Madden NFL 22 is an American football video game based on the National Football League (NFL), developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. All-new features in Franchise include staff management, an enhanced scenario engine, and weekly strategy. Share avatar progress and player class between Face of The Franchise and The Yard with unified progression. And for the first time ever in Ultimate Team, adjust Superstar X-Factors at halftime.
It is an installment of the long-running Madden NFL series, and was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on August 20, 2021. Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers both make their second appearance on the cover. Like recent previous installments of the series the game received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the attempts to improve Franchise mode but criticism at glitches and the lack of innovation elsewhere.
In previous years, the series had received specific criticism towards the lack of features and updates to the franchise mode, especially when compared to the likes of previous installments from older generations of consoles like Madden NFL 2005. EA released a statement saying Madden 22 would feature “more detailed staff management and skill tree progression systems, with comprehensive weekly game strategy that integrates into player’s gameplan” and will have various other updates added throughout the NFL season.
Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis return as the game’s commentators from recent installments. The game will also feature a “home field advantage” system, with each stadium giving the home team a certain ability once enough momentum credit is built up, such as opposing teams’ stamina being drained faster at Empower Field at Mile High or offensive audibles possibly not going through at Arrowhead Stadium. Madden 22 is the second time in the franchise’s history two players shared the cover, after Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald were on the cover of Madden NFL 10.