The saves of players who attempted to enter the Madden NFL 23 Franchise mode at the end of December 2022 during a server crash are likely corrupted and most of them lost forever.
Last week, EA gave Madden NFL 23 players an unwanted pre-Christmas gift – corrupted saves. On December 31, the publisher stated that anyone who tried to access the Connected Franchise Mode (CFM) when the server crashed could lose most of their data.
Server problems started on December 28th and continued until the next day. Later, EA reported that only 40% of the data could be recovered.
To make matters worse, the corporation also tweeted on Dec. 28 that “Users can now play CFM without problems” three days before it announced the bad news about the lost saves.
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After todays maintenance users should now be able to play CFM without issue. If you continue to have trouble please contact EA Help or let us know in this thread. Thank you!
— MaddenNFLDirect (@MaddenNFLDirect) December 28, 2022
Following the apology, EA urged affected gamers to “start new franchises” and also follow the Madden NFL franchise’s Twitter account for news of further updates.
Developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts, Madden NFL 23 is the 34th installment in the Madden NFL American football video game series and is named after former coach and broadcaster John Madden. Franchise Mode first appeared in Madden NFL 99, and a revamped CFM launched in 2013. (The latest version allows you to control a player, coach or owner throughout a simulated career). Considering how long it can take to create a league, it’s hard to imagine that players with lost saves will be satisfied with EA’s advice to “just start a new game.”