There are some promising new features in EA’s news release for Madden NFL 24, but I can’t get over the press release’s use of the phrase “anatomically appropriate.”
Developers have promised that Madden NFL 24 will introduce “Sapien Technology,” which will be “a leap forward in NFL realism by restoring the character skeleton offering more body meaning and variation to on-field bodies.”Sapien “makes characters more human and anatomically appropriate,” the press statement continues.
Now, I had to consult some dictionaries to be sure I wasn’t being completely impolite. ‘Anatomically appropriate’ is defined by the Cambridge English Dictionary as (emphasis added) “revealing the body of a person or animal in a natural way, including the sexual organs.”Having representations of the sexual organs is all that is required to be “anatomically right,” as defined by Dictionary.com.
Given that Madden NFL 24 is rated E for Everyone, it’s safe to assume that cover star Josh Allen’s dong will not appear in-game. I’m sure the phrase “anatomically appropriate” was meant to mean “practical,” but, uh, that’s not what the term conveys. I can’t decide if this is an improvement over the time EA forgot which console generation we’re on or a catastrophe.
Despite the jabs at wording, we can confirm two interesting details about this year’s video game. All modes in Madden NFL 24 will be fully cross-playable between the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions, and all three platforms will share the same set of features. For a long time, PC players have been demanding that Madden be on par with the latest-generation console releases, as previous PC releases were based on the previous-generation console versions. Given that the current-generation Sapien Technology is incomparable to previous iterations, this is of great significance.
On the E3 2023 schedule, EA does not play a significant role.Nonetheless, its other games could make an appearance at the Xbox Games Showcase or the Summer Games Fest.
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