EA Sports Reveals ‘Madden NFL 23’ Cover With Special Tribute
EA Sports revealed its cover of this year’s Madden NFL 23—and it will be honoring its namesake.
On Wednesday, the company announced that legendary coach John Madden will be on the cover for the first time in more than two decades. The latest edition will include three unique Madden NFL 23 covers paying tribute to the different chapters in the coach’s life. The covers will include one of him as a coach, one of him as a broadcaster and one of him in mosaic form.
Gameplay will be focused around honoring Madden’s legacy. The game will feature an interactive experience that will showcase two versions of the legendary coach leading opposing teams in the 1970s Oakland Coliseum. His voice will also be featured during games using remastered audio clips.
EA Sports will also commit $2.5 million to four nonprofit organizations through the John Madden Legacy Commitment to Education: College Track, Mission Bit, StreetCode Academy and Girls Who Code. An additional $2.5 million will be given to create the EA Madden Scholarship in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, which will be used to aid students at 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
“Coach Madden was a lifelong believer in the importance of education, and we’re privileged to support these amazing organizations that are creating opportunities for the next generation to pursue their dreams in his honor”, EA Sports’ EVP and GM Cam Weber said.
EA Sports will also have the official dedication ceremony for the “John Madden Field” on Wednesday at the company’s headquarters in Redwood City, CA.
Madden died unexpectedly on December 28 at the age of 85. He was only 32 years old when Raiders owner Al Davis hired him to coach the franchise in 1969. He led Oakland to a 103-32-7 regular-season record, a Super Bowl win in the 1976 season and seven division titles. In 2006, the legend was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
He joined the broadcasting booth in ’78 and won multiple Emmys throughout his career which saw him at CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC.
He, of course, is also well known for EA Sports’ Madden NFL. Originally named John Madden Football, the popular game launched 34 years ago today on June 1, 1988.
Fifa 23: EA honours 99% discount price error on football game's new edition
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Electronic 2022年最佳外汇EA Arts (EA) has admitted to scoring "a pretty spectacular own goal" after mistakenly pricing its Fifa 23 Ultimate Edition on India's Epic Games store at 4.80 rupees ($0.06; £0.05).
Buyers 2022年最佳外汇EA rushed to pre-order the game last month after a decimal point error saw its price discounted online by 99.98%.
The games publisher has since agreed to honour the bargain pre-purchases.
Fifa 23 will be EA Sports' final game in the bestselling football series.
EA's sports division announced earlier this year it will stop making Fifa-branded titles. The publisher will continue to make football video games, but from 2023 it will come under a new banner, EA Sports FC.
The announcement, in May, brings to an end a 29-year partnership between EA and Fifa, with licensing costs cited as one of the reasons behind the publisher's decision. Fifa has said it plans to release its own rival games.
This finale, for EA - as well as the arrival of women's teams in the latest version - has helped to generate excitement around the forthcoming release.
Rogue decimal point
Fifa Ultimate Editions are typically more expensive than standard editions of the game because they offer extras such as more 2022年最佳外汇EA limited edition tradeable player items, extra Fifa points and access before the official launch.
In India, the 2023 version is priced at 4,800 rupees ($60/£50), with the Standard Edition costing 3,499 rupees ($44/£36).
News of the pricing mishap spread online, with people on social media alerting fans worldwide that 2022年最佳外汇EA the game could be bought from Epic Games India store for just 5p.
Bought fifa 23 ultimate edition in 5 Indian rupees 😂💪❤️ pic.twitter.com/1uP4s1rO5W— Harsh (@MelloHarsh) July 20, 2022
The error was quickly resolved - leaving buyers who had snapped up copies fearing their purchases might be cancelled or refunded.
But EA Sports and Epic Games emailed purchasers this week to say that the sales will be honoured.
EA Sports' Fifa team admitted it was "our mistake",
Fifa 22 was the franchise's most successful edition and shortly after its official launch, EA Sports revealed that 9.1 million players had joined the game and 460 million matches had been played within its first week.
EA Sports Aims 2022年最佳外汇EA to Release College Football Game in July ’23, per Letter
After teasing the release of a new college football video game last February, EA Sports has reportedly narrowed down a release window for the much-anticipated project.
According to a Jan. 2021 proposal obtained by the newsletter Extra Points With Matt Brown, the 2022年最佳外汇EA company along with the Collegiate Licensing Corporation informed schools they aim to drop a CFB game sometime in July 2023. CLC management later sent a follow-up proposal to multiple D-I schools in Feb. of this year with an update confirming “game development is in full swing” and the “launch goal is still summer of 2023.”
While neither report included details of a specific date, EA Sports noted in last year’s proposal the targeted timeframe will allow for the “two-year game development window necessary for collecting 2022年最佳外汇EA game assets and developing game play to meet the current market demands for a unique college football 2022年最佳外汇EA game while following NCAA guidelines.”
Brown’s report also includes an update concerning the company compensating players for the use of their likeness, an issue that led to a class-action lawsuit that halted production of the “NCAA Football” series in 2013. With the NCAA no longer allowed to govern student-athlete compensation thanks to NIL deals, Brown reported there’s hope that EA Sports will be able to use the players in the game, and would still launch the title if they are unable to use likenesses.
“I’m told there is optimism that the framework for a college football player video game group license could be announced as early as this summer,” he wrote. “There was some hope it could have happened even earlier, but some shakeups in the college group license industry has made things a teensy bit more complicated. I’m told that when the framework of an agreement is announced, the licensing agent won’t have anywhere close to every college football player, but will hope to sign the rest up after securing rights for a critical mass of athletes.”
In regards to the participating programs, the most recent memo noted “nearly 120 institutions, athletic conferences and bowl games” have “conceptually approved participation.” Currently, EA 2022年最佳外汇EA Sports is still working to obtain IP such as “band songs, crowd chants, and other team-specific audio assets” related to development.
Nevertheless, these latest updates will surely give fans something to look forward to over the next year while waiting for EA Sports’ first CFB game since 2014.
EA to Release First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Results on August 2, 2022
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) will release its financial results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2022 2022年最佳外汇EA after the close of market on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. In conjunction with this release, EA will host a conference call to review its financial results for the fiscal quarter, discuss its outlook for the future and may disclose other material developments affecting its business and/or financial performance. Listeners may access the conference call live via a dial-in number or audio webcast.
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