Madden 23: Release date, cover star, platforms, more

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Madden 23 is fast approaching, bringing the popular football sim into the next NFL season. Here’s everything we know about the game so far including the cover star, platforms, and more.

EA Sports’ annual American football gaming franchise, Madden, will be back in 2023. Each year, the company releases a new version of the game with upgraded gameplay features and up-to-date rosters.

With such a hectic NFL off-season full of superstar players being traded, many football fans will be eager to get their hands on the new title. Below is everything we know about the game so far.


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The Denver Broncos taking on the Las Vegas Raiders in Madden.

Madden 23 cover star

Madden 23’s cover will be of John Madden himself, who passed away in December 2021. The Super Bowl-winning coach and beloved color commentator has been the face of the franchise since its inception.

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To honor him and his legacy, EA has created three different covers of the upcoming game with him on them.

The announcement came on June 1, also known as Madden Day, in celebration of the game’s original release all the way back in 1988.

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The game’s “All Madden Edition” features art from Chuck Styles.

Madden 23 platforms

Madden 23 will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and on PC, but some features will only be available on Xbox Series S|X and PS5.

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Khalil Mack was traded to the Los Angeles Chargers from the Chicago Bears in the NFL’s 2022 offseason.

Madden 23 release date and trailer

The game will launch on August 19th worldwide.

You can check out the trailer below:

Madden 23 new gameplay features

EA is introducing a new system called FieldSENSE in Madden 23, and is calling it “a new foundation for consistent, ultra-realistic gameplay”. This uses branching animations which redefine the way players interact with each other in the air and on the ground using what EA is calling Hit Everything.

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Players can also expect 360 cuts for increased directional control, and a passing overhaul called Skill Based Passing which lets players direct and dictate the power of a pass.

There are also new broadcast-style features, like touchdown cameras, and improved player likenesses and body scans, while Face of the Franchise: The League returns with the addition of the cornerback position. Franchise Mode will also see improvements to Free Agency, Contracts, scouting, and Trade Logic.

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