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Defense will feel different in 'Madden NFL 15'

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This year’s Madden will have a drastically different feel on defense, thanks to improved coverage and pass rush.

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Over the past ten years, the Madden series has done a lot of things to spice up the offensive game, but now entering their second year on next generation consoles, the team at EA Triberon knew that adjustments had to be made on defense as well.

Among the many changes, according to Electronic Arts, are less time in the pocket, which will force quarterbacks to make decisions faster, no more running around waiting for someone to get open- and tougher coverage, as well as improved pass rush.

Rex Dickson, Creative Director Gameplay for “Madden NFL 15” even said the team has been hard at work making adjustments to separate elite quarterbacks from mediocre ones, which will continue the effort to make it more difficult to score.

Offenses beware, Madden just got a whole lot tougher.

“Expect more realistic pass rush pressure (less time in the pocket) and dramatically improved coverage AI this year that absolutely change the way the game feels,” Dickson told Examiner in an exclusive interview. “Additionally, our new pass accuracy system has a massive impact on both passing and catching while also creating clear separation between elite QBs and everybody else.”

Madden NFL 15” is set for a release on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on Aug. 26.

So what do you think about the game’s new focus on defense? Will you pick up this year’s version of Madden because of it? Sound off in the comments section below.


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