This announcement comes in response to Mut 22 coins a report from Sports Gamers Online that EA has decided to stop any further franchise mode updates for Madden 22. It cites IGN's chat with Madden 22 executive producer Seann Graddy. She said the content roadmap for this year is "slightly more modest than previous years of the past" since the team is focused on a handful of key areas instead of trying to launch features on the level of Superstar KO, a well-received arcade mode introduced during Madden 20.
"I would say [the roadmap is] probably slightly less ambitious than years past because we're focused on a couple of key areas of Madden 22 and also getting started up on Madden 23 in a big manner," Graddy said at the time. "So I'm going to stick with the same thing we've stated over the past few years that we're a live service and we'll keep updating this game. However, we're not planning to talk about a brand-new mode."
The report received attention in part due the fact that franchise mode is a thorny issue for some Madden fans. The roadmap that was promised originally came in response to the #fixmaddenfranchise hashtag that was circulated on Twitter in the middle of 2020. It was initiated following reports that EA wasn't planning improvements to franchise mode .
Since this time, EA has released new commissioner tools as well as other upgrades with a major overhaul of their scouting systems. Madden 22 also added an expanded scenario engine, cutscenes in season and coaching skills trees. Fans continue to discuss the various areas in which franchise mode has the potential to improve compared to other franchises, ranging because of the lack of personalization to the myriad bugs.
Although EA Sports wouldn't provide any additional information, it is possible that additional improvements remain on the table for the next year at some point. The changes could include improvements to franchise relocation that were promised in the initial plan to buy Madden 22 coins. Expect more details in 2022.