As the 2019 NFL draft prepares to start, EA just dropped a commercial announcing that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is the new cover boy of Madden 20. The game is slated for an August 2nd release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the ability to pre-order the regular or Superstar Edition beforehand.
Also announced over at the PlayStation Blog are the top 5 new features in the game, including what appears to be EA dipping their toes lightly back into the College Football world:
1. Face of the Franchise: QB1 Career Campaign
The debut of a new career campaign added within the storied Madden NFL Franchise experience, Face of the Franchise: QB1 is centered on you. Begin by creating your QB and selecting from a series of NCAA Division 1 schools to compete in the College Football Playoff.
But that’s only the first step. Your story continues as you take part in the NFL Scouting Combine in order to boost your stock in the upcoming NFL Draft. Once drafted you will look to cement your legacy in the NFL as a Super Bowl champion and potential Hall of Fame candidate.
2. Superstar X-Factors
Every football game has a story to tell, and in every game in Madden NFL 20 you will feel like an NFL superstar. Each game will feel more unique thanks to select star players that have abilities to reflect what separates these superstars from the rest of the pack each Sunday. These abilities impact the game far beyond any individual rating you’ve seen in previous editions of Madden.
3. Scenario Engine
Every Franchise will feel more alive, with evolving story lines happening alongside every week of your NFL career. Every decision you make will impact what happens next as you compete for the ultimate NFL achievement: a Super Bowl victory. With Madden’s new Scenario Engine, you’ll experience football stories that were previously unavailable to tell.
4. Ultimate Team Missions
Think of Ultimate Team Missions as a roadmap to earning all of the programs and content that matter most to you in Ultimate Team. A new list of activities will be presented daily that will help you improve your Ultimate Team so you can spend more time dominating the competition and earning those sweet rewards along the way, whether it’s in Head-to-Head seasons or in the all-new Ultimate Challenges coming to Madden NFL 20.
5. Ultimate Challenges
A fresh spin on “solo” challenges, Ultimate Challenges allows you to play with your friends and earn rewards throughout the season. This community-requested feature makes its debut as players will be able to advance to as many challenges as they want, without having to back out to the main menu.