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Madden 22 prepared to make an impact at EA Play Live

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Madden 22 may be looming on the autumn horizon, but we could finally be in store for some news at EA Play Live.

Here's everything we know about how to watch EA Play Live, and just what we might find out about Madden 22.


When is EA Play Live?

EA Play Live was initially expected to take place during E3 on the weekend of June 12, 2021.

However, Electronic Arts have no officially announced that EA Play Live will take place on July 22, 2021.

A time and length for the event was not yet revealed, but it could be a long show with so many games under the EA umbrella now.


How to watch?

The good news is that, due to the digital nature of the event, it shouldn't be difficult at all for gamers to watch and enjoy it in full.

EA is expected to release live streams of EA Play Live through all their social media channels.

While details are still unclear, we can likely expect reveal trailers and new information about major EA Sports titles like FIFA 22, EA Sports PGA Tour, and several others.

Madden 22

Madden 22 will be the first title in the long-running NFL franchise to simultaneously release on both current gen and next gen platforms.

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NEXT STEPS: How can Madden 22 continue to improve?

While Madden 21 did make the leap to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, it only did so after the game's initial release on current gen.

We should get more details during EA Play Live about continued next gen improvements, as well as a trailer or possibly a cover athlete reveal.


Ultimate Team

In a recent conference call, EA COO Blake Jorgensen said Ultimate Team growth "was up 30%" in last quarter.

With constant updates, and the company pushing users to spend a little extra to boost their team, it's no surprise that EA will still be committed to it when Madden 22 arrives.

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THE ULTIMATE: We won't see Ultimate Team leaving any time soon

We should see more innovation of the game mode by the time Madden 22 arrives, but we'll also have new events and promos post-launch to keep the game thriving.


Franchise Mode

One of the biggest hopes for many Madden 22 fans has stemmed from the growth of the #FixMaddenFranchise movement.

Madden 22 Franchise Mode is already expected to be adding coaching depth with the return of coordinators, but there could be more to come.

On top of potential trailers and reveals at EA Play Live, we might hear more about exactly how Franchise Mode will improve for Madden 22.

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