Madden’s latest NFL mode this year is called “The Yard” and it’s a backyard charm that EA Sports says will include the kind of “fast, small gameplay” of football fans found on NFL Street and others. arcade style titles.
The yard will offer more than just six people football with a game of tricks and variations of the rules. Players will create an avatar, transport it through a progressive system that wins XP and awards, and customize their appearance and equipment in a constantly refreshing “Style Zone”. This character is the star of a story mode called “The Yard: Underground”
The Yard and The Yard: Underground will have a shared inventory, progression and currency in the game. EA is clearly trying to boost commitment with its free to play Madden NFL Mobile app after starting the main game. The games in The Yard will be played in accordance with the user’s home rules, which allow things like double passes, bonuses for certain types of games and the like.
It’s a bit reminiscent of what EA Sports’ FIFA 20 I tried Volta Football, a street football / storytelling mode and a personalized superstar. Volta Football performed well against its goals, but the regime did not have as much of an impact on a community that was otherwise engrossed in the Football Ultimate Team and the deep range of careers in the game.
Madden NFL 20 last year, he introduced The Face of the Franchise, which gave a narrative preamble to the single-player career mode. But the customization of the player is not as deep as what The Yard points out, and there is an online component for it. In 2017, the first chapter of Madden NFL 18The Longshot story included backyard mini-games, but they were limited to this mode. Longshot ended after its sequel in Madden NFL 19,,
“We wanted to create a new way for players to express themselves and take advantage of small country football in an arcade style that is completely new to Madden,” Madden NFL executive producer Sean Graddy said in a statement. “Players will delve into the all-new gameplay of mobile devices and consoles that will enliven backyard football, where NFL players and fans have grown up in love, where the rules are relaxed and you can win with respect.”
Madden NFL 21 launches on August 28 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Versions for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Google Stadia will follow later.