Madden NFL 2015
Next stop on our visit was over to the Madden NFL 2015 station, were we met with one of the games designers who is coincidentally a filmmaker, formerly of NFL Films. After playing a half of Madden NFL 2015 – it shows. From the introductions to the instant replays the entire game has a cinematic feel to it. Some other goodies are a new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system and improved coverage logic.
But this year’s installment doesn’t stop there. Madden NFL 15, also has Player Sense 2.0 which improves player emotion, contextual awareness, head tracking and reach tackles just to name a few. The Madden development team continues to improve the decision-making of computer-controlled players. Thanks to Real AI 2.0, computer quarterbacks understand different passing concepts and will read defenders before making correct throws. They’ll also audible and call hot routes based on Real AI. Another huge addition is the new crowd-sourced recommendation engine. It’s powered by the millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. As of this writing we learned that Mr. Legion of Boom – yes, Richard Sherman himself would be making the cover of this years game. Given the theatrical feel to 2015, it seems apropos.
Available Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3
Release Date: August 26, 2014