Clint Oldenburg stated that it was a preseason game. Clint Oldenburg said, "Not a regular-season game and Mut 22 coins not even one that qualifies for playoff." His capacity to think was destroyed by the Seattle crowd.
"When I was at the line of scrimmage, I didn't hear anything. The only thing I heard was crowd." said Oldenburg, today Madden NFL 22's gameplay producer at the time an offensive lineman trying to make the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster.
Oldenburg confirmed that home-field advantage is real. With crowds returning after a quiet year caused by a pandemic that shut down the stadiums of the NFL last season, they'll be a more noticeable part of the game's video, too. The problem for teams playing home is not just in louder crowds and increased volume. For example, teams playing the Broncos at a mile above sea level will be unable to recover their stamina. And kickers who play in Chicago will have a more difficult time because of the soaring winds at Soldier Field.
"It's not that powerful that you'll require for them to succeed," Oldenburg said. "They're just little bonuses and penalties here and there to make you feel emotionally attached to that environment." An example is that the game's "hat-count" display (which displays the side of scrimmage is more dominant in terms of defensive presence -- becomes visible, and cheap Madden 22 coins gives an advantage to the home team's offense. Madden's problems at the lower level were visible via hat-count, and shown in the pre-snap game mapping.