Madden 24 Cover Athlete Revealed With Debut Trailer
Electronic Arts has been generating excitement by teasing the identity of the cover athlete for Madden 24, and the wait is finally over. The chosen star, featured on the front of the game’s box, is none other than Josh Allen, the talented quarterback of the Buffalo Bills. This marks a significant milestone, as it is the first time a player from the Bills has graced the cover of Madden. Allen’s impressive performance on the field speaks for itself, as he holds the NFL record for the most total touchdowns in the first five seasons of his career. Upon learning about his selection, Allen expressed his gratitude, acknowledging the support he has received from his team and the passionate Bills Mafia.
As the newest installment of the Madden franchise approaches its release date on August 18, it promises an enhanced experience, particularly for players on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC platforms. One noteworthy addition is the introduction of cross-platform play, allowing gamers on different systems to compete against one another. Moreover, EA has incorporated Sapien technology, aimed at creating more anatomically accurate character models with improved body definition and variation. This technology extends to refining the realism of in-game movements and elevating the overall visual fidelity.
“As a fan of Madden NFL since childhood, I’m honored to be the first Buffalo Bills player on the cover, and I wouldn’t have gotten here without the support of my team and Bills Mafia,” said Allen. “Superstar and mini-games are back in Madden, and I’m really excited for fans to see how the experiences have evolved.”
Madden 24 introduces a range of new features and gameplay mechanics. Notably, players can expect different tackle types such as contested catch tackles, wrap tackles, and scoop tackles. The passing system has been revamped with a skill-based approach, ensuring that receivers maintain their momentum while catching the ball. Diving catches and no-look catches add further depth to the passing and catching animations. Various aspects of the game have been fine-tuned, including blocking, ball carrying, defensive back behaviors, and more. Furthermore, EA has integrated an array of emotive animations to capture the full range of player celebrations and frustrations.
The game includes Superstar Mode, offering players the opportunity to upgrade their own character and guide them to greatness. Additionally, Madden 24 offers a plethora of mini-games where players can navigate obstacles and targets that can be destroyed. The Franchise mode has also received attention, with added features such as contract restructuring, improved trade mechanics, and deeper customization options.
For those eager to dive into the game early, pre-ordering the deluxe edition grants three-day early access, 4,600 Madden Points, both the last-gen and current-gen versions, and several other bonuses. Notably, pre-ordering the deluxe edition prior to July 22 unlocks a special player item from the AKA Ultimate Team Program.
While EA has provided detailed information about the features and enhancements for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC versions, there is still some uncertainty surrounding the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports. It remains to be seen how these editions will compare in terms of gameplay and visual fidelity. Excitement is building as fans eagerly await the release of Madden 24 and the opportunity to experience the next level of virtual football.