EA embraces memes in Madden 18 with GOAT edition, Tom Brady is the cover boy
May 12, 20171 min read
With all the Super Bowls he's won, it's hard to imagine this is the first time Tom Brady has been featured on the cover of Madden. What better time than after an improbable comeback: down 28-3 in the third quarter to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime. The rally cemented Brady in many people's minds as one of the all-time greats, or in hip young meme-speak, "G.O.A.T."
Madden 18 releases just prior to the season on August 25, 2017. For the first time in series history, the game will run on the Frostbite Engine (presumably Frostbite 3), allowing for "stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes" according to the product description on Amazon. Also, a short clip in the trailer possibly suggests a story-based career mode like those in the NBA 2k series.