EA Sports has confirmed via Twitter that Madden NFL 12 will be available through the “Season Ticket” tomorrow for the Xbox 360 at 9am ET/6am PT and the PS3 at approximately 6pm ET/3pm PT. The game will also be immediately playable after the download completes which is likely to take several hours (the file size is 4.8 GB).
The digital copy will expire at 6am ET/3am PT on Tuesday morning but all saved files and achievements will transfer to retail copies. The only mode unavailable with the digital download is Madden Ultimate Team. All other modes including online play are accessible.
Are you the kind of gamer who waits in line at midnight in order to be the first person on your block to play “Madden”? Do you spend hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on premium downloadable content like Ultimate Team? Then you are just the kind of hardcore gamer EA is going after with a new membership program called Season Ticket.
The service costs $24.99 for one year and offers gamers the opportunity to not only download and play full versions of games like “Madden NFL 12” and “FIFA 12” three days before the titles hit stores, but the membership will also give you 20-percent off the price of DLC for select sports titles for the entire year (and it doesn’t take a math major to figure out the savings if you’re someone who spends $150 a year on DLC already). Continue reading EA Launches Season Ticket