Finally got a few hours of time with the beta this morning, and I don't have anything bad to say other than the beta is too dang limited!
I thought Ultimate Team was available, but turns out it's either franchise or online head to head. I tried both of them.
I created an Eagles franchise and love how most things can be done without OCR. I say "done", as in completed, however there are some nuggets of information that currently the TTS does not read. The dev team it seems only made the most important menus read, and *only* the menus. For example, on the experience feedback screen post-game the only menu option that reads is Gameday Goals because that's where you click to continue to the next screen. However there is, well, XP feedback on here such as coach XP and other information you may want. I know in Madden 19 I read it using OCR but I had no such method available to use this morning. I played it how it should be played, with the TV and audio, which is what our goal should be, we shouldn't need OCR at all, let alone some of the time as we do now.
There are 13 options in the menu that don't read, unless these are items related to the aformentioned information.
On the Franchise hub, you are unable to read the news. I didn't check the schedule but not sure if that will read either. The news in particular is a let-down as that is a pain to read using OCR with other things in the window since they're in tabs. As I said, the things that will read are things that are absolutely required to manage the franchise, and not the other things to give more information E.G. News. You can get to the news menu and select top stories, but I wasn't able to make any headway after that.
Training in franchise is... doable. I figured out that the buzzer means I did something wrong, and the rumbles indicated whether they want me to throw or run, however there were text prompts in between plays that, perhaps, would be helpful to know about. I'd also be curious how many upgrade points I get per player. On the training complete screen, I just got a list of three players, who I assume received the most training and can be upgraded, but I'm not sure what a lot of the upgrades are so used autoupgrade.
Also not sure how to create a gameplan during Franchise creation. There was something about free practice and I couldn't change it for three players. I left it alone but for testing purposes was curious what options I had. Another note, anything where the TTS says "view message" in Franchise, the TTS won't read it and we have to rely on OCR. This includes things like post-game feedback... I guess from fans...
Also not sure where the scenario engine comes in, but I only played two weeks of preseason so maybe that's only in the regular season.
Lastly, I tried a Head to Head match because besides getting creamed in the Pro Bowl, that was all I had left to try of the beta. There are only four teams to choose from in the beta for head to head, and we ended up both choosing the Rams. Madden mirror matches suck for commentator reasons. My rams weren't so lucky though I found it amusing that my offense was the same as his defense, and vice versa. At least my defense kept stopping his offense so that only one touchdown was scored and the rest were field goals as I stopped his offense usually first to fourth and goal at one point. I'm not sure how to try and block field goal kicks, extra point kicks or really any other kick on defense. There were a few posts back saying there's a sound when the ball is in the air now. I notice distinctly a better, punchy sound to kicks, however I did not notice a sound when the ball was in the air during passing plays.
If any of my players had this new superstar ability, I don't know how to figure it out, nor do we get information as to the objectives needed to get into the zone with these abilities. Again, I'm playing with absolutely no ability for OCR, so I'm playing it the way that, in time, we should all be playing. I went over to my house with my PS4 specifically to test it this way because I wasn't bringing my computer back over there and because today is the last beta day.
HTH and I'll be sending this over to EA Able now.