Madden NFL 19 returns to PC for the first time in more than a decade

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Jun 11, 2018
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  1. Madden NFL is heading back to the PC. At its EA Play press conference this weekend ahead of the official start of E3 2018, EA announced that Madden NFL 19 will launch on August 10 for Windows PC in addition to its previously announced plans for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

    The last game in the franchise compatible with PC was Madden NFL 08 in the summer of 2007.

    Notably missing from the supported platform list is the Nintendo Switch. Producer Ben Haumiller told GameSpot that they always think about every platform out there, adding that it’s really a decision of what’s best for Madden, the team at EA and where they are going.

    Madden also skipped the Switch in 2017, making this the second year in a row that the popular football franchise won’t be available on Nintendo’s hybrid console.

    Haumiller said they would never rule out bringing a game to fans but they simply don’t have any current plans right now.

    Like last year’s offering, Madden NFL 19 will be powered by the Frostbite gaming engine.

    John Madden Football was recently inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame alongside other favorites like Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy VII and Spacewar!

    EA is planning at least two editions of the game – the standard edition and the Hall of Fame edition. Wide receiver Terrell Owens will grace the cover of the HOF edition, we’re told. No word yet on who gets the assignment for the standard edition.

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  2. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Addict Posts: 234   +136

    "Madden NFL 19 returns to PC for the first time in more than a decade"

    There was a NFL 19 on the PC 10+ years ago? ;)
     
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  3. Jroc187

    Jroc187 TS Enthusiast Posts: 25   +12

    hahaha good one = not
     
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  4. USAvenger

    USAvenger TS Booster Posts: 86   +86

    It's about time. I'm hoping that they don't release a buggy mess to start with.
     
  5. fl21289

    fl21289 TS Booster Posts: 69   +47

    LOL for $60... then it will drop to $40 within two months to then $25 by early next year. Sucks paying full price for a game that loses it's value so fast.
     
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,947   +2,432

    I'm glad they loose their value so fast! it's the only way a retiree can keep up!
     
  7. OcelotRex

    OcelotRex TS Guru Posts: 505   +261

    It's also likely to be available on Origins Access for $100 per year (or $15 per month) subscription. While that seems like a lot it will also include access to Fifa, NHL, and other sports titles. For the price of less than 2 EA sports titles at launch you can have Access to all of them annually.
     
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  8. OcelotRex

    OcelotRex TS Guru Posts: 505   +261

    Here is hoping there is PS4/Xbox1 crossplay along with matchmaking.
     
  9. SirChocula

    SirChocula TS Maniac Posts: 161   +165

    No. Just no thanks to EA.
     
  10. jobbones

    jobbones TS Rookie

    This was important 10 years ago! too little, too late EA.
     

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