EA Sports and the Museum of the Moving Image is hosting an exhibition that will highlight the 25-year history of the “Madden NFL” series, the museum and video game publisher confirmed in a press release obtained by Examiner on Thursday.
The exhibition, which will run through February 23, will feature five playable games covering the 25-year history of the illustrious franchise- the original “John Madden Football” (1988) on Apple II, “Madden NFL ’94” (1993) on Sega Genesis, the first game with NFL licensed teams; “Madden NFL 99” (1998) on PlayStation, which showcases breakthrough use of graphics and the first ever with Franchise mode; “Madden NFL 2005” (2004) on Xbox, the first game that featured the "Hit Stick” and “Madden NFL 25” (2013) on Xbox One showcasing Human Intelligence, True Player Motion and Living Worlds. Madden NFL 25 will be presented as a large-scale projection, while others will be shown on period consoles.
“There is no better time than now to present the story of the Madden NFL phenomenon at the Museum,” Carl Goodman, Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image, said in the press release. “The Super Bowl is in town and the "Madden NFL" franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary; plus the Museum presented the first ever exhibition devoted to video games anywhere 25 years ago. Madden NFL is a premier example of how a sports simulation video game has influenced how the sport is presented on television and experienced by fans.”