Madden 15 Sim Stats Improved in New Update
A new server-side update to Madden NFL 15 has improved the sim stat issue that has been wrecking havoc in Franchise leagues by vastly under-serving key positions like quarterback, this according to a statement made on Twitter by developer Josh Looman.
“Just confirmed personally that sim stats are fixed for online leagues,” said Looman on Saturday. “This wasn’t a tuning issue… it was a bug in code that caused it.”
While many believed something needed to be done with default sliders or major adjustments needed to be made, Looman has come right out and said it was in fact a bug in the code that was causing the sim issues, which mostly included quarterbacks wildly under-performing and seeing its collateral damage spread to other position groups. This also helps explain why no one caught such an obvious issue before release. Bugs, in fact, have been quite the topic in the early release of Madden 15, likely due to the shortened development cycle this year with work on last year’s Xbox One and PS4 games taking away from work for this season.
We certainly love Madden 15 as far as gameplay goes, however there’s no question that there are more bugs than usual in this release, with some like the sim issue and online head-to-head games not registering all the time of course being game breaking. It’s expected that much will be done to correct issues, minor fixes of which have already arrived to some extent.
Other major issues that still linger include custom audibles not saving correctly, as well as a few minor (and hideous) physics and model freakouts.
It’s likely many of the other issues are being pushed into a proper patch that will arrive early in the season.