Madden NFL 20 is this year’s entry in the long running Football simulation. I was able to give it a whirl while at the Xbox Showcase press event during E3 2019 that I attended. The developers looked a bit lonely at the station and I had sadly missed EA Play this year.
That’s usually the event where I get to give the game a play at. I sat down, and setup a couple of matches to play. The initial play was just warm weather based and a more traditional match with sped up quarters to make the games quick.
The game feels largely the same, with various finer points adjusted. It does continue the same sort of high quality visuals with the gorgeous Xbox One X enhancement it featured.
They did note that there’s more of a style to make the stars stand out, this includes the animation features as well. The immersive breaks have also been cut down, it feels a bit faster overall. The game in general feels similar, yet more polished in general. After finishing up the first match I selected one with snow to get something different, that element of weather didn’t appear to be touched. I wish there was more to report details wise, but it largely did feel like the next iteration and that’s fine. A cleaner, quicker and generally smooth update.
I was told that the whole narrative driven mode was being dropped in favor of an enhanced QB1 career mode where you go through one of the college teams that they were able to license and make your way to the big leagues. It was noted as more of a personal experience. That’s all for Madden NFL 20, at least for now. Check out our E3 2019 hub for additional coverage from the event.
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