EA has officially announced Madden NFL 25, launching on August 27. This year’s game will feature the Madden NFL 25 name when it launches in August, plus a new fan Cover Vote will pit the NFL’s greatest legends against today’s hottest stars. So just so we are clear, Madden NFL 14 will be called Madden NFL 25, this definitely won’t help on the naming convention. I mean seriously, what happens when they actually get to Madden 25? Maybe this signals a naming shift, they’ll stop numbering it and it will just be Madden like Apple did with the iPad.
While the name has changed, not everything has with the return of the Madden NFL Cover Vote across ESPN platforms and SportsNation, which will see the old school take on the new school for the historically-significant cover. A bracket of 32 all-time NFL greats will go head-to-head against one another, as will 32 modern NFL superstars, with the winners of each bracket facing off in the final round. Voting will start on Monday, March 11 on ESPN.com/MaddenVote, and fans can tune into a special edition of SportsNation at 4:00pm EST on ESPN2 for the live unveil of the brackets.
In a little bit of trivia, did you know that since its beginning as “John Madden Football,” the franchise has sold through approximately 99 million units and generated more than $3.7 billion in net revenue.
Madden NFL 25 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 for $59.99.