Electronic Arts was in a quite a challenging position in 2020. Electronic Arts was aware that Xbox Series X/S and PS5 were comingsoon, but they also knew that Madden NFL 22 would launch several months prior to these new consoles. The devs were forced to concentrate a lot of their attention on the PS4, the Xbox One. Xbox One, and PS4. Despite very strong sales numbers for Madden NFL 22, there was a lot of public outcry. EA tried to address the players as best they could, by providing several changes.
One of the updates was specifically geared towards an upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. This patch enhanced the graphics and the development team claimed the gameplay was also improved. The main feature of the patch was the fact that the game was relying more heavily on data analysis. It's hard to gauge how much of the game's advancements. There were certainly some improvements however, it wasn't like it was like a new game. By 2022, Electronic Arts would be best served to concentrate initially and foremost on the brand new consoles. Electronic Arts is able to prove to its players that it is focused on improving graphics and gameplay.