Madden, who died Tuesday, helped bring to life a series of football video games that has generated $7 billion in revenue since 1988.
By some estimates that make the player base around a quarter of the size of the battle royale behemoth - and money printing machine - Fortnite, which had around 200 million players at last count.
EA Access subscribers will get to play Mass Effect: Andromeda early on March 16 with a 10 hour trial, the publisher has announced.
The Star Wars Battlefront beta that begins next week includes a taste of the sci-fi shooter's Survival Mission mode. This will not be playable offline in the beta, EA has now confirmed. For the full game, however, you'll be able to play these missions without an Internet connection, as was announced previously.
Mass Effect fans eager for more information about the next Mass Effect game don't have much longer to wait. Thanks to the San Diego Comic-Con schedule recently coming online, we now know that BioWare will hold a panel on Saturday, July 26, where developers from the company's offices in Edmonton and Montreal will discuss their vision for the game.