Madden NFL 20 release date announced, Patrick Mahomes named cover athlete

Madden NFL 20 - Patrick Mahomes

Madden NFL 20 will launch worldwide on August 2, 2019, for Xbox One, PS4, and Origin for PC.

EA has officially announced Madden NFL 20, naming Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as this year’s cover athlete. Mahomes is one of the league’s rising superstars, notching a record-setting season in his first year as a starter.

In 2018, his second year in the league but first as an official starter, Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, and just 12 interceptions. Only seven QBs have ever thrown for that many yards in a season. He’s also just the third quarterback to throw for at least 50 touchdown passes in a single season.

His impressive stats were enough to earn him NFL MVP honors, making him the youngest to achieve such a feat since Dan Marino in 1984. Needless to say, Patrick Mahomes is certainly worthy of being Madden NFL 20’s cover athlete.

His success early on and rapid rise to fame inspired EA to create their new personalized career campaign mode, Face of the Franchise: QB1. The new mode sees you create a quarterback and experience all of the ups and downs that come with being the face of a franchise.

“The last year has been life-changing for me and landing the cover of Madden NFL 20is both a huge honor and a dream come true as a lifelong Madden fan. To also get the opportunity to impact the experience in the new Face of the Franchise: QB1 by providing input on the gameplay is something I never expected,” said Mahomes. “I played Madden with my dad when I was a kid, and this is definitely a full circle moment for me.”

Madden NFL 20 will is slated to launch worldwide on August 2, 2019, for Xbox One, PS4, and Origin PC. However, if you pre-order the Superstar Edition or Ultimate Superstar Edition of the game, you’ll get three-days early access to the full game, meaning you’ll be able to play as early as July 30. Of course, these special edition versions of Madden NFL 20 comes with all sorts of digital in-game goodies, mostly related to Madden Ultimate Team.

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