I didn’t plan on posting this weekend. I planned, on this Labor Day holiday, to play endless seasons of Madden 15 & clear my DVR of all the Summer TV that has built up therein.
I have come upon a major glitch in that plan. A glitch that can only be blamed on EA Sports. And one I hope they resolve post haste.
Before I get to these Madden 15 (PS3) glitches that have torpedoed much of my couch potato ambition for this three-day weekend, know this: I’m definitely not someone you’d call a gamer. I play two games, both for relatively short periods of time– every year, since basically the second or third edition, I have purchased the Madden football game; and every time a new GTA comes out, I buy that, as well. Both get played for a few months, ad nauseum, then, as quickly as they came, my gaming ambition is gone.
That is why, on the eve of the first week of the new NFL season, these bugs in Madden are driving me batshit crazy.
Here are the two major Madden 15 glitches I’ve experienced thus far; one, corroborated by several dozen people on EA Sports’ forums; the other, so far, looks like it may be unique to me.
(Disclosure: I have the PS3 digital download version of Madden 15; though, people on both Xbox and Playstation systems w/ and w/out disc have experienced glitches as well)
Freezing After Finishing a Game
This is the most frustrating– mainly, because it negates basically playing Madden 15 in the first place. After completing a game in Connected Franchise, and navigating to “Quit Game”, it brings me to a loading screen.
Every. Single. Time.
Since there’s no way to save in-game, playing a game in CFM is pointless until this is fixed.
Major issue? Uh, yeah….I’d say so. And not one unique to me. This is just one thread at the Madden 15 forum at EA Sports full of people having the same problem; and the board is lousy with similar complaints.
Update: A Commenter on this post provided this temporary fix which does, in fact, work for PS3 (it has not been tested on any other platform to my knowledge)
The “Un-Injured” Injured
This glitch, for which I haven’t yet heard any corroborating reports of, is more humorous than anything– it does effect Franchise gameplay somewhat, but certainly isn’t as disastrous as the freezing issue.
One of my players, a third-string MLB, was injured in the preseason– Achilles tear. However, when I go to the Injury Report, it tells me he has “0 Weeks” remaining on the injured list.
Yep, you read that right: zero weeks.
Even as I’ve advanced through preseason & past the first two games of the year (by simulating them, since, well, see above), Christian Jones still has, umm, zero weeks left until he’s healed. Which, I guess wouldn’t be such a big deal, if I could, say play or cut him. But, I can do neither, nor can I add him to the Injured Reserve (since, duh, he’ll be healthy in zero weeks), so he basically just takes up a roster spot for no particular reason whatsoever.
I’m not certain what exactly is going on with EA on this version of Madden (I’ve never really experienced these kinds of issues in the past, with Franchise mode or any other portion of the game), but they better get their acts together, quickly– this is not only a black-eye on the company, but could set them up to lose loyal Madden consumers, such as myself.
If you’re experiencing this or any other major issue with the latest release of Madden, please let me know below! I will update this if/when the issue(s) are resolved.