Another year, another E3. It’s a magical time of year where developers, publishers, and awkward celebrities take to the stage to present world premiere footage and in-depth looks at all the hottest upcoming video games. Electronic Arts kicked off the festivities this year, but with the Star Wars: Battlefront II debacle of last fall giving them an endless amount of negative backlash, were they able to finally win back their fans? Continue reading
At EA’s annual E3 press conference earlier this afternoon, the brand new single-player story for Madden NFL 18 was revealed. Titled “Longshot” it tells the story of a young man named Devin Wade and his journey into the world of professional football. A cinematic story isn’t something you normally think of when you hear the word “Madden”, so it should be interesting to see how it plays out. With talent like Mahershala Ali, Scott Porter, and Dan Marino lending their likenesses to the game, Madden NFL 18 is shaping up to be an interesting new direction for the franchise. In fact, Andrew Wilson (CEO of EA) declared that it’s “the most innovative Madden we’ve done in over a decade”.
If you want to see just how far that innovation has gone, you can play the game when it releases on August 25th, 2017.
– Zack Burrows