Madden NFL 12: Details about ‘Online Communities’ released
EA sports took a lot of flak regarding its neglect of the Online Franchise feature in Madden NFL 12. They have instead focused on “online communities”. What exactly does this feature mean for football fans? How does it impact the Online Franchise feature? There was quite a swarm of questions regarding this new feature. Thankfully, EA clued us in with some details lately. The good news: Madden NFL 12 will allow up to 2000 gamers to make or hook up with a community where they can arrange head to head matches. All matches will be tracked and ranked on a Leaderboard and thge results of recent matches will be available to view by the Community.
So what’s the big deal? What makes this set up different is that the Community creator can make “house rules” unique to that particular community. This includes editing single game options to apply to Community head to head games. This is quite a welcome change for Madden NFL 12 since it gives players a measure of choice regarding which community to join and, by extension, which rules to follow. This way, you get to compete on terms you’re okay with. Ranked team play is now possible with online communities. The twist is that instead of competing with members within your community, you and some other community players represent your community by going head to head with members of other communities. This is an awesome development. Madden NFL 12 is shaping up to be quite a franchise improvement.