The decision was announced on the Late Show with Dave Letterman, and sparked rumors that EA was trying to kill off the "Madden Curse" by having a non-active player on the cover.
Officially, EA simply said they wanted to honor Favre's career.
That sounds like little more than a reconditioning of NHL 15, on the 360 and PS3, which itself was little more than a reconditioning of NHL 14.
There is no sign of an update for the maligned PS3 and Xbox 360 Madden 16 game that does not offer the same features.(The Wii U, it must be mentioned, has zero current licensed sports simulations — not even Pro Evolution Soccer.) For something like NHL, with a 20-year history on core gaming consoles, it's a warning.There is a good chance that many of you will be receiving Madden 2010 for the holidays.When the sports genre stops supporting the old hardware, you know it's time to get your ass to the elevator and press UP.The last new game published for the Dreamcast was NHL 2K2. The last game published for the Game Cube was Madden NFL 08, and Madden NFL 09 was the last game published for the Xbox.Gamers can connect to Xbox Live and PSN to download the free Madden 16 updates that are just over 700MB.The new Madden 16 patch comes just a few days before the first Madden 16 roster update.will have a downloadable cover featuring Favre in a Jets uniform, but no retail runs of the game will be made with Favre in a Jets uniform.Despite not being expected to play this season, Favre is included as a playable character in the game, via roster update.Here’s what the Madden 16 patch fixes, what you need to know about Connected Franchise Mode and the first Madden 16m roster update.This is different from the Madden 16 tuning update that arrived last week and changed the power of the Aggressive Catch feature.The madden curse was also effective this year on Brett Favre possibly makeing this his last year to play football.The first Madden 16 patch is finally here and it fixes some of the biggest Madden 16 problems including a game-busting bug that prevented players from using the Connected Franchise Mode.NHL is made at EA Canada, the studio that also makes the FIFA series,, which innovated this kind of slinking old-hardware exit with a FIFA 13 "Legacy Edition" for Wii and 3DS a couple years ago. Nintendo itself told consumers the game featured current schedules and kits but "no updates to gameplay or game modes." FIFA 14 launched on the Wii (but not the Wii U) and got the same treatment from both parties. The message is clear: "Legacy Edition" means unapologetically reheated leftovers.