Madden 08 Patch to be Released Tommorrow Morning

Although the NFL season is in it’s last weeks, the folks over at EA Sports are calling it far from over for it’s Madden 08 franchise as they will be releasing a patch for the PS3 version of the game Tuesday morning.

The patch is definitely a good sign that EA and Tiburon are constantly trying to improve their game even though the football season is close to it’s end. One of the highlights of the patch is that the Online Game Reporting has been fixed to accurately report games scores and statistics seeing as some gamers have apparently had trouble with the game not recording these statistics properly.

This new patch is not only for the Online Mode, but also is applicable for the the offline mode as it fixes a couple of bugs found in the franchise mode. Full details on the specifics of the patch are following:

Fumble Fix – Reduced fumble chances in certain situations. This has been tested thoroughly and we feel that people will be happy with a more realistic (and more fun!) number of fumbles. This was priority number 1 for us.

DB Reactions
– changes to the way that DBs play man coverage. Defenders in man coverage won’t be able to react to passes that they cannot see. This should make it easier to throw against man coverage.

Favre “Moonwalk”– I love the names that you guys come up with for issues such as this one. You can rest assured that you won’t see Farve (or any QB) dancing toward the sideline anymore.

Hook Zone Flip Bug– I saw a post on a community forum talking about this bug and it turns out the fix was very minimal risk. You can now flip plays with hook zones without the players leaving their zones.

Franchise – Fixed NCAA import issue where players would turn 26

Franchise – Fixed bug where HOF Unlocked players cannot be released in Franchise.

Franchise – Fixed bug where the FA pool would run out of certain positions

Online Game Reporting– fixed a number of issues where games weren’t being reported correctly or people weren’t getting the right number of ranking points for a win. This will also make stats more accurate.

EA SPORTS World– Accomplishment ‘20 consecutive completions’ not awarded when completions ends up under 100%