EA's long-running soccer simulation series continues to sell well, despite obvious criticism from what sounds like the majority of its player base. The franchise's latest iteration, Madden NFL 21, attracted significant complaints from players, giving the game a egregiously low score on Metacritic. The name's glitched physics, many gameplay bugs and an overall perceived lack of polish at launch led it to be listed among the most disappointing games of 2020, together with fans at the same point becoming the hashtag NFLDropEA to fad on Twitter.
Upon further review, one of the sections under job requirements asks for just two decades of experience working on"Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo game consoles" While it might not be too far to go off of, previous similar job listings at EA haven't mentioned Nintendo as part of their standards. The last time that the series needed a presence on any Nintendo platform was Madden NFL 13 about the Wii U. Back in 2018, EA had stated they did not plan on bringing the show to the Change, but the industry giant is apparently changing its tune using the hybrid system.
Should the theory supporting the work listing be accurate, it would signal a continuous shift in the connection between the big N and Electronic Arts, with several of its franchises becoming available on the portable console. The company has ported its free-to-play battle royale name Apex Legends to Change. Muddy graphics, poor textures, and lowered framerates have turned off many fans from attempting to play the fast-paced FPS on the platform.