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Turtle BeachAugust 31, 2017

Celebrating Madden Commentary

Games News


August 30, 2017

If you’re a fan of Madden then you’re no doubt a fan of the commentary. Hearing a famous sports commentator narrate your epic final throw, the tackle you skilfully dodged, or the intercept you nailed, is some of the most rewarding moments in the franchise. Now, with Madden 18, that commentary has been taken to the next level, increasing the excitement as you push your players to their limits.

Featuring Tom Brady on the front cover and the Frostbite engine under the hood, Madden NFL 18 has upped the game when it comes to commentary. EA has brought back the legendary Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis for Madden NFL 18 and has included hundreds of hours of new commentary content. In an interview with Brian Mazique from Forbes, Seann Graddy had this to say about Gaudin and Davis.

“The team is back at it again this year, with hundreds of hours of new content, heavily slanted towards Franchise mode. They’ll be talking about the MVP race, the playoff hunt, player of the week awards and more. It’s really going to add to the immersion factor of Franchise.”

With the 400 hours of content from last year, and the hundreds of hours from this year, the amount of commentary really adds to the overall feel of the game. Hearing the commentators call out your players and speak about their awards and how well they performed as the MVP heightens this experience.

Even the pre- and post-show commentary has been improved. Part of what makes the series so great is the end breakdown of what took place. Whether it was a nail-biting finish or an absolute stomping, the commentary will back this up. Graddy went on to say:

“We’ve also focused on more contextual awareness for end-of-game moments, for better recognition of blowouts vs tight games. Coupled with improved late game AI, this should make the end of games more authentic.”


In terms of improvements over the years, one tremendous addition was the Live Commentary Updates. These updates added voiceovers of the commentators talking about events that literally just happened in real life! Not only was it great to receive these updates, but it made it feel as if the game you were playing actually happened out there in the world.

Madden NFL 18 is already making a name for itself with the new and improved commentary systems, and we’re stoked to see what comes with any Live Commentary Updates. Have you experienced any hilarious or awesome commentary in Madden NFL 18? Let us know in the comments!


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