Madden NFL 13 Title Update #2 Drops Tomorrow, EA Sports Looking Into Allowing Player/Roster Editing In Connected Careers
EA has confirmed that the first post release patch for Madden 13 will in deed be on time. The patch arrives for PS3 and Xbox 360 tomorrow, September 11th, which was previously put out as a tentative date. EA Sports has not provided a complete list of what fixes and/or improvements the patch will bring though we do know a few things. What we can tell you upfront is that there aren’t likely to be a lot of fixes based on feedback that the team has received since release since the majority of the things in this patch were developed before the game even hit retail.
As I said, we don’t have a full list of what the update will bring and/or fix but we do know that the update will include something called an “Instant Starter” option for created “Players” in Connected Careers, several stability fixes, and improvements to the Game Face feature. The Instant Starter option will be a welcome addition for those of you struggling to get to the top of the depth chart but that’s not the biggest piece of news.
EA Sports gave upset fans reason to hope when they released an official statement about the possibility of introducing the ability for gamers to edit players in Connected Careers mode through a patch:
The development team is currently exploring the potential option to include additional functionality (player editing) in Madden NFL 13 in an upcoming title update. We’ll update you with more information in the coming weeks after the team has time to investigate and assess the situation.
So it seems that EA has heard the angry feedback on the loss of this and other capability and while some things like the Fantasy Draft are probably just not possible, things like Player Editing seem completely in the realm of doable. The fact that EA would release a statement bringing up the possibility tells me that they are pretty confident it can be done. They aren’t the kind of team that puts themselves in a position where they can’t deliver. While it’s not full confirmation that the capability will be introduced, I would guess that there’s a 99% chance that it will and that we could see it sometime in October as they would probably wrap it in with the first big set of fixes based on post release feedback.
With all that said, we want to hear from you. Hit up the comments and let us know what you think about this latest piece of info that player editing may in fact make its way into Madden 13.