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Sports Gaming News
- FIFA Women’s World Cup Coming to FIFA 23 Later This Month
- Need for Speed Unbound Volume 3 Has Arrived – Joining The Play List on June 22
- EA Plans to Reposition EA Sports as Its Own Organization
- New Heights: Realistic Rock Climbing and Bouldering Demo Out Now
- Stunt Derby Demo Out Now for Steam Next Fest
- Forza Horizon 1 and 2 Servers Shutting Down
- MotoGP 23 Patch 1.06 Available – Patch Notes
- MLB The Show 23 Patch 10 Available – Patch Notes
- Madden NFL 24 Gameplay Deep Dive Blog
Operation Sports Featured Articles
We’re not going to go through every reason why The Brandr Group is suing EA, and why the College Football Players Association is boycotting EA Sports College Football because I think Extra Points is your best source to read about all the nuances, but I do want to point out a couple high-level things as it relates to the game itself because I know that’s what folks care about the most here. So the big thing is as of now there’s no real major reason to think this is going to delay EA Sports College Football. The 2024 release date still seems very much in play, and this lawsuit itself doesn’t seem like a “bombshell” in the way some of the old ones that ended up finishing off college video games.
Last week, I wrote up my early impressions of Madden 24’s franchise mode and the triumphant return of mini-games. And although I thought some minor changes were worth noting, like the coaching trees for coordinators, training camp, draft classes, and added sliders, it felt like much was just copy and pasted from last year. That’s not entirely the case regarding Madden 24’s gameplay. EA Sports has taken a significant step into the next generation of sports gaming, but how big of a leap is in the eyes of the beholder?