EA forecasts potential changes to its upcoming content schedule.
Madden NFL 23's Ultimate Team weekly schedule could see some disruption this week as Hurricane Ian makes its way towards Florida, home of developer EA Tiburon.
Madden Ultimate Team released its content schedule on Twitter at the start of this week, alerting players to content drops for AKA, Team of the Week, Gridiron Guardians, Team Diamonds, and Legends along with three planned streaming slots for Good Morning Madden. However, the announcement also came with a warning: “Content is subject to change or experience delays due to Hurricane Ian.”
Content is subject to change or experience delays due to Hurricane Ian.
Any and all updates or changes will be noted here or @MaddenNFLDirect. pic.twitter.com/81BwGWv4By
— Madden Ultimate Team (@EASPORTS_MUT) September 26, 2022
At the time of writing, EA's expected content schedule for Madden 23 remains in place but the studio promises to share any updates or changes to these plans on Twitter via MaddenNFLDirect.
Hurricane Ian is projected to make landfall in western Florida in the coming days. As reported by Forbes, Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on Saturday ahead of the storm's anticipated arrival as he urged all residents to listen to local officials and prepare for high winds and torrential rain, issuing a warning for potential flooding, power outages and evacuations across the state.
Madden 23 was released on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC on August 19 and is EA's latest attempt to firmly establish the franchise on the current generation of consoles — and bring some shine back to its faded legacy as well, promising some serious upgrades to its franchise mode and long-awaited gameplay changes (and that the game would actually work).
IGN's review of Madden NFL 23 notes that the latest installment in the long-running series “provides a glimpse of a light at the end of the tunnel with a handful of smart enhancements to animations, AI, and passing mechanics that make subtle but meaningful improvements to the moment-to-moment football on the field,” but “still has a long way to go to catch up with other sports sims.”
Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.