Instead of featuring a current NFL superstar, the cover for Madden 23 features the late coach John Madden. This is the first time since Madden 2000 since the famous coach featured on the cover of his own game series.
John Madden sadly passed away late last year, so it’s fitting for him to be on the Madden 23 cover this year. EA Sports opted to put a younger version of the man on the cover to honor his legacy in the sport.
You can read more features about the game from the press release info posted down below.
- Cover: Coach Madden returns to the cover of Madden NFL 23 for the first time in more than 20 years. Coach is celebrated across three unique covers that highlight him as a broadcaster, NFL coach, and, in art created by Philly-based artist Chuck Styles, as a gaming icon on the digital only Madden NFL 23 All Madden Edition.
- Madden NFL 23 First Interactive Experience: Two versions of Coach Madden lead opposing teams of “All Madden” athletes facing off in the 1970s Oakland Coliseum. In addition, the unforgettable voice of Coach Madden returns during the game in remastered audio clips that callback to his legendary days as a broadcaster.
- Madden Day: June 1 is #MaddenDay, the original release date of John Madden Football in 1988. To celebrate the date, in addition to releasing the cover of Madden NFL 23, EA will officially dedicate a renovated field at the EA HQ in Redwood Shores “John Madden Field” in a ceremony with the EA CEO, members of the Madden family, EA employees and more.
More about Madden 23 will be revealed later this year.