EA Sports has just released the first footage from Madden NFL 16, featuring newly announced cover athlete Odell Beckham Jr. Complementing the new trailer is the announcement of this year’s feature list, which is highlighted by a new passing mechanic dubbed “Total Control Passing,” along with new wide receiver/defensive back controls. So the question becomes; how do the feature descriptions frame our understanding and analysis of the limited footage found in the trailer?

In this video, I examine the Madden 16 New Features and changes found in this year’s passing game. For the first time ever, it looks as though physics are incorporated seamlessly within receiver/defender interactions. Perhaps more importantly, the footage displays what may be individual player limbs acting separately from body animations, which theoretically would allow multiple physics engines to interact with one another.

While more footage is required to analyze further, our examination at this point in time is, at the very least, encouraging. Stay tuned for more Madden 16 news and analysis as we get closer to release.

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Jake Berger
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