The much-requested replace to Madden 22’s tackle scouting has been delayed to mid-October, after it was initially slated to launch throughout September.
EA shared particulars concerning the upcoming scouting replace as a part of a deep dive on the Madden web site, stating that it wanted extra time to make sure that the characteristic was absolutely prepared for followers to expertise.
“You will need to our workforce that we ship what you request at high quality,” says EA. “We’re taking the time to make sure scouting is polished with some extra testing and scouting shall be obtainable to all gamers as a part of a Title Replace coming in mid-October.”
This may occasionally come as a blow to followers who’ve been ready for the characteristic for the reason that sport’s launch again in August. Not like many updates that combine seamlessly, EA’s scouting characteristic would require followers to restart their franchise from scratch after the replace is utilized. With out this restart, the brand new scouting options is not going to be obtainable. Followers at the moment enjoying Madden 22 can nonetheless start a brand new franchise with the sport’s current legacy scouting characteristic enabled.
When it does launch, the brand new scouting mannequin will look to ship on a lot of group requests. Scouting will start in week one the place gamers shall be launched to the present draft class and might begin to plan out their scouting strategy for the season.
Throughout scouting, gamers may have management over their scouting division and can be capable of rent, hearth, and re-assign scouts to get probably the most out of their workforce. Scouts can then be directed towards totally different areas of the sport’s scouting map in order that followers can get probably the most out of their scouting expertise. EA offers an instance of how this would possibly look in-game to point out how gamers can finest use their scouts to their benefit.
“For instance, if one of many strengths of the Southeast area is cornerbacks, be sure you assign the scout that has the experience in scouting cornerbacks to reap probably the most advantages,” explains EA. “You’re answerable for optimizing your 5 scouts that can assist you discover these draft gems.”
The writer additionally acknowledged within the publish that micromanaging a scouting workforce won’t essentially be to everybody’s tastes. For these not inquisitive about scouting to the identical diploma, gamers will be capable of decide right into a “set it and neglect it” fashion expertise that permits gamers to maneuver ahead with their franchise with out penalty in the event that they select to not work together with the scouting characteristic.
Along with giving followers management over a full scouting division, the brand new replace will even embody in-depth scouting stories, information content material that can impression gamers’ positions on an in-game media board, and mock drafts offering a snapshot of who groups are inquisitive about all through the season. Specializing in gamers throughout a scouting window will permit followers to unlock extra about their profile and provides an extra indication over whether or not the participant is price signing.
For extra on the newest instalment of Madden, ensure that to take a look at our assessment of the sport. Alternatively, you may try the sport’s Face of the Franchise: All Entry trailer under.
Jared Moore is a contract author for IGN. You possibly can observe him on Twitter.