In the years following the release of the Xbox 360 version of Madden NFL 25, the internet exploded with speculation about the future of the franchise.
There were even rumors that EA would release a new game after the Xbox One version of the game was released, but that never materialized.
It turns out that EA’s marketing department has a game in development.
According to Polygon, a new title called Madden NFL 2017 is in the works, with the game expected to be “as ambitious as the first two games.”
“Maddens NFL 2017 will be a fully fledged football game, set in a realistic, fast-paced NFL universe,” a release on the EA website reads.
“The team has worked tirelessly on developing a game that can be both a great showcase for EA’s new Franchise, and an even greater testament to the dedication of the Madden community.”
This is not the first time EA has had a Madden game on the backburner, however.
In fact, the company’s “The Sims 3” was also recently released for the Xbox Live Arcade.
EA also released a new online shooter, “Fate,” in 2013.
EA’s decision to put “Mann” on the Xbox platform comes on the heels of the release last week of the next generation of consoles, Xbox One X and Xbox One S. The next generation, codenamed Project Scorpio, is slated to release on June 24.
“MANN” is currently available on both platforms.
You can check out a look at some of the gameplay from the upcoming “Mammoth” game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Scorpio at the gallery below.
“We are very excited to be working with EA on a future-proof title for Xbox One,” said Paul Thurrott, senior director of product marketing for EA Sports, in a statement.
“EA’s Madden franchise is synonymous with innovation and excellence, and we believe the Madden franchise will be an integral part of our continued success moving forward.
We look forward to the exciting development of ‘Mann’ and the Madden experience on Xbox.”