to PC isn't coming at day zero of the figuring out of how to mod Frostbite—the modding capability is reasonably mature at this stage.
    At this point, within a few months of release, I'd expect we'll be able to:
    -modify field art
    -custom uniforms
    -custom tattoos
    -custom DB's (rosters/editing draft classes outside of the game)

    These little things are better than nothing, but honestly, you're mostly talking about the least problematic things in Madden. Tattoos, field, uniforms are secondary to the things that actually need to be fixed.
    I think when people think of modding, they think there will be animation/physic changes, probably due to how open something like Skyrim/Fallout is, but I don't think that will be possible with the Frostbite engine.
    As I said, this is obviously better than nothing and EA should have provided PC support since 08, but I don't think the modding scene will explode until EA allows more mod support for the engine.
    CujoMatty
    Disagree
    If you saw what was out there for Fifa this year you’d have an idea. You can mod faces, tattoos, fields, shoes, uniforms, coaches, real tv network overlays and score boards, pretty much anything you want. My FIFA is almost unrecognizable compared to the vanilla out of the box version.
    Couldn’t be more excited about this. I have been modding games for about a decade now and the possibilities are mind boggling exciting. I made a ton of mods for Fifa using frosty editor and it’s actually pretty easy to use compared to back 10 years ago when I started modding 2k games.
    The one downside was the way it worked every time there was an update you hade to update the mods but I think the new editors fixed that problem.
    I didn’t think I’d ever see madden come back to PC and im thrilled.

    Are you going to be active in modding Madden 19? Would love to get some accurate tattoos and
    update some equipment. Do u think mouthguards are finally possible?
    bcruise
    For once, I am very, very happy to be wrong.
    Now the burning question of whether my aging PC will be able to run it...
    Haha yeah I'm gladly eating my words
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    reverend_heat
    Are you going to be active in modding Madden 19? Would love to get some accurate tattoos and
    update some equipment. Do u think mouthguards are finally possible?

    Oh ya 100% I was doing a bunch of modding for Fifa and I don’t even really like soccer that much haha.
    Mouth guards will require 3D modeling and that’s a way different beast that people aren’t really doing with frostbite as far as I know. Changing textures on 3D models is what most modders are doing.
    Tattoos will be one of the first things I do
    wow I cant believe it. just totally stunned. cant wait to see whats possible with modding. if its anything like what you can do on Madden 08 then this will change the game forever. I use so many mods on there. buckle up!!!
    adembroski
    Where all the old Football-Freaks peeps at? Gommo, Nza, etc..

    Nza posts here from time to time, now all we need is Struttdaddy rosters and a way we go.
    The Lobby will be different you will be able to play pier to pier
    the online leagues will be awesome there will be a lot of web sites created because of this to support online leagues and to be able to track stats
    and communicate with other madden gamers so no more cheese play
    this is awesome news no matter what thanks god my pc is awesome lol and 4k ready i will hook my pc up to my hdr 65 inch at 4k and it will look amazing
    if you are abble to mod the game like the 2k series it will make for a huge community and give the game great replay value i am going to buy it before it is released and thanks ea for giving back to the gammers i want nhl next
    Online franchise to be back on the PC as well, right? The last time I remember it being on Madden was in 2001. I was in so many online franchises, commish of two of them, lol. That's crazy to think of.
    Holy shit, I was honestly expecting to pay $199 for the year, and willing to do it.  $99 a year is a fucking steal.
    EA has always got big props for EA Access/Origin Access but this takes it to a whole new level, really impressed. 
    Fifa + Madden you save almost 40 right off the bat, not including any other games included. 
    drewst18
    Holy ****, I was honestly expecting to pay $199 for the year, and willing to do it.* $99 a year is a ****ing steal.
    EA has always got big props for EA Access/Origin Access but this takes it to a whole new level, really impressed.*
    Fifa + Madden you save almost 40 right off the bat, not including any other games included.*

    Question: being behind a strong DRM-protected sandbox like Origin will it make harder/impossible to mod ?
    Soprano00
    Question: being behind a strong DRM-protected sandbox like Origin will it make harder/impossible to mod ?
    Both BF4 and 1 have yet been modded. Unless I wasn't looking hard enough. Mod or no mod I'm just excited to have a football game on pc.
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    Man was I wrong in that other thread - in my defense it really does happen every year :)
    I get the subscription requirement, I guess. If Madden was coming back to PC it seemed like it was always going to be some different model - if I recall a subscription model was often cited as a way for EA to get back to PC (although if I recall it was usually in combination with continuous updates rather than yearly, i.e. similar to Fornite etc now).
    I wonder if this is related to a Madden esports league or similar - don't they play 2K on PC?
    I've been pretty much out of the PC gaming loop for a few years but this might drag me back.
    woot
    luckily my pc/video card/screen are better quality than xbox1/tv
    maybe we edit file locally like rosters etc if offline
    regardless woot ! :)
    is this 99 dollars a year plus the cost of the game...
    glad that the game is coming to pc, but dont know if Im willing to pay beyond the cost of the game.  
    if they want my money, they have to release a solid title, with positive reviews, especially from OS'ers.
    tril
    is this 99 dollars a year plus the cost of the game...

    no
    you can buy it for 60$, just like any other game
    or pay 99$ for one year w/o spending any more for all EA games
    I'll finally try Madden this year thanks to a PC release. Haven't bought a Madden in a few years and haven't been a yearly buyer for nearly a decade now. Hopefully it is optimized well and does well on the PC so we can get continued support for the release.
    Also, I think a certain person, *cough* capa *cough*, needs to apologize to many on here for the way he acted before this news about the possibility of a PC release, haha.
    canes21
    I'll finally try Madden this year thanks to a PC release. Haven't bought a Madden in a few years and haven't been a yearly buyer for nearly a decade now. Hopefully it is optimized well and does well on the PC so we can get continued support for the release.
    Also, I think a certain person, *cough* capa *cough*, needs to apologize to many on here for the way he acted before this news about the possibility of a PC release, haha.
    Madden still using frostbite engine? It should run fine on PC. Can't wait to try Madden on ultrawide.
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    adembroski
    Bruh.
    We. Need. Gommo.

    Hey Adembroski... ;o) been a long time. Back in the football freaks.com days lol when we collaborated on the training camp feature I added into MaddenAmp.
    Not sure what Gommos doing these days but I will be very interested in getting my hands on the PC release to potentially mod.
    Nza
    Man was I wrong in that other thread - in my defense it really does happen every year :)

    Any chance football-freaks will make a come back. I absolutely loved you guys over there.
    I actually pre-ordered Madden 19 through Origin just because it's back on PC.
    Another big note was that custom draft classes will be in the game. With the massively editable draft classes (before they went and broke the CAP system) on 2k, this is something I've been dying to see added to Madden. And on PC, these draft classes are going to be great if we have a good community get involved with it (2k draft class community died when the CAP system was broken).
    Now, if only Madden would fix THEIR CAP system and get rid of the weird CAP issue where your players are sometimes unnaturally large and odd shaped. Not sure if they've fixed that or not, but it has been an issue for years.
    Wonder if the $99 is gonna be the cost here in Canada....right now it's roughly $92 to get a new AAA game digitally so if there's no inflation that's an absolute steal.
    c4geron
    Wonder if the $99 is gonna be the cost here in Canada....right now it's roughly $92 to get a new AAA game digitally so if there's no inflation that's an absolute steal.

    130 for Canada
    Goffs
    Both BF4 and 1 have yet been modded. Unless I wasn't looking hard enough. Mod or no mod I'm just excited to have a football game on pc.
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    FIFA 18 has been modded pretty extensively with Frosty Tool, have to believe Madden falls in line moreso with that title than the BF games. Tattoos, faces, gear, playing fields etc.
    Pretty exciting news for people who care about player likeness especially
    The Origin subscription is perfect for me because I planned on buying the most expensive editions of Madden 19 and Battlefield 5 anyway, so for a few extra bucks I get FIFA 19 and a few other new games. It seems worth it, in my opinion!
    reverend_heat
    FIFA 18 has been modded pretty extensively with Frosty Tool, have to believe Madden falls in line moreso with that title than the BF games. Tattoos, faces, gear, playing fields etc.
    Pretty exciting news for people who care about player likeness especially

    Nice...first thing I will look for will be tattoos for the players...
    Just got back from EA PLAY and I had a chance to play Madden 19 on PC a few times.
    Five second load times from menus to game is something I don't want to ever give up. Particularly coming from Madden console, it's a dramatic difference.
    Also, the graphics are pretty sharp. There's really no LOD pop-in that I could see, the lighting looked great, and player faces looked good as well.
    CM Hooe
    Just got back from EA PLAY and I had a chance to play Madden 19 on PC a few times.
    Five second load times from menus to game is something I don't want to ever give up. Particularly coming from Madden console, it's a dramatic difference.
    Also, the graphics are pretty sharp. There's really no LOD pop-in that I could see, the lighting looked great, and player faces looked good as well.

    did you see what type of graphic settings they had?
    So Origin is letting me pre-order Madden 19 at prices that seem independent from the premier subscription - so you don't need to be a subscriber?
    CM Hooe
    Just got back from EA PLAY and I had a chance to play Madden 19 on PC a few times.
    Five second load times from menus to game is something I don't want to ever give up. Particularly coming from Madden console, it's a dramatic difference.
    Also, the graphics are pretty sharp. There's really no LOD pop-in that I could see, the lighting looked great, and player faces looked good as well.

    Damn. Sounds great. Only worry I have, will PC leagues offer same quality as a few PS4 leagues.
    This is so good to hear. For offline franchise people who have the pc to handle it, this will be a big deal. Especially considering madden has a tendency to not change a lot, so playing the same game for several years is acceptable. Modding will be huge and I can't wait to see what gets done with it.
    I also have to say.. I wonder how much of this move has to do with the "other football games" coming to the market? I feel like this may be a move by EA to make sure they continue to dominate the football market on all platforms. PC was a place where another game could have come in and had a chance a real success. With madden coming to PC now, it feels like maybe that window just got a lot smaller. Just a thought.
    SpectreBugg
    I also have to say.. I wonder how much of this move has to do with the "other football games" coming to the market? I feel like this may be a move by EA to make sure they continue to dominate the football market on all platforms. PC was a place where another game could have come in and had a chance a real success. With madden coming to PC now, it feels like maybe that window just got a lot smaller. Just a thought.

    probably absolutely nothing, those other football aren't even comparable with ps2 era football games.
    SpectreBugg
    This is so good to hear. For offline franchise people who have the pc to handle it, this will be a big deal. Especially considering madden has a tendency to not change a lot, so playing the same game for several years is acceptable. Modding will be huge and I can't wait to see what gets done with it.
    I also have to say.. I wonder how much of this move has to do with the "other football games" coming to the market? I feel like this may be a move by EA to make sure they continue to dominate the football market on all platforms. PC was a place where another game could have come in and had a chance a real success. With madden coming to PC now, it feels like maybe that window just got a lot smaller. Just a thought.

    I'm not sure there would have been much competition concern given the NFL license is still theirs. I'm speculating that perhaps eSports eventually saved Madden PC - I know next to nothing about the Madden eSports scene but I know 2KLeague uses a modified PC version, because it's easier for 2K to make the competitive version from PC than it would be a tightly controlled console with its Sony/MS publishing process.
    PC is also the only way you can get gamers into the league regardless of their controller choice.
    So, without PC, EA were starting to potentially expose their position as the default choice for future NFL eSports (which I'm sure will be on their agenda now the NBA made the leap).
    Nza
    I'm not sure there would have been much competition concern given the NFL license is still theirs. I'm speculating that perhaps eSports eventually saved Madden PC - I know next to nothing about the Madden eSports scene but I know 2KLeague uses a modified PC version, because it's easier for 2K to make the competitive version from PC than it would be a tightly controlled console with its Sony/MS publishing process.
    PC is also the only way you can get gamers into the league regardless of their controller choice.
    So, without PC, EA were starting to potentially expose their position as the default choice for future NFL eSports (which I'm sure will be on their agenda now the NBA made the leap).

    Yea, this is most likely more the case. I had to look it up, because for some reason i was under the impression that the license didn't cover PC titles, but i was wrong.
    Goffs
    Nice...first thing I will look for will be tattoos for the players...

    The biggest issue with tattoos is that it will be dependent on whether or not they decided to give every player their own set of arm textures. They didn’t in Fifa only guys with actual tattoos created by EA had their own arm textures all other players shared assets. Essentially all I could do with Fifa is create tattoos over the arm textures used for the single player mode that you could use for Alex Hunter and then reassign them to any player using cheat engine. It only allowed for 28 players tattoos. It was still better than nothing.
    Neck or head tattoos you could create for anyone by editing the cyber face texture.
    I’m really hoping every player in madden has their own texture but I highly doubt it.
    Matt10
    Online franchise to be back on the PC as well, right? The last time I remember it being on Madden was in 2001. I was in so many online franchises, commish of two of them, lol. That's crazy to think of.

    How is that possible. I thought that wasn't a feature until like Madden 10
    Focus10
    How is that possible. I thought that wasn't a feature until like Madden 10

    Alas, there was once an age where EA treated PC as a first class platform - making features specifically for it. In the long, long ago.
    CujoMatty
    Oh ya 100% I was doing a bunch of modding for Fifa and I don’t even really like soccer that much haha.
    Mouth guards will require 3D modeling and that’s a way different beast that people aren’t really doing with frostbite as far as I know. Changing textures on 3D models is what most modders are doing.
    Tattoos will be one of the first things I do

    More importantly, for me anyway, we gotta see if we can get this modded for NCAA. Even if it is just some sort of 32 team replacement with rosters, uniforms, and field changes, I would take it and know many others would as well.
    I need some sort of NCAA with latest gen graphics fix!
    Matt10
    Online franchise to be back on the PC as well, right? The last time I remember it being on Madden was in 2001. I was in so many online franchises, commish of two of them, lol. That's crazy to think of.

    At EA PLAY I spoke to Isabelle de MacHenri - a development director at EA Tiburon who is leading the Madden NFL 19 PC release - and she told me that M19 PC will have feature parity with consoles.
    That means online franchise, offline franchise, MUT, Longshot, and everything else you expect from Madden on consoles will appear on PC as well.
    To answer another question before it comes up - she also told me that Madden 19 PC won't offer any official modding support this year. The two major development focal points were feature parity and graphics support - not only for top-of-the-line systems, but also scalability for weaker hardware configurations. That didn't leave any time to implement any official mod support during this cycle. This fact probably won't stop modders - no previous Madden game officially supported mods, either - but if you break something trying to make changes, don't expect any official support.
    There’s plenty of games without mod support that are modded at least.
    I imagine they’ll never be mod supportive honestly. Maybe I’m wrong.
    Luckily, we have very smart people in the community that can mod these regardless.
    Good info though CM. With online franchise, not sure mods would even be viable. Typically they’re not when it comes to online play.
    Nza
    Alas, there was once an age where EA treated PC as a first class platform - making features specifically for it. In the long, long ago.

    I was on ICQ and Yahoo messenger at the time. Where are all the big franchise trades happened. I can remember draft night like it was yesterday...
    A Madden PC CFM intrigues me for sure. I'd love to be able to more easily take Madden with me and check bids in FA and draft. Kind of makes me hope it gets us closer to total CFM management from a computer/phone.
    CFM is going to be a tough nut to crack for modders. I'm pretty sure it's possible and once it is cracked it'll be far more moddable than the old franchise mode was, but being that it exists almost entirely in data rather than SQL is going to make it difficult to manage because that data will repopulate on the fly. I wouldn't be surprised if modding online franchises end up being a non-starter while offline single player ends up being very moddable.
    This is all a guess though. I see some issues, but I also know how ridiculously brilliant the old football-freaks modders were, so we'll see. IF we can mod it, we can basically rebuild franchise mode externally however we like, much how we did for Madden '05-'09 PC. In MaddenAmp we built a complete training camp system, rebalanced the draft, fixed draft logic, totally rebuilt progression, and even fixed the sim engine.
    Again, this is back when everything was stored in SQL. The GameChanger DB might be tougher to crack. Specifically, identifying what given fields do.
    hopefully using modding its going to be possible to create your own uniforms, stadiums, logos, etc and import them into the game. you can really get carried away with customization on PC with photoshop and stuff. I've missed that. picking from the EA premade teams and relocation cities just doesnt do it for me.
    adembroski
    CFM is going to be a tough nut to crack for modders. I'm pretty sure it's possible and once it is cracked it'll be far more moddable than the old franchise mode was, but being that it exists almost entirely in data rather than SQL is going to make it difficult to manage because that data will repopulate on the fly. I wouldn't be surprised if modding online franchises end up being a non-starter while offline single player ends up being very moddable.
    This is all a guess though. I see some issues, but I also know how ridiculously brilliant the old football-freaks modders were, so we'll see. IF we can mod it, we can basically rebuild franchise mode externally however we like, much how we did for Madden '05-'09 PC. In MaddenAmp we built a complete training camp system, rebalanced the draft, fixed draft logic, totally rebuilt progression, and even fixed the sim engine.
    Again, this is back when everything was stored in SQL. The GameChanger DB might be tougher to crack. Specifically, identifying what given fields do.

    The way Fifa has gone so far and what I would suspect will happen with madden is the majority of mods being superficial graphical improvements such as uniforms, shoes, logos, fields, real broadcast overlays as well as created menu art.
    As far as the real meat and potato changes people want such as deeper roster editing. I expect some sort of cheat engine support for but probably limited to offline.
    I haven’t messed around with the new Fifa editor yet but frosty is really limited to graphical mods and changing textures which substantially changes the game for the better but isn’t what I think a lot of people are hoping for. The massive game changing mods in Madden 08 and previous Maddens aren’t possible in regards to what we’ve seen in Fifa. The good news is that Madden on PC will add a whole other group of individuals interested In understanding the Frostbite engine and making tools to mod it.
    CujoMatty
    The biggest issue with tattoos is that it will be dependent on whether or not they decided to give every player their own set of arm textures. They didn’t in Fifa only guys with actual tattoos created by EA had their own arm textures all other players shared assets. Essentially all I could do with Fifa is create tattoos over the arm textures used for the single player mode that you could use for Alex Hunter and then reassign them to any player using cheat engine. It only allowed for 28 players tattoos. It was still better than nothing.
    Neck or head tattoos you could create for anyone by editing the cyber face texture.
    I’m really hoping every player in madden has their own texture but I highly doubt it.

    This is a bummer if true for Madden 19. As a person clueless when it comes to creating mods, is there any way around this you think?
    To clarify- The only way to get the game is to pay a monthly/yearly subscription to Origin? I can't just pay $XXXX dollars for the game alone?
    reverend_heat
    This is a bummer if true for Madden 19. As a person clueless when it comes to creating mods, is there any way around this you think?

    It’s tough because the game has to get the arm texture from somewhere. A game like NBA 2k all individual players have a cyberface and arm texture because so many players in the NBA have tattoos and 2k tries to replicate them it makes it easier for all players to have arm textures. Adding tattoos to any of those players is as easy as extracting the arm textures and creating tattoos on them in photoshop.
    With FIFA only a handful of guys have their tattoos included and only those players have individual arm textures. They then have say 10 different(I don’t remember exactly how many) arm textures representing skin tones that all other players use. You can change them but then every player that uses Caucasian skin tone 2 would have the same tattoo. Fifa has arm textures that are used to customize the single player story character and someone figured out how to change the script in cheat engine to assign those textures to any player on the roster.
    Currently there is no way to add files to Fifa you can only change what exists. So for Fifa as an example there was 28 arm textures that the single player customization used that you could change to whatever tattoos you wanted and assign to who you wanted. So basically pick your favorite 28 guys and that was it. Not ideal but better than nothing.
    The only real work around is I just ended up assigning similar looking arm sleeves to other guys because most of the time in Fifa the action is far enough away you can’t discern individual tattoos anyways.
    CujoMatty

    The only real work around is I just ended up assigning similar looking arm sleeves to other guys because most of the time in Fifa the action is far enough away you can’t discern individual tattoos anyways.

    I think generic Madden tattoos would prob look better than guys being inked in real life and not at all in the game. Could you potentially add a mouthguard texture? Might look ok when looking straight on at player in replays or after play cutscenes. Not ideal of course but prob better than nothing if we can’t add geometry.
    NINJAK2
    To clarify- The only way to get the game is to pay a monthly/yearly subscription to Origin? I can't just pay $XXXX dollars for the game alone?

    You can buy the game separately from Origin Premium Access or whatever they are calling it. That subscription just gives you access to Madden 19 and other games, but is not the sole way to play.
    NINJAK2
    To clarify- The only way to get the game is to pay a monthly/yearly subscription to Origin? I can't just pay $XXXX dollars for the game alone?

    You will be able to get just the game if you want. You can preorder on origin now.
    Oh also, one more detail I asked about that I just remembered:
    Madden NFL 19 PC will not allow cross-play between XBOX One and PC. Would have been a nice-to-have, but alas the industry is coming around to this idea very slowly.
    reverend_heat
    I think generic Madden tattoos would prob look better than guys being inked in real life and not at all in the game. Could you potentially add a mouthguard texture? Might look ok when looking straight on at player in replays or after play cutscenes. Not ideal of course but prob better than nothing if we can’t add geometry.

    You could add something to the individual cyberfaces but I doubt it would look good especially if they open their mouth lol. It might be worth trying though.
    CujoMatty
    You could add something to the individual cyberfaces but I doubt it would look good especially if they open their mouth lol. It might be worth trying though.

    I know! Desperate times call for desperate measures though. Honestly would love to just have the mouths stop moving completely, it looks stupid af IMO
    Speculating on modding is kind of pointless right now as it's just impossible to know what kind of file system they're going to use. This question is irrelevant on consoles but on PC it's vital when it comes to modding.
    If all of the graphics, player data, etc are in some kind of encrypted/compressed format, it could be very difficult. If they're in a file system where it's all compressed yet it's not overly difficult to create a program to view/edit/replace(and maybe even add) textures to it, then you're in business.
    But it's really just impossible to know until the game is actually installed on PC's.
    mva5580
    Speculating on modding is kind of pointless right now as it's just impossible to know what kind of file system they're going to use. This question is irrelevant on consoles but on PC it's vital when it comes to modding.
    If all of the graphics, player data, etc are in some kind of encrypted/compressed format, it could be very difficult. If they're in a file system where it's all compressed yet it's not overly difficult to create a program to view/edit/replace(and maybe even add) textures to it, then you're in business.
    But it's really just impossible to know until the game is actually installed on PC's.

    I agree that we really don’t know but I’d say it’s a fair guess that it will be the same as other Frostbite games.
    Mass Effect: Andromeda
    Mirrors Edge: Catalyst
    Star Wars: Battlefront
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Need for Speed
    FIFA 17
    All can be edited with frosty tool and I can’t imagine Madden deviating from the other games.
    CM Hooe
    Oh also, one more detail I asked about that I just remembered:
    Madden NFL 19 PC will not allow cross-play between XBOX One and PC. Would have been a nice-to-have, but alas the industry is coming around to this idea very slowly.

    Yeah I figured that might be a step too far. This time around though for Madden PC it should be a realistic goal at some point.
    I doubt PC ever gets official mod support that is unique to PC - whatever it gets will probably be whatever the console versions also get, and historically the NFL have been very restrictive on what they'll allow.
    Short of some sort of online only back-to-base decryption of assets in-memory, it seems like a safe assumption that assets like textures will be possible to mod using memory editors like cheat engine.
    mva5580
    Speculating on modding is kind of pointless right now as it's just impossible to know what kind of file system they're going to use. This question is irrelevant on consoles but on PC it's vital when it comes to modding.
    If all of the graphics, player data, etc are in some kind of encrypted/compressed format, it could be very difficult. If they're in a file system where it's all compressed yet it's not overly difficult to create a program to view/edit/replace(and maybe even add) textures to it, then you're in business.
    But it's really just impossible to know until the game is actually installed on PC's.

    That's kind of the point of speculation though. Everyone is guessing, hoping, and throwing out ideas right now, with no real knowledge about whether any of it will be an option. As a few others have said though.. for the frostbite games that have been on PC, modding has been an option so far. Unless the NFL gets really stingy(as they sometimes are) about what can be done with the game, I don't imagine they will change up the formula now. If it releases and modding seems to be impossible, you can bet it's likely the NFL has something to do with it.
    So I bought a gaming PC and bought 3 sports game (FIFA. NBA 2k, WWE). The mods on NBA 2k alone may make my purchase worth it but FIFA mod process with Frosty is so simple that it also justifies my purchase. I will be shocked if Madden is much different given that every other Frostbite game has been modded.
    aholbert32
    So I bought a gaming PC and bought 3 sports game (FIFA. NBA 2k, WWE). The mods on NBA 2k alone may make my purchase worth it but FIFA mod process with Frosty is so simple that it also justifies my purchase. I will be shocked if Madden is much different given that every other Frostbite game has been modded.

    The 2k Ultimate Base Roster is probably the greatest feats in sports gaming history. Every team. Every player. Ever.
    HOPEFULLY we got a glimpse of the pathway toward building the same thing for Madden.
    I'm curious to see what cracking the game open (to the extent that it can be) will allow us to glean about some of the underlying systems, and how the community might go about figuring out some improvements, and if the devs will be able to quietly pick up on some of that feedback.
    bad_philanthropy
    I'm curious to see what cracking the game open (to the extent that it can be) will allow us to glean about some of the underlying systems, and how the community might go about figuring out some improvements, and if the devs will be able to quietly pick up on some of that feedback.

    Yes, I would love to see the under-the-hood coach ratings and so on....I suspect they will still incorporate the old "offensive/defensive aggression" and "run/pass" attributes....two very simple things that have very large impacts on the game.
    aholbert32
    So I bought a gaming PC and bought 3 sports game (FIFA. NBA 2k, WWE). The mods on NBA 2k alone may make my purchase worth it but FIFA mod process with Frosty is so simple that it also justifies my purchase. I will be shocked if Madden is much different given that every other Frostbite game has been modded.

    I just don't like Madden's CFM. But having it on PC, and if we got back to the football-freaks type of mods, I would probably start enjoying Madden. I already pre-purchased through origin just because it's on PC.
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