Madden NFL is one of the best selling games released every year, but many gamers worry that the franchise has gotten fat and happy with what is essentially a monopoly in the NFL video game space. It appears that things are about to change at EA Tiburon as Madden NFL's Creative Director Rex Dickson has announced his departure. Dickson took to social media to announce his decision.
Time to confirm the rumors. I have left EA Tiburon and the Madden team. Statement below. pic.twitter.com/4eiJlrkxUU— Rex Dickson (@RexDEAFootball) May 3, 2018
After six years of working on EA Sports Madden NFL franchise, Dickson is hanging up his cleats. "The decision was made after many discussions with other leaders on the team. We collectively agreed this was the best path forward for everyone involved," Dickson said in his lengthy letter posted to Twitter.
Apparently creative efforts like Madden NFL 18's single-player Longshot mode weren't enough to keep the team at EA Tiburon happy with the direction of the game. The Madden series has been bogged down of late with some wonky gameplay mechanics and otherwise stale updates over the past few years. Hopefully the new creative direction will allow the team to experiment with the franchise in other ways, like a PC version for goodness' sake!