EA reveals 'Madden 25'

Latest gridiron game hits the field August 27; could be Madden NFL 14 sister product or rebrand of franchise to mark 25th anniversary.

Electronic Arts has announced that the next entry in the Madden series will land August 27. Interestingly, the game may not be called Madden NFL 14, but rather Madden 25.

According to the official announcement, more information on Madden 25 is coming soon. No platforms for the game were announced.

Nowhere on the page is Madden NFL 14 listed, indicating Madden 25 could be a sister product to Madden NFL 14 or a full-on rebrand to mark the franchise's 25th anniversary.

An EA representative was not immediately available to comment.

The latest entry in the series--Madden NFL--sold 1.65 million copies during its first week, up 8 percent year-over-year. GameSpot's review found it to be a competent yearly update, with old issues returning and little significant innovation over last year's iteration.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Want the latest news about Madden NFL 13?

Madden NFL 13

Madden NFL 13

Discussion

63 comments
dustin2k4
dustin2k4

EA sports is the worst gaming company ever... you would think a GLOBAL gaming company with a monopoly on sports games could make a good game without glitches and failures? Madden ALWAYS has glitches..... STILL playing against AI is exploiting bad game design and who can cheat who the most.....however i see promise in the latest game engine, the ridiculous stuff like players falling and convulsing or 180 lb running backs trucking 300 lb line man.. simple physics they still dont get right.. just today i was playing with payton hillis and he was ran into head on and trucked bu a 180 lb db .. hit so hard it SMACKED the ground bounced and fumbled like he was hit by a mac truck....... we expect more out of a company like EA who FORCES us to use their products if we wants to play sports games on our consoles........ a shitty shitty shitty company

gamesbenzlo
gamesbenzlo

man wonder how it gonna be... worda son!!  but madden 13 gonna be amazing son!

Seraphim212
Seraphim212

i just hope the game is still good. 

tgwolf
tgwolf

I have to wonder out of morbid curiosity how many people buy this type of game EACH YEAR or on a similar order, because if so...that means there's a viable market out there for peddling 'magical potions' and other assorted charms on the streets.

NYJets12
NYJets12

Make a allstar rooster for each team or pick out the best team for each would be good.67 packers vs 68 jets some old teams with jim thorpe, night train lane and so on.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Or, knowing EA, it could be NFL 13 with a different logo on it. They have done that in the past.

Triton
Triton

I think shooter type games don't inspire the real world shootings, its the Madden franchise. This is what our "elected" officials should be looking into.

91210user
91210user

Knowing EA since Fifa International Soccer on the Sega Genesis, considering they also created Fifa 94 and 95 on the same console, they will do everything they can special (like they haven't) to make this title stand out from the rest!

Maxor127
Maxor127

I had the original as a kid for DOS.  I don't think I ever got it to work though, and I probably had better football games.

mont345
mont345

And this year I can honestly say I won't be buying this s$!&t enough is enough, I'm done with madden , time to move in another direction NFL...!

bizuit
bizuit

YES, 25 years of roster updates!

svaubel
svaubel

Ahh sports games, forever doomed to fill and overflow the bargain bins.

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

This is going to be awkward in 2025...

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

and ea calls out wiiu not being next gen why dont they really do something new for a change cause as far as i am concerned wii u is just about as next gen as ps4720 will be unless people want broken wallets again 

tomservo51
tomservo51

Madden sucks EA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't care how many stupid people buy this game! IT STILL SUCKS!!!! Shame on you EA!!!

huerito323
huerito323

If  the 2K series was still alive, Madden would've suffered the same fate as NBA Live. I guarantee it folks. There is no doubt in my mind. 

obsequies
obsequies

be kinda interesting to collect all the ea sports games, so cheap and plentiful 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

If they do that, then what will they call the real Madden 25? XD

Biggilly216
Biggilly216

If I remember correctly...I remember hearing about EA giving up its exclusive license or they were going to let it expire. All I know and want is the return of NFL 2K14-15 !!

slefo29
slefo29

Go away Madden! Damn you and your exclusive license! You ruined football gaming. Keep claiming that you sold X number of copies of the game. Let's see if those numbers stand when there's some competition. 

Tyaj
Tyaj

Here's a thought, stop making the damn game every year. You don't drink milk drop by drop, fill up the damn glass before you sell it. And milking the cow is all they do.

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

I hope you people are this hard on 2K as well when their basketball game reaches a signficant anniversary.  They are guilty of the exact same **** as EA, only they never get called out for doing the same crap.

You people will either call them out on THEIR crap when the time comes, or you will all be a bunch of goddamned hypocrites.  Make your choice...

uhoh_oreo23
uhoh_oreo23

I still play Madden 2005 on my Gamecube. Why? cuz its the same game but they encourage hits to the head.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

So Mr madden what' have you done different with your game this year "Well, we put a 25 on the box " and that's it "Yip" LOL.

PhazonBlazer
PhazonBlazer

Maybe Madden is going to the future, with robots and stuff.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

Maybe they should rename it so it doesn't look like they skipped 12 years...

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

I got Madden 13 just because I'm a big fan of Calvin Johnson. The game sucks.

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

same shit year after year. Why even bother trying to make something special when you're the only football game on the planet. FU EA AND CKOKE ON THE NFL LICENSE!!!

GeneralBulldog
GeneralBulldog

@Maxor127 I understand you.  I tried to play the original's x's vs. o's version and couldn't.  The first game that sold me on football was Play Action Football for the NES. After that it was always playing games that weren't Madden (NFL GameDay, NFL 2K).

notorious98
notorious98

@huerito323 If they would have continued to update it.  If the product was the same, like the last 2K and All-Pro 2K8, I don't think it would have doomed Madden.

Biggilly216
Biggilly216

I remember NFL2k9 with ESPN integrated on the PS2...Every so often I find myself dusting off the PS2 just to play it and it is just as awesome as I remember it. 2K dominated EA for those few years in the football video game battle. I hope 2K reboots the franchise if EA fumbles the ball on the license. 

Angelsoft717
Angelsoft717

@Biggilly216 EA had a choice to drop either NCAA or NFL licensed games. They obviously dropped NCAA as it was less profitable. Even if they do drop it,  that does not mean that 2k would scoop it up necessarily either 

malec_1
malec_1

@Biggilly216 Part of me died when 2k sports lost their NFL licence. Nothing was  better than NFL 2k2 on the Dreamcast. The gameplay was great and being able to pick plays on the VMU was a godsend. Oh Dreamcast, you truly were the best failed console.

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@Biggilly216Agreed! But I don't see EA loosening their grip on it. Madden is one of their biggest selling titles year to year.

QingJao86
QingJao86

@kungfuj0 2k didn't buy a monopoly, they just blew everyone else out of the water so badly that they don't bother trying to make a game... slight difference there.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@AvatarMan96 Well they skipped doing anything to DEVELOP the game in the last 12 years, does that count?

QingJao86
QingJao86

@Celsius765 @COPMAN221ISBACK Everyone admits that 2K baseball sucks... the thing is A) they didn't buy the monopoly, Sony did, and B ) I am more than sure that Sony is willing to let EA make a baseball game, if Sony frees up the NFL license, think EA is game?

ketsyn
ketsyn

What about 2k Sports?

Charv24
Charv24

@QingJao86 @Celsius765 @COPMAN221ISBACK There's a problem with your logic: 2K did buy the license, not Sony. The license is for 3rd party MLB games (which is why Sony can still make a - much better - exclusive title) 2K is backing out of baseball games once their license is up.