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Madden NFL 22 Vs Madden NFL 23

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Madden NFL 22 Vs 23

The Madden NFL game series first debuted back in 1988 with John Madden Football. It was the first game in the now long-running Madden NFL series, and it all started with a cover featuring one of the sport’s most prominent names, John Madden. However sadly, Madden passed away at the age of 85 back in December of 2021. That’s why it’s only appropriate to honor the legendary coach/broadcaster by bringing him back to the cover of Madden NFL 23.

With this in mind, EA Sports knows that Madden NFL 23 has to be a memorable entry to the series. Since, Madden NFL, much like other sports titles, has released a new game each year that, more often than not, slightly improves on its predecessor. With so much riding on Madden NFL 23’s release, this can’t be the case. That’s why we’re comparing Madden NFL 23 vs Madden NFL 22 to see if this year’s entry is truly a memorable one.

 

What is Madden NFL 22?

Every year, developer EA Tiburon and publisher EA Sports release a Madden NFL title based on the latest season of the National Football League. It aims to simulate the experience of playing in the league as a professional football player, coach, or team through a variety of game modes.

Madden NFL 22 is the entry for the 2021-2022 NFL season that was released on August 17th, 2021 with updated teams, rosters, and coaches. It also includes updated stats on teams and players based on their performance in the previous season. With that, it features a variety of different game modes from Exhibition, Franchise, Face of the Franchise, Ultimate Team, and more.

Typically, EA Sports releases its annual title before the season begins, allowing players to time their gaming experiences with the events of the season. Evidently why we didn’t see John Madden featured on the cover of Madden NFL 22, since the game was released before his death. Instead, this year’s edition features star quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady as the cover.

 

 

What is Madden NFL 23?

Madden NFL 23 is also developed by EA Tiburon and Published by EA Sports, and it’s set to release in just over a week on August 19th, 2022. Just weeks before we kick off the 2022-23 NFL season on September 8th. As always, the game will include an updated roster of teams’ coaches and players, as well as individual stats for each, in line with the 2022-23 NFL season.

The game will feature three different covers, all paying a different facet to Madden’s Legacy. One cover will feature him when the Oakland Raiders won Super Bowl XI with him as coach in 1977. The second will feature him during his days as a commentator. The final one is a variation on the cover of the original John Madden Football game, which was released in 1988.

This year’s game includes a number of new gameplay features aimed at making the game a more immersive and realistic experience than Madden NFL 22. All of which we will use to compare the gameplay of Madden NFL 22 Vs that of Madden NFL 23’s.

 

 

Gameplay

Madden NFL 22 Vs 23

The FieldSENSE line overhauls are the most significant additions to the gameplay of Madden NFL 23 vs that of Madden NFL 22. FieldSENSE line overhauls for Madden NFL 23 will allow you to adjust your players’ running pace and easily transfer their weight when running a route. Providing you with more responsive movement over your players so you can react as the play progresses. This will severely change up the movement to that of Madden NFL 22s, which feels clunky and not immediately responsive.

On the defensive side of the ball, FieldSENSE line overhauls are coming in the form of mid-air takedowns, blow-up blocks, and group tackles. Most of the time in Madden NFL 22, a single defensive player closest to the ball carrier makes the tackle. Now almost every time, multiple defensive players will focus on cutting off lanes and making a group tackle in Madden NFL 23. Requiring ball carriers to utilize the movement of the new offensive FieldSENSE overhauls to avoid them.

The final major change to Madden NFL 23 gameplay is skill-based passing for your quarterback. When playing as and making a pass as a quarterback, you can now control the area you throw to, as well as the power behind it. In contrast to Madden NFL 22’s quarterback gameplay, where you simply press a button to make a pass with AI-controlled aim and power.

All of these features and more make up the new FieldSENSE overhauls coming to Madden NFL 23. While it appears to bring a significantly improved game to our screens, this is only true for next-gen gamers. All of the new FieldSENSE features will only be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Leaving PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players, out of the picture.

 

 

Game Modes

Madden NFL 22 Vs Madden NFL 23

Madden NFL 23’s updated Free Agency model with Player Motivations.

In terms of game mode, the biggest difference between Madden NFL 22 Vs Madden NFL 23 is with their franchise modes. When it comes to free agent signings, Madden NFL 23 will include Player Motivations. These could include things like relocating closer to home or playing alongside a franchise quarterback. This is an attempt to counter the method in Madden NFL 22 of offering the highest purse to free agents and almost always having them sign with your team. Now, other factors are at play.

The other big change coming to Franchise mode in Madden NFL 23 is Player Tags. Which gives each player different attributes that will impact your team’s performance. Such as veteran players who will feature the “Mentor” tag, which will grant stat boosts and extra weekly training to other players in that position. Again adding more factors to consider when deciding to sign and trade players. Both Player Motivations and Player Tags will be featured in all editions of the game.

 

 

The Final Verdict

Madden NFL 22 Vs 23

So, after comparing Madden NFL 22 and Madden NFL 23 in terms of gameplay and game modes, what is our final verdict? We’d say Madden NFL 23 is completely worth it if you’re playing on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S. It appears to be a more realistic and immersive experience than its predecessor, Madden NFL 22.

However, if you’re gaming on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC you can’t utilize the new FieldSENSE features. This is a significant factor making Madden NFL 23’s gameplay more immersive than Madden NFL 22s.¬†However, without it, we doubt Madden NFL 23 will feel all that different from its previous release. That means it’s up to you to decide if the new Franchise Mode features and honorary John Madden Covers are enough to justify a purchase.

 

So, what’s your take? Who do you think is better in Madden NFL 22 Vs Madden NFL 23? Is there other features that we should know about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.