Madden 17’s big addition to its Franchise mode allows players to see the big moments when you advance game in SuperSim mode.

Play the Moments” allows players to see how there team is doing when the action is fast forward rather than the missing out on the action. The presentation displays what happened on each play-providing context for the score, field position and time left in the game.

This has (finally) provided option to play exclusively as offense or defense in regular season games without working around the system. If a key moment were about to happen the game would immediately resume normal game flow. This normally happens for us during our play sessions at the EA Play event in the 4th quarter on crucial 3rd down conversions.

Play the Moments will be available in Franchise Mode only, but only two career paths will available (owner and head coach). From the beginning choosing an athlete are working within the framework of what the coach drew up on white board. If you choose to play as a Quarterback you still have the option to audible out of a play.


The announcing booth is also getting shakeup this time around. Replacing Phil Simms and Jim Nantz who have been apart of the brand since Madden 13, Brandon Gaudin, the voice of Georgia Tech football and’s Charles Davis will handle the color analysis. Similar to the NBA Live series, Madden is promising to update the in-game commentary throughout the regular season.

On top of the larger UI, colorblind support has also been implemented via filters that will cover the entire game. Red, green, and blue colorblindness are supported, and the differences can be seen in the gallery above.

The Madden 17 releases on August 23rd, and you will be able to play early on Xbox One with EA Access. It will be available on Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360. There is no Wii U, Wii or PC version of the game currently planned.

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