Madden NFL 18 introduces ‘Play Now LIVE’

EA is introducing a new mode with Madden NFL 18 that’ll allow you to play along with the real-life NFL season and playoffs.

The new “Play Now LIVE” feature will let you play real life NFL matchups every week of the season, with up-to-date stats, rosters, and commentary.

Play Now LIVE also ties in with something called “Simple Season.” At the end of your Play Now LIVE matchup, you can continue your team’s season by using new customization options.

You canplay a simple season that gets you from game-to-game as fast as possible, or play a full-control season to manage and improve your team as you see fit. A new suite of options will allow you to customize your experience to best suit you.

Here are the details:

Weekly Training

  • Set to manual to hit the practice field each week to train your players. Set to auto to let the CPU handle this activity for you.

Trades and Free Agency

  • Set to manual to implement trades and free agency through the season. Set to auto to not be prompted.

Offseason Free Agent Bidding

  • Set to manual to bid on free agents during the offseason. Set to auto to let the CPU handle this activity for you.

Injury Management

  • Set to manual to decide when to play injured players and place players on injured reserve (IR). Set to auto to let the CPU handle this activity for you.

Preseason Cut Days

  • Set to manual to control which players get cut during the preseason. Set to auto to let the CPU handle this activity for you.

Contract Negotiations

  • Set to manual to control re-signing of your players. Set to auto to let the CPU handle this activity for you.

Scout College Players

  • Set to manual to scout college players and build your draft board to use in the upcoming draft. Set to auto to let the CPU handle this activity for you.

League Advancement

  • Set to manual to control Week and draft advancement. Set to auto to automatically advance each time after you play your game or make a draft pick.

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