EA Sports revealed the latest iteration of the Madden football franchise will release on Aug. 27 in a post on the Madden website. The brief post suggests the game could be titled Madden 25.
The announcement on the website merely states “Madden 25 Coming Soon” and promises more details for Madden 25 are soon to follow.
Madden 14 is not mentioned anywhere in the posting.
The potential Madden 25 title could refer to a special rebranding of the exclusive NFL simulation in honor of the 25th anniversary. It could also indicate a completely separate title to complement the regular Madden offering.
John Madden Football originally released in 1988 for the Apple II before a version for the PC and Commodore 64 came out in 1989. The first game in the Madden franchise featured no NFL license and no actual players.
The series hitting the 25 year milestone could result in extra goodies for football gamers. It remains to be seen what the EA Sports team has in store for the new Madden. Sean Gibson wrote up his wishlist for Madden 14 in October after spending plenty of time with Madden 13.
In other football news, Super Bowl XLVII is taking place on Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will be fighting for the NFL championship.
Gaming Illustrated simulated the game using Madden 13 to predict a winner. The result was a victory for the Ravens, as the team defeated the 49ers 24-17.
UPDATE: EA Sports has officially announced Madden 25 will be released on Aug. 27. The next installment of Madden will be named Madden 25 rather than Madden 14. The game is expected to lay the groundwork for the next 25 years of the football franchise. Fans will be able to vote between legends and current NFL stars in a cover vote being held on the ESPN website. Madden 25 will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3. It appears a PC version will not be released.