No NCAA Football 13 Draft Class Import in Madden 13

No NCAA Football 13 Draft Class Import in Madden 13

One of the little pieces of information that is causing uproar within parts of the Madden community is that there will not be a way of importing draft classes from this year’s college football game, NCAA Football 13 to Madden NFL 13.  This mean’s players like Matt Barkley, Montee Ball, and The Honeybadger will not be playable in Madden 13.  Also you will not be able to import and continue the career of your Road to Glory player in Madden 13.

You will instead be forced to play with the cpu generated random rookie draft classes.  It appears that since this is the first year of connected careers mode, there is some sort of incompatibility between the newest game mode and importing players from NCAA Football 13.  Hopefully this feature comes back for Madden 14.

What do you think?  Is this something you feel strongly about or do you not care too much?  Let us know in the comments section below or in our forum.

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  1. Charles

    Jul 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    You have to be kidding me…
    I thought this was it. I thought this would be the Madden that would re-establish the beauty in a football game. Guess I was wrong… I have to stop getting my hopes up when EA makes games.
    That was the only reason I played Franchise mode. Because it brought the reality in a virtual game. It made me look foward to the offseason.
    Can’t wait to play against Jim LillyPad and Harold Strokesnuts. -.-

  2. Jason

    Jul 31, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Well i Was gonna buy it but now imnot because i was looking forward to continuing my NCAA13 RTG into the pro realm

    • Connor Gleason

      Sep 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      I know how you feel all the hours spent in you road to glory and all the great achievements you’ve made will just go to waste this is such bullshit man

    • justin

      Sep 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      This is bullshit! I have loved that feature for years. If I would’ve known this I would’ve never bought college13. Why would they take that away? Makes no sense.

  3. Alex

    Jul 31, 2012 at 5:46 am

    For every step forward that ea’s football games to take forward they always take one or two back with dropped features ( that were previously in) like this:

    in game save feature (for long real games like the nba2k series), create play feature, there always has to be an update for field degradation, keeping the same play but doing a formation audible, easily/quickly changing individual corners/safeties shading/responsibilities etc, more time for adjustments at the line, and there are some other things.

    Thank goodness after buying madden since like ’91 for the revelation of Gamefly for me 2011 so I haven’t bought either game since 2010 yet, i have played them all. I feel that’s what the game is worth. And thanks for the recent court ruling. Let’s hope to see some new competitors like we used to have. That’s where all the best ideas and growth come from.

  4. teffino

    Jul 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    This is the stupidest thing they could have done…dis one reason everybody bought both ncaa and madden ea probably will lose out on a lot of fans/money because of this stupidity

    • Coreon Lewis

      Oct 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      yes they will. I just finished my RTG on NCAA 13 expecting to go on w/ madden 13. I just found out that I cant

      • Baumer

        Oct 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

        if i had known this there is NO WAY i would have bought BOTH…. probably would not have bought EITHER… BIG…. no wait GIGANTIC TITANIC MISTAKE EA… WOW!! i was actually FINALLY EXCITED to play xbox again (after a good year or two layoff!!)

        AGAIN JUST WOW…… WOW… THAT DIFFICULT AY??!??!!!???!!!

        • Baumer

          Oct 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm

          i also think i may have spent my Microsoft points differently if i had known this but i was just browsing through and saw a complaint on a search preview…. sigh

          i know there are truly terrible problems in the world.. this is not one of them… but for an escape every couple days for a couple hours (for me, i know others vary) this is just ridiculous.. i usually try to be accurate with records etc the first season of the game and then continue… just sad

  5. Alvo Malvo

    Jul 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I wish I would have known this B4 I spent my HARD EARNED $60 on NCAA Football 13!!! & I’m seriously am think’n about saying f*ck Madden 13 as well. If I don’t buy Madden I won’t be buying either 1 ever again till Imported Draft Classes Return!!!

    • Tyler l

      Sep 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I bought both and just found out… WHAT THE HELL!! Is what I’m sayin

    • k sizzle

      Sep 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Me 2 as soon as I found out I sold my copy of NCAA Football 13 on ebay and I will not buy it again until they bring back imported draft classes

  6. Alex

    Aug 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    That is complete bullshit!!!!!! Fuck EA sports ill never buy another madden again. Stick to madden 12 and NCAA 12/13 i guess. What a fucking Joke

  7. David

    Aug 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Well thanx for that info cuz now I wont be buying madden 13. That was really the real reason I bought both games. Now its only NCAA that ill buy. U drpped the ball EA….

    • Jake

      Aug 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      I agree with you.

    • bob

      Oct 12, 2012 at 5:22 am

      Wow- i was going to buy it too. not now- thank god i read this

  8. Kevin Brown

    Aug 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    The Imported Draft Class is the best feature of Madden which is the main reasons I played NCAA or Madden. I personally think the NCAA games are way better than Madden so I will continue to play them but I hope EA realizes they will be losing a lot of fans & money from Madden 13. Very stupid idea to get rid of Importing Draft Classes or RTG. People love to see where their draft class players pan out in the NFL. Makes franchise mode more exciting.

  9. tboy mckinney

    Aug 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    This some bogerdashhhh! Well i guess it ll be a online only year! Since they cant put individual probowl helmets on the game it just gives me another reason not to run a season. I ve never seen a game go in reverse like madden??? Wtf

  10. pete

    Aug 3, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Man, this is very disappointing, I created like 15 players, friends, family, and fictional just to see where they get drafted in Madden, makes the experience that much more enjoyable, especially since Madden’s game play blows year after year,,, bring back nfl2k ur a joke EA sports! Suck it!

    • Austin

      Aug 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm


  11. Mel

    Aug 5, 2012 at 12:21 am

    I would like to know why both games cut ties on importing draft classes. Neither game will sell out at all.

  12. Bear

    Aug 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Well, I will not be buying Madden this year.

  13. Vinny

    Aug 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

    This is something that I am EXTREMELY disappointed in. I not only create myself and my friends, but I also go on recruiting websites such as rivals and print out the current years recruits! I’ve been doing this for years. Going back to when I was in high school from 04-08. I had Barkley, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Montei Teo, tons of others on the old games before they were even out of high school, do a few years of that, then start putting in my friends from the graduating classes of 2004 thru 2009. Bam, (Yes, it does take some time but, I mean, weekends really aren’t a big deal for me.) all of a sudden, you have 8, 9, or 10 years of solid Dynasty on College, then you take them onto Madden. The only gripe I had was, I built Vanderbilt into a power, recruited my friend, he went undefeated, 4 National Titles, 3 Heisman Trophies, I put him onto Madden, hes a 7th round pick. Again, I am extremely disappointed in EA taking this feature out. I hope they can release a patch to tune it up.

  14. Terrance

    Aug 5, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Im 37 years old & have bought both games since they were on the Sega Genesis. I only play 2 video games NCAA & MADDEN & the #1 reason was the compatibilty of the games& draft class features. Not only will I not buy the games, I can sell my PS3 now. Pretty sure “EA” stands for Extremely Arrogant

  15. Jake

    Aug 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Fuck madden 13!

  16. LaMar Stevens

    Aug 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    This is EA needs to concede to 2K because they cant deliver anymore the only purpose for purchasing ncaa is to transfer draft classes to madden. Let 2k handle the sports gaming if ea cant handle it they out did ea in bball and i bet they would in football too

  17. Dj Fletch

    Aug 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Wow I jus don’t understand… I’ve been a drfted class monster… Since Madden 89 I’ve been a Madden Head! I bought NCAA since they started the drafted class into Madden… I spend hrs recruiting, and creating prospects Its sucks winning a BCS or any bowl game for that matter bc the celebrations have always sucked! I feel like I play a long season I want a proper celebration… Other wise, Love both of them bc they “were” compatible… Now I I feel robbed even more bc its thee exact game as the last few yrs for NCAA!!! Except now u make it worst by takin that feature out??? The only reason why some ppl buy them both? Ur Dumb, and if u don’t put it bck I’m sure I’m not the only customer either one of them will lose

  18. bodo

    Aug 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Come on Ea This is/was the only reasons why i play this game you canceled the best feature ..not so nice

  19. Wolfman

    Aug 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I guess I am not buying Madden. One of the things I enjoyed most about Madden and NCAA was the fact you could import players and continue them on into the NFL.

  20. Austin

    Aug 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    What a joke. I too wasted money on Ncaa 13. They better come up with a patch or something otherwise I’m through with EA forever. I am not going to waste more money on madden 13.

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