Game coming August 23, cover athlete coming on May 12.
Madden NFL 17 has been officially announced by EA sports and the game will be launching right around the same time the previous versions had been released in recent years. Coming on August 23, EA Sports says it will be announcing who the cover athlete is going to be later this week.
The company has taken the rather unusual step of not putting the cover athlete up to a vote. Whoever the company has chosen to adorn the cover of Madden 17 will be announced on ESPN on May 12. This will be the first time since 2009 the publisher has been the one to determine who will grace the cover.
As has been the case for the last couple of years, the game will be available for the Xbox One, the PS4, the Xbox 360 and the PS3. While Madden NFL 17 is going to be officially available on all those platforms on August 23, 2016 it will be available on EA Access for the Xbox One a few days earlier. In the meantime check out our review of Madden NFL 16 in order to get a taste of what might be coming.