But longtime fans still resented the lack of attention to Franchise mode, whose latest significant upgrade came from 2016. Tweeting beneath the hashtag #FixFranchise after Madden NFL 21's start caught the attention of EA Tiburon developers, who asserted that the three rounds of Franchise upgrades culminating in Thursday's patch.
EA is set to release a new update for Madden NFL 21 which will address a different longstanding issue with Franchise mode, making player trades easier to understand and much more realistic. Since its launch last year, the most recent edition in the NFL sim has been met with a mixed reception from fans and critics. Some have even called for the NFL to drop EA and put another company responsible for video game adaptations because of a perceived lack of advancement in the show over the past couple of years.