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Madden NFL 15

is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League and published by EA Sports. read more

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Status: Released
Release: 26-Aug-2014

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is an American football sports video game based on the National Football League and published by EA Sports.

The game was announced for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One consoles on April 28, 2014, and was released on August 26, 2014 in the United States and will be released in Europe three days later. As in previous years, EA Sports conducted a fan vote via ESPN to elect the cover athlete for the game. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman won the cover vote.

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Cover vote

Due to the late release of the game, EA created a much smaller bracket than the previous years with a cover vote. It featured a 16-player bracket with offensive and defensive players. On June 6, 2014, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was announced as the official cover athlete. Also featured in the bracket were Alshon Jeffrey, Jimmy Graham, Demaryius Thomas, Luke Kuechly,Colin Kaepernick, Nick Foles, Cam Newton, Antonio Brown, Jamaal Charles, A.J. Green, LeSean McCoy, T. Y. Hilton, Andrew Luck,Eddie Lacy and Alfred Morris. The official cover image was released on the NFL's Instagram page.

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Development

The game was announced in late April 2014. It was shown in a release video featuring NFL linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year, Luke Kuechly. The game was further detailed at E3 2014; a particular emphasis was placed on improvements to defensive play. Creative director Rex Dickson noted that many players had difficulties with the pass rush and tackling; the "player lock" camera from NCAA Football 14 was added, along with a cone (similar to the controversial "QB Vision" cone from Madden NFL 06) to determine whether or not a player can make a non-aggressive tackle against a player from their current location.

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In an effort to improve the presentation of the game, Brian Murray, who was mentored by NFL Films' Steve Sabol and was a consultant on previous editions, was given a new role as "Presentation Director" for the game. Work was made on using technology introduced in previous installments, along with a new "global dynamic camera system", to give the game's "broadcasts" a more professional feel with more details; these include the replacement of pre-rendered "post-play" cut scenes with dynamic scenes that feature players interacting, and can, additionally, respond to references of players by commentators with relevant camera shots and on-screen graphics, and the revival of the halftime show.Jumbotrons in stadiums now display scenes generated by the dynamic cameras (as opposed to generic splash screens or the same camera angle in use), and NFL teams also provided the graphics they use for their respective screens and ribbon displays.

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Release

The game was released in America on August 26, 2014 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Reception

Madden 15 has been met with mostly positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the game has a score of 82 on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, (both score higher than the respective scores of 73 and 74 that Madden 25 received). IGN gave the game a score of 8.7/10, praising the graphics and improved gameplay, while noting the mediocre commentary, but said that it is both "exciting and reassuring" that EA Sports isn’t wasting opportunities to improve the series.





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