Since all of EA’s games are moving to the Frostbite engine will we see another Madden game come to the PC?
EA did a interview back in July and stated that the reason why they stopped porting Madden to PC was because of poor sales. The last Madden game to release on PC was Madden 08 back in 2007. It’s come up to 10 years since we’ve seen a Madden game on PC.
EA’s excuse is lack of sales, but PC gaming has evolved so much since then. Steam has exploded to be the number 1 PC gaming platform by a very large margin. Nothing comes close and I believe that a Madden game would make the top selling games list on Steam if it were to be released.
Madden 08 was a okay Madden game. It got decent review scores from major review sites back then, but it wasn’t the best Madden game. It’s poor sales on PC prove that, but it’s been heavily modded for 9 years now because of the lack of Madden games that we have on PC.
EA said that they’re open to the idea because the Frostbite Engine makes it easier for them to port games and I’m really hoping that they give it some serious thought because I’m not going to buy a console to play my sports games anymore. I’m done with console gaming so if I have to miss out on my Madden games I’ll just have to accept it. The last Madden game I played was 15 and it was good, but lacked a lot of features.
When consider how much Steam has grown in the last 10 years it would be crazy not to take advantage of it and make more games on it. Even if you don’t use Steam it would still sale in my opinion. I think Origin is a great platform too. Most people hate it because it’s EA’s version of Steam, but I have no problems with it. I own over 20 games on Origin.
Give Madden another shot on PC. It’s been too long and I think it would sell well on PC. It won’t outsell it’s console counterparts, but I think it would do well enough to become a regular thing on PC. What do you think? Should Madden come to PC?