This week, Madden 23 players have been complaining about connectivity issues that have prevented them from playing the Franchise Mode, either because they are disconnected between matches or because they cannot open the game mode. It seems that this issue has been going on for a few days now, which has resulted in a certain amount of annoyance.
In light of this, EA has just come clean and admitted that 60% of players who lost franchise cloud save data on Madden 23 would not be able to retrieve it at all, with the company predicting that only 40% of this lost data is recoverable. This happened after a server problem kept players from logging in from December 28 to 29. The game servers were down for maintenance, and players who logged in during that period may have lost their progress.
Hey Franchise fans,
We have an update for you regarding your Franchise Leagues and FOTF saves.
Full Details: https://t.co/xIxGjqBdRE
— MaddenNFLDirect (@MaddenNFLDirect) December 31, 2022
First off, we are sorry that this happened. We know how important your franchises are to you and we are actively working on a fix to restore some files via a backup as soon as possible. However, not all affected leagues can be restored. The team is currently projecting around 40% of leagues to be recovered. We will communicate an updated timeline next week around the potential restoration of save files from a backup.”
This was simply the final nail in the coffin for the Madden series. Fans have heavily criticized the latest Madden because it seems like little more than Madden NFL 22 resold with updated rosters, an accusation that has been levelled against other EA Sports titles as well. As with previous installments, Madden NFL 23 has had its fair share of bugs, crashes, and other performance issues.
Let us know what you think of the game, and the controversy surrounding its issues, and weather how much do you think the company will be affected after this catastrophic incident.