EA revealed the Madden 24 cover athlete — Josh Allen — on Wednesday, with the game’s official trailer also going live. Fans are eagerly awaiting more information about the game, which could see some notable changes from last year’s edition.
The game won’t be available to play for couple more months, but that doesn’t mean the anticipation can’t start to build right now. Once training camps get underway, the Madden 24 release date will be right around the corner, and regular season NFL games won’t be far behind.
Fans have been demanding meaningful year-to-year changes to the game by EA. Is this the year major additions are made?
Here’s what you need to know about Madden 24, including a release date, trailer, and how to access the game early.
Madden 24 release date
- Date: August 18, 2023
Madden 24 is tentatively hoping to hit the shelves on August 18, 2023. That lines up with the previous two Madden releases, which occurred on Aug. 19 in 2022 and Aug. 20 in 2021.
That said, Madden 24 was formally launched on June 7, when Josh Allen was revealed to be the cover athlete for the latest version of the game. A trailer for it was also revealed.
Madden 24 trailer
The Madden 24 trailer was officially released by EA on the morning of Wednesday, June 7. You can watch the full video of it below.
Madden 24 price
- PS4, Xbox One, PC: TBD ($59.99 for standard edition in 2022)
- PS5, Xbox Series S/X: TBD ($69.99 for standard edition in 2022)
While prices have not yet been revealed for Madden 24, the expectation is that tiered pricing will remain with the game costing a bit more for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X users.
Fans should also pay attention to special editions of the game that could allow early access to gameplay. Last year, the All-Madden edition of Madden 23 was available for $99.99 and allowed fans to play the full game three days before the release date. Users similarly were able to take advantage of early access by purchasing MVP or Dynasty editions of Madden 22 in 2021.
Madden 24 player ratings
Madden 24 player ratings have not yet been revealed. The ratings for Madden 23 were released during the week of July 18, so a mid-July reveal seems most likely.
Madden 24 new features
EA Sports’ announcement on June 7 also included the reveal of some new features fans can expect to see.
A new tackling system will “highlight mismatches” and include several different types of tackles, including leg-wrap tackles.
Passing is now “more fluid,” allowing quarterbacks to throw to receivers on the run without breaks in momentum. Catching improvements have been made as well, with dive catching returning to the game.
EA says ball-carrying has been upgraded, with players becoming “more receptive to avoiding the defender.” Meanwhile, fumbles have been enhanced to differentiate between open-field recoveries and recoveries with multiple players fighting for the ball to make the scenario more realistic.
Interestingly, celebrations have been expanded in Madden 24. Players who make a play that has a major impact on a game will show more emotion post-play, even if the moment is a key third down stop.
EA has also added 500 more plays across the 32 team playbooks.
In Franchise Mode, 25 new mini games have been added while fifth-year options and more trade flexibility are also new additions.
There had been indications EA could make some notable changes to the game this year. Insider Gaming reported in February that this is considered a “make or break” edition of the game and said EA has “big plans,” so the company is certainly hoping Madden 24’s new features will convince frustrated fans it’s worth the price.
Outside of gameplay, EA already announced that fans who lost their saved files during an update in December can purchase Madden 24 at half price.
Last year’s new features included FieldSENSE, which improved animations, and a few additions to franchise mode.
What consoles is Madden 24 on?
EA isn’t expected to pull Madden from older consoles just yet, so the game will likely be supported on the same consoles as it was last year.
Barring a surprise, these consoles are expected to support Madden 24:
- Xbox Series X
- Xbox Series S
- Xbox One
- Xbox One X
- Xbox One S
- PlayStation 5
- PlayStation 4 Pro
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 4 Slim
Madden 24 cover
Josh Allen was revealed to be the cover athlete for Madden 24. His selection marks the first ever for a Bills player; it will also be the first time in three years that a Madden game has placed an individual player on the cover.