EA Sports Madden 20 improving and the ́Madden curse ́ is back


Jared Alley, writer

EA Sports Madden 20, released on June 14, 2019 is a football game based on the National Football League.


The video game was developed by EA Tiburon and issued by Electronic Arts. It was made for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The first Madden release was in 1988.


Madden NFL was previously known as John Madden Football until 1993. The game is named after Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and commentator John Madden.


Kansas Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is featured on the cover. Mahomes put up electric numbers in his first full season as starting quarterback. The second year player led the NFL in passing yards with 5,097 and 50 touchdown passes.  He lead Kansas City to a 12-4 record.


Fans are excited when the new Madden game is released every year. The game, like any software or other games always find ways to improve. Bug fixes and updates is how a game keeps up to the present time.


EA Sports is still working with ways to limit the glitches and game crashes.


Differences from the previous Madden 19 are very small visibly.


The graphics look very similar to Madden 19 but glitches and slow play have improved. Glitches are going to happen in a game. You can ́t stop that but you can always limit them.

NFL fans suspected that being the cover athlete of the game is a curse. The curse can be two things. Suffer an injury or have a down season from the previous one.


In 2004, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick had a fractured fibula and missed all but five games.


In 2007, Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander rushing total was 896 yards after he ran for a whopping 1,880 the previous season.


Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis was the cover of 2012. He missed a half-dozen games that season due to injury and became a backup for the rest of his career.


Mahomes was injured in a week seven victory over the Denver Broncos with a dislocated kneecap in the first half.


Madden 20 is improving and so are the future NFL games. EA Sports is always finding new ways to make the game the way the fans want it.