The game's franchise mode, in particular, has been hit hard by problems and malfunctions since a significant title update in September. \n \nSince its release, Madden NFL 23 has been criticized by fans who believe the franchise has stagnated and that each new installment is essentially the same game with a different skin. In addition, there have been reports that the franchise mode has become unplayable and that the amount of game-breaking bugs has increased since the most recent patch. \n \nSince the game's debut, the programmers have worked hard to fix bugs and add new content. A patch for Madden NFL 23 was issued in early September to address blocking and other issues. The game's franchise mode also needs improvement. However, players have reported several problems with autosaving and even progressing through the weeks in franchise mode since the latest patch was released. \n \nMany players have reported problems with the franchise mode's autosaves, the multiplayer franchise features, and having to restart their progress weeks after the title update that "broke" elements of the game was released on September 10. \n \nIt also looks like a bug that causes players to be kicked out of online modes for "inactivity," even if they are still playing. The developers still need to provide a schedule for addressing all reported problems. Since EA Tiburon is based in Florida and Hurricane Ian has recently made landfall there, the development of Madden NFL 23 may be slowed. \n \nSome fans are excited about the game's potential, while others are frustrated because the series has been criticized for cutting features only to add them back in later rounds. Regardless, Madden NFL 23 has sold well, so here's hoping a patch for the game's significant issues is on the way, especially in the franchise mode. \n \nRegardless, Madden NFL 23 has sold well, so here's hoping a patch for the game's significant issues is on the way, especially in the franchise mode.