EA Sports Madden 15 Preview


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Without a Madden 15 demo this year, except for those individuals that have an Xbox One and have subscribed to the EA Access, lets take a look at what some of the new features are going to be for Madden 15.

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One of the changes comes on the defensive side of the ball.

"Set the tone on defense with more control thanks to an all-new arsenal of pass rush moves, contain the open field with intuitive tackling mechanics, and play as a team with redesigned zone and man coverage logic all while being immersed in the play from the other side of the line, with defensive player lock cameras. Madden NFL 15 delivers on defense.– EA Sports"

EA Sports has also upgraded the player ability within the game.  By adding player sense, improving emotion, contextual awareness, reach tackles and much more, the player ability has increased creating the smartest playing Madden ever.

Play Calling has been revamped as well.

"Madden NFL 15’s presentation upgrades extend beyond the improved broadcast package. Play calling has also been redesigned with responsiveness in mind, allowing players to get real-time information on how well they’re performing on the field.– EA Sports"

The major additions to the game look to be on the defensive side of the ball. Defense does win Championships.  With upgraded trench warfare, an upgrade in pass rushing mechanics and an upgrade in the tackling mechanics, defense has seen the most improvements in Madden 15.  On the opposite side of the ball, the throwing accuracy (THA) has been changed a bit and will be the key to throwing the ball in this years Madden.

Madden 15 has also brought a deeper connected franchise to the table providing a more realistic experience for the player by putting together pregame options such as game prep as well as a new confidence meter that will effect gameplay base on a number of factors. Some of these factors being trades, wins/losses and how well the player performed in the game.

The upgrades that Madden and EA Sports has put into this game look to be a good mix of management and gameplay.  As we said above, the defense looks to have gotten the majority of in game upgrades, but the offense did see some.  Overall, it looks to be an improvement from last years anniversary addition, but without a demo we will have to wait until August 26th.