Despite tepid reception, it seems the game is doing well.
The time to play with the virtual pigskin is once again here with Madden NFL 21. The annual sports title once again brings you America’s favorite sport as real sports are still in a strange place among our current COVID-infested hell. One criticism of these types of games is always the lack of innovation, something understandable considering the quick turnaround they must have. But it seems this year’s entry has struck a negative chord with many, being reviewed lower than usual, with online user scores being brutal (we were a bit kinder on the game, though there’s definitely some stagnation). But it doesn’t seem to have had any real impact, as many are still playing the game.
The official Twitter posted some stats, bragging that already over 460K seasons have been played. There’s a variety of other things here such as 49%+ player engagement vs last year’s entry, as well as favorite quarterbacks and team. Between being the only official NFL game in town, plus the lack of real American football on TV, seems no amount of bad feelings could slow this one down.
Madden NFL 21 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and will come to the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The game is also set to have some minor changes to franchise mode come November, which you can read more about through here.
🤯 Over 460K seasons have already been completed in #Madden21 by players‼️
— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) September 3, 2020