It's already time to take a look ahead at Madden 23 and consider what EA Sports could be bringing to the table with the next chapter in this longstanding franchise.
A beautiful tribute to the creator of the game John Madden has been created by a fan. This fan-made cover for Madden 23 would be a perfect way to honor him.
Here's what we know so far about Madden 23 and when you can expect to learn more about the upcoming title.
Latest - Fan-made Madden 23 Cover
Obviously, we won't know for some time what the official Madden 23 cover will be. However, a fan took it upon himself to create a cover featuring the late John Madden.
John Madden is responsible for the entire franchise and it's only right that he's honored after his passing in December of 2021.
To check out the fan-made cover and other ways John Madden could be honored in Madden 23, head here. We'll be sure to keep you updated with any new Madden 23 news.
Madden 23 Release Date
As of right now, the expected Madden 23 release date is Friday, August 19, 2022.
While still unconfirmed, this would line up perfectly with the timing that was chosen with the release of Madden 22.
Exact release dates have varied over the years, but the launch of Madden is always closely tied to the start of the NFL season, and this year they decided to launch Madden 22 a few weeks before the season began.
We can likely expect an early September opening game for the NFL in 2022, and going with another late-August Friday launch makes perfect sense considering they soaked up some NFL preseason hype along with hype as the regular season began.
We should learn about the official release date for Madden 23 in June or July, and it will likely be revealed at the same time as the next cover athlete or athletes.
Reveal Trailer, Platforms, Price, and Editions
The official reveal trailer for Madden 22 arrived on June 17, 2021, and one year before we saw the reveal trailer for Madden 21 premiere on June 16, 2020.
Looking ahead to next year, we're expecting the Madden 23 reveal trailer to arrive on June 16, 2022, and it'll likely bring lots of other news at the same time.
One big question that remains for Madden 23 is whether EA Sports is ready to move on from the "current gen" of Xbox One and PS4, as the title has released separately on those and next gen PS5 and Xbox Series X|S platforms for two years now.
For price, we don't expect things to vary much from last year, so Madden 23 is likely to be just $59.99 for a Standard Edition on PS4 or Xbox One (if released) and $69.99 for a Standard Edition on next gen.
They'll likely have at least one Deluxe Edition, potentially continuing with the combo of an MVP Edition and Dynasty Edition featuring Early Access and other rewards, likely priced between $99.99 and $119.99.
Madden 23 will likely be available to pre order once announced, and that's also when we're sure to learn the official word on price, platforms, and editions.
Cover Athlete Predictions
With Madden 22 changing things up by doing a dual-cover featuring Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes as repeat cover athletes, it's hard to know for sure what direction they'll take with Madden 23.
While the Madden 23 cover could shake things up, it seems like the right time for them to try something a bit more classic, and a few names look to be in the running.
If they decide to stick to the quarterback and repeat themes of late, we could see another cover for Lamar Jackson or perhaps a first for veterans Russell Wilson or even Matthew Stafford.
If a non-QB is where they're headed, the primary standout stars right now look to be Cooper Kupp or Travis Kelce, both of which would be very strong picks as Madden 23 cover athlete.