crazy wading into dangerous territory. For the first time in crazya gear update will give players a stat boost.
EA Sports has released the patch notes for Crazy 20The January update includes the addition of the Nike Vapor Edge wedge. As The Verge notes, only athletes signed with Nike (Ezekiel Elliott, Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey to name a few) will have access to this shoe. It’s not just for looks, though. EA has confirmed that wearing the shoe will make these players faster:
— Madden NFL 20 (@EAMaddenNFL) January 30, 2020
Equipping the Nike Vapor Edges will grant a +1 bonus to Speed or Acceleration. It’s not much, of course, but we are about to set a terrible precedent. EA can start a bidding war by asking apparel companies to pay to have their products and athletes portrayed as more capable. Right now, Nike athletes are just a tiny bit faster than their official ratings, all because they’re wearing the right shoe.
It doesn’t seem like a stretch to also imagine a scenario where EA locks stat-boosting gear behind small microtransactions, forcing the player to pay for the boost. But let’s not rush. Crazy 20 is committed to preferential treatment based on sponsorship agreements. Nike players have an advantage, however small.
Gridiron Notes: Madden NFL 20 Title Update – January [EA]