Madden NFL 15 Out Today, Has "Most Impressive Visuals In Franchise History"

EA Sports launches this year's pro football game today on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.

It is now officially Madden Season. Electronic Arts today today released Madden NFL 15 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, and reminded players why they should consider picking up the game.

EA Sports says Madden NFL 15 includes numerous and dramatic updates to defense, now allowing players to "own their rival" with a range of new defensive pass rush moves and tackling mechanics. The game also include a "new and improved" playcalling system, and it's a pretty game, too, EA says.

"The game also showcases the most impressive visuals in franchise history," the publisher boasts.

In Madden NFL 15, players can also tap into the wider Madden community when making a playcalling decision. Community-suggested plays will be pulled from actual Madden NFL 15 matchups from around the world, and you can choose to use these if you want.

Madden NFL also boasts new gameday presentation that includes information about your matchup, as well as new pregame and halftime shows that feature highlights, commentary, and analysis.

"Madden NFL 15 has taken a huge leap forward in so many areas, including the visuals, new presentation, and defensive gameplay," EA Sports vice president Cam Weber said in a statement. "But what I'm most pleased with is how the whole package hangs together as a cohesive, high quality experience. I think people are going to love it."

Not only did EA Sports release Madden NFL 15 today for consoles, but the company also launched Madden Mobile today as a free app for iOS and Android devices. The game lets you build a team and go head-to-head with other players.

Check back later this week for GameSpot's review of Madden NFL 15. EA Sports just recently announced the player and team rankings for Madden NFL 15, and you can read all about those in this post.

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johnnycontardo
johnnycontardo

Actually, I am going to be 100% honest:


Madden NFL 15 looks like a little bit better version of Madden 2009 for the Original Xbox.


Don't believe me?


Just go to Youtube and search for gameplay videos.


The only difference is slightly sharper textures......


And that was 6 years ago!

Hurvl
Hurvl

What is this!? A newer game has better visuals than the previous game? Now I've heard everything.

Attitude2000
Attitude2000

Pro football is cool and all, but hopefully this wave of change in college athletics will lead to bringing back NCAA Football.

Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

Best visuals in history of xbox one franchise.

Matcam89
Matcam89

So..when is Mutant League Football coming out?

snacky_smorez
snacky_smorez

Holy sh!t! I would buy that day one! God I miss that game...

charlieholmes
charlieholmes

My kid was playing Madden 11 the other day and I was surprised how good it looked and was compared to Madden on my PS4. This series never seems to advance very much anymore for a player like me that doesn't play it all that much. So, I plan on skipping at least a release and just getting it every other.

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

Plays smoother.  Graphics are actually a big step up.  It gives you a different way to play the game with locked on players and from the defensive view (I have no idea if that was possible in the past.)


But their are also a lot of new annoyances.  Can't skip certain scenes, goes straight into the kick off without the coin flip if you do skip (which really takes forever to skip).


Zzzzz


But at least the helmets are shiny...

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

Their selling point is better graphics than previous versions. They must have truly ran out of ideas.

drysprocket
drysprocket

Since technology gets better each year.....this is truly an amazing feat.......

I hope no one buys this. Rot in hell EA.

coop3422
coop3422

No kidding it has the best visuals. Honestly, they should be able to say that every year. Shouldn't such a selling point, it should be implied.


That said, I'm buying it tonight after the gym anyway. The first true next-gen Madden, and they've focused on the D. Having played D the majority of the 7 years I played, I'm excited for this.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@coop3422  There's at least a few yeas in the last decade where they talked about how the defense and tackling are way better and different, and those have never lived up to the hype.

Pewbert
Pewbert

How many times can you mention this game in one day (in separate articles)???

snacky_smorez
snacky_smorez

Well it's Eddie so how ever many other sites he gets his news from. As reported on site X blah blah...

Triton
Triton

"Most Impressive Visuals In Franchise History"  Duh, did they think last gen was going to have better.

an2klbs
an2klbs

Hmm game released today. No review? Do not sway sales by releasing the score post initial purchases.


If the game was a 10 the review would of already been released.

Btons28
Btons28

The question is what does Gamespot give this? Another 8?

ghost140
ghost140

So what if it looks good? That has never really been a problem as the past iterations of Madden have looked good. The problem was the crappy(same) gameplay year after year, cutting\leaving out game modes\content from previous years, and not fixing long standing technical issues in the game

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@ghost140  And their crappy handling of difficulties of normal or higher.  All they do is allow the computer to make cheap plays to keep the game close, rather than actually making the opponent better or more skilled.  And Easy difficulty is way too easy, 70-3 scored games are the norm.  That's the primary reason I never got back into Madden.

darkteddi
darkteddi

Foreshadowing Patriots and 49ers in Suoerbowl with pics

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

EA you really need to bring back Madden and other EA sports titles to PC, the PC gaming space has changed a lot in the last few years, more PC gamers than ever before now game with a controller and on their TV, myself included. I get NBA 2K but I would really like if EA started bringing it's games back, as it is now 2K stopped making NHL and the EA NHL games look great, I honestly think in the next 2 years EA will dip it's foot back into PC gaming with its sports titles, and now would be the best time, but with EA using Origin to deliver their PC games instead of Steam it probably wouldn't sell well and they would stop again.

Please EA bring your sports titles to Steam, UFC and all.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@mkeezay22  It's not just about the controls being crappy on a mouse and keyboard, it's also all the rampant pirating on PC.  Example, 100,000 copies of Wolfenstein New Order pirated on PC within the first month it was released.  I guess that was the PC's community's big "thank you" to the developer for getting that game on PC.

marcjc1173
marcjc1173

@spacecadet25 @mkeezay22 Let me get this right... the reason behind ignoring the Windows platform both windows phone and windows 8 touch laptops, is pirating... Pirating of a free game with in-app purchases... You mean like the game FIFA15 in which EA has brought to all platforms including both windows 8 and windows phone. This excuse in the past would have made sense when the games all cost money in the time before in-app purchases, but now, its just a lame excuse for ignoring a whole demographic of gamers.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

If they DIDN'T have the best visuals in the series something would be seriously wrong, yes?


Worthless article.

bxphenom7
bxphenom7

@Thanatos2k Right? This is something that's supposed to happen lol What they need to do is build on what they've done this year for gameplay,  and overhaul modes. There's no excuse for EA if Madden doesn't catch up to its peers this generation. No excuses. 

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@bxphenom7 @Thanatos2k Peers? I know you can't be referring to the other American football games that come out because there are none. Competition breeds innovation. There is no competition for Madden so they don't even have to try. Hence why you pay $60 every year to get essentially the same game with an updated roster. 

hansbeej
hansbeej

Latest game in the series has the best visuals to date. On the latest gen consoles no less. How did they pull off such wizardry? Never before has anything like this happened before. This may become a trend.


/s

sunagwa
sunagwa

Still waiting on that PC version.

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Best part is GS gave madden25 an "Impressive"  high grade "Visual" of 6 (fair) last year.

dominoodle
dominoodle

I would hope the latest game in the series has the best visuals...


Like it even matters, it's the only football game anyone can buy anymore. They should just rename the series "Football (insert year here)"

mark_unix
mark_unix

Great, for a sport 95% of the world doesn't even know about..

mark_unix
mark_unix

@Bud2003 @mark_unix as if anyone in europe would have anything to do with an American ( -__-) (don't believe your movies so much.)

Pr1v1t
Pr1v1t

@mark_unix @Bud2003 Your European women do. There's so much sex to be had as a soldier with an American accent stationed in Germany.

jrcast84
jrcast84

Im excited to play this, I hope the changes are all positives. But I wish they would pay more attention to CCM.

tomservo51
tomservo51

Really? I was expecting them to say the visuals have taken a step back from last year. Thanks Capn'

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

I pre-ordered it after playing it through Access. It's the first new NFL game I've bought since NFL 2k was around. The game turned out great compared to past games

sonypony4eva
sonypony4eva

@MrFreehuggs Same here minus playing through Access. I picked this game up this morning and it plays and looks beautiful, but people will still talk crap even though they haven't played a next gen madden. Madden 25 was pretty good, and this raised the bar even higher.

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

Where's the demo? Oh ya....not available to most people.