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Madden 25 is quickly approaching, and while they’ve been putting out Developer Diaries, there’s still not a lot of info discussed about the details of the game. Virtual Sports Network recently spoke with EA Sports Creative Director Mike Young, and here are some new details about the game you might be interested in. (Thanks to Operation Sports for the recap):

  • The Presentation playbook went away this year, but that doesn’t mean the team hasn’t been working hard on it.
  • Year 2 with Nance and Simms adds more depth in commentary, especially in career mode, more details on that at a later date.
  • Replays feel more human, varied and specific to the types of plays. Using real cameras, from the real locations in the stadiums (framing, timing, etc.)
  • New animated tickers, banners, feels more like a broadcast.
  • Added more team chants, first down and stadium sounds, since they went to many stadiums with Jim and Phil and grabbed live recordings.
  • More authentic tracks from various stadiums. Redone referee audio.
  • If you move your team, commentators will talk about that.
  • New sideline reporter has been added, will talk about that later.
  • Adam Schefter is still in the virtual news feed, breaking story lines, but he has also been added to the draft commentary.
  • When the draft is running, Trey Wingo is the host and Adam talks about the outlook and expectations of the player.
  • Brand new branching story lines for 30 draft classes and Adam made them sound authentic. Adam has been signed for a couple of years.
  • Can’t place players on the PUP list. (Injured reserve IS STILL in the game)
  • Owners can’t bid for Super Bowl hosting.
  • Overhauled Connected Franchise website, much more functional with tutorials.
  • Commissioner tools haven’t been locked down, so they couldn’t announce any of them.
  • Facial scans were made for most of last year’s rookie class (roughly 20 didn’t get in) All starting QB’s and some QB’s that could see some time.
  • Also ran facial scans for coaches, in total close to 100 facial scans made it in.
  • Players get scanned if they are available at events (for example the Pro Bowl) some simply don’t want to. Basically EA gets what they can, when they can. It’s not as easy as people may think it is.
  • They have tweaked the Zoom camera, didn’t mention any other cameras.
  • There is no PC version of Madden NFL 25.
  • Head coaches, head trainers, head scouts and owners will be featured in story lines, not coordinators.

Comments (3)

  1. Very cool changes… Man, EA needs to make baseball games again.

    Is MVP ever coming back?

    • Not in the near future, but with 2K rumored to be losing their MLB license, you never know.

  2. In owner mode do you hire offensive and defensive coordinators? Other assistants? Or is it just Head Coaches? And can you hire current OCs or DCs as your new Head Coach like Madden 12?

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