Madden NFL 17 release date announced; cover athlete reveal coming this week

Electronic Arts has announced Madden NFL 17 is currently in development and will release on August 23, 2016.

Madden NFL 17 is currently being developed by EA Tiburon and is slated for a release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Xbox One owners will be able to play the game early, so long as they're active EA Access subscribers.

EA also revealed it will be announcing the cover athlete for Madden NFL 17 and showing off its first gameplay trailer later this week. Madden fans can tune into the 6pm ET / 3pm PT edition of ESPN SportsCenter on May 12, which will reveal who the cover athlete is for Madden NFL 17 while also giving viewers a first look at an all-new gameplay trailer.

As is customary in the ever-so popular announcements of announcements that are becoming popular among publishers, there’s no real information outside of what we reported above. So if you’re interested in checking out the first gameplay trailer of Madden NFL 17 and seeing who the Madden curse will strike this year, then be sure to watch SportsCenter on May 12.

Alternatively, it’s highly likely we’ll publish a story containing both the announcement and gameplay trailer. If you prefer to get all of your information via the Internet, then come on back on May 12 for more Madden goodness.

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