Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

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Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

Are you ready for some fleeceball? Madden NFL 25 for iOS has an in-app purchase option that costs $99.99.

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Madden NFL 25 made its iOS debut yesterday, with a price tag that probably caused some initial elation among fans of the series: it’s free. The last Madden title cost $6.99 for the iPhone version and $9.99 for iPad, and previous games in the series were similarly priced.

Turns out Madden NFL 25 isn’t free, but freemium: unless you’re willing to pony up for in-game cash (by way of in-app purchases, or IAP), you’ll have a limited playbook for solo games and almost no chance of winning multiplayer matches against better-equipped players.

Indeed, the game is less about making plays on the gridiron than it is about building your roster, playbook, and energy level — all of which require cash. Prices for EA’s bundles start at $1.99 for 8 game dollars and soar to $99.99 for 700 game dollars.

Purchasing players and plays is optional; in theory you can compete without any extras, but you need energy in order to play — not an entire game, but each drive. You’re given 10 energy points from the start; once you’ve burned through th… [Read more]

Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?


Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

 

Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

 

Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

 

Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

 

Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

Did EA drop the ball with Madden NFL 25 for iOS?

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