The currently live early access period for Madden 22 extended

Following a less-than-stellar launch of Madden 21 last year, Electronic Arts appears to be taking a little more care with its product for 2021

Following a less-than-stellar launch of Madden 21 last year, Electronic Arts appears to be taking a little more care with its product for 2021. In an effort to better address player complaints, the developer has taken a large amount of player feedback into consideration for madden 22 coins. Unfortunately, technical difficulties have caused things to get off to yet another shaky start, though this does not appear to be a problem on any of the platforms for which the game is currently available.

Early access for Madden 22 has already begun, with gamers being promised a total of 10 hours of playtime before the trial period expires on June 30th. However, for EA Play members on Xbox consoles and Game Pass Ultimate members, this has not been possible due to a technical glitch that erases any remaining trial time whenever a player exits the game. For the time being, EA and Xbox are attempting to rectify the situation by providing those affected with unlimited playtime in early access until 11:59 p. m. ET on Tuesday, August 17. According to MaddenNFLDirect, a summary of the announcement was posted to Twitter, and the full announcement can be found on EA Answers HQ.

Despite the fact that this issue is not present across all forms of the early access trial, it does not bode well for Madden NFL 22 Coins, especially after the game's predecessor was plagued by bugs during its launch. The release of Madden 21 was met with such acrimony that a significant portion of the player base demanded that EA abandon its property entirely. Although EA appears to have taken steps to avoid a repeat of this disaster, the memory of it is still fresh enough in players' minds that it may have an impact on how forgiving they are this time around.

Despite the enormous popularity and revenue that EA Sports titles generate, there is a significant portion of the player base that is dissatisfied with the way the games are developed. In an effort to make as much money as possible by doing the bare minimum, one of the most common complaints is that little effort is made to improve these annual releases in order to maximize profits. This line of thinking is likely to be more prevalent in the Madden community now than it has ever been before, especially in the wake of the disastrous Madden 21 launch. Perhaps, as a result of EA's mistakes with Madden 22, this Xbox bug is more of a reflection on the hardware than it is on the actual game itself.

Gameplay improvements in Madden 22, such as the Dynamic Gameday features and Next Gen Stats overhaul, have already been demonstrated, and EA has also provided players with a glimpse of some major changes in the Madden 22 Franchise as well. Scouting is the most important update for Franchisees, and the company has recently gone into greater detail about it. There are some significant enhancements to Madden's scouting feature, including position scouting, regional focus, and other features, but players won't be able to test them out when Madden 22 launches for the first time.


It has been decided to extend the currently live early access period for Madden 22 on Xbox in response to some technical issues that have prevented players from fully enjoying the trial. In just a few days after early access ends, EA Sports' latest installment in the massively popular sports franchise will be released on August 20, according to a press release.