Brady and Mahomes share cover of Madden 22

Brady and Mahomes share cover of Madden 22
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The new edition of the official NFL game, Madden 22, will feature Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady on the cover in an edition called MVP.



On August 20, the new edition of Madden 22 will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox S/X series, Xbox one and PC consoles. However, since today you can play the demo of the game completely free. Since last year's edition, Madden debuted on the new generation consoles, but the pandemic affected the development of the game in a way that was very loaded with "bugs" and will not be remembered as one of the best editions available, something that version 22 promises to change.



For the developers it was complicated to work from home, in addition to having to face the change of generation, something that is not at all easy for sports videogames that try to emulate real life as much as possible. By focusing on the new generation of consoles, EA Sports can carry out more ambitious plans with this new version, such as the home field advantage; stadiums like Lumen Field and Arrowhead will no longer just be noisy arenas, but now the receiver buttons will be hidden at certain stages of the game. EA is calling this "M-factors".



TOM BRADY APPEARS FOR THE THIRD TIME ON THE COVER OF A MADDEN AFTER THE 2011 AND 2018 VERSIONS, WHILE PATRICK MAHOMES APPEARS FOR THE SECOND TIME AFTER THE 2020 EDITION.



All 32 teams will have home field advantages as long as the player is on fire and in rhythm on offense, a feature very similar to NCAA Football 14. Teams like Tampa Bay can activate the Raymond James Stadium cannons to re-energize offensive players when they are inside the red zone.



The momentum meter will be at the top of the screen, so the player will know at what moment of the match it will be best to activate it. Kicking field goals as an away player will be more complicated as the accuracy bar will be much faster than usual. The players' energy will decrease sooner in high altitude stadiums such as the Broncos' Mile High Stadium. Each of the stadiums will have unique characteristics that will give them an advantage that could be decisive for the home team.



The ball will have an enhanced dose of realism, as well as blocking when running the ball was a priority for EA, incorporating momentum, size, speed and physical threat for star offensive linemen. Receivers have a much greater variety of catches, as well as celebrations that have been taken directly from many NFL players. There will be player scouting in franchise mode, however it will be added until September with an update.



Madden 22 promises many improvements, worthy of a console generation change, only time will tell if EA learned the lesson from previous versions and this time they are able to polish their mistakes that have been so pointed out by a fan base that are very loyal to the only licensed game within the NFL.