Madden 12 always seeks to mirror real life, and when it comes to concussions it will do so even more. In previous iterations of Madden, the game did feature concussions, but most times players were able to come back and play in the same game. This is not going to be the case in Madden 12 and any Madden game going forward. EA Sports President Peter Moore has said that it was “wrong” when the company’s “Madden” game would allow concussed players to return to the field in the following quarter.
According to Moore they have an obligation to the industry to recognize that brain injuries are one of the biggest on-field issues facing football at all levels right now. I will give EA Sports credit for this one, if it’s “in the game” it should be in the game. Now I know that a lot of you won’t be happy about this because from now on if your star quarterback gets a concussion more than likely he’s done and possibly for quite a while. My only issue here is how they are going to have the logic work consistently so that there aren’t too many concussions and that the severity of them varies enough. It would be bad if having one of your players get a concussion always knocked them out for three or four weeks for something classified as a mild concussion.
I guess this year it will be even more important to protect your QB from crushing hits and you might not want to have your RB’s take as many head on collisions. What do you guys think of the new change? Is it good or bad for the game?