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GameStop has revealed a quick feature on their Madden NFL 16 page. There isn't much to go off of here, but it's fun to speculate what it could be for the game. It obviously has something to do with WR/DB interaction, but it will be interesting to see how they implement it.

Guess we will find out something more official in May, when the first news, features and details arrive, but until then, what are your thoughts?

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Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.

Madden NFL 16 is scheduled to release on August 25th.

Source - GameStop, thanks PastaPadre!

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# 1 NDAlum @ 04/17/15 06:18 PM
Pretty much.

We can only speculate. If it's a bunch of new animations for user catching I'm going to be pissed. That is unless our CPU AI WR's will go up and be aggressive to the ball. The current mechanic is horrid.

I don't want to user catch. I want Dez to be Dez when AI controls him.
 
# 2 shaunlmason @ 04/17/15 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NDAlum
Pretty much.

We can only speculate. If it's a bunch of new animations for user catching I'm going to be pissed. That is unless our CPU AI WR's will go up and be aggressive to the ball. The current mechanic is horrid.

I don't want to user catch. I want Dez to be Dez when AI controls him.
Are you one of the "no switchers" that I've heard so much about?
 
# 3 hirst1000 @ 04/17/15 07:51 PM
Hopefully this means some nice pass interference animations. Someone grabbing onto your arm while you leap backwards catching the ball behind your back with 3 fingers. Would be nice...
 
# 4 booker21 @ 04/17/15 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by shaunlmason
Are you one of the "no switchers" that I've heard so much about?
Yes he is and there are plenty of us.
 
# 5 shaunlmason @ 04/17/15 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by booker21
Yes he is and there are plenty of us.
Good. I'm in favor of people being able to play however makes them happy.
 
# 6 JoshC1977 @ 04/18/15 08:02 AM
Last year was the brand new d-line controls to dominate the line of scrimmage. What happened? Sacks galore.

So, M15 was the year of the sack...is M16 the year of the interception?

Color me skeptical....and this is from someone who has played more M15 than any Madden since I stopped playing '08 on the PC (caveat...most of it spent trying to get the game sliders balanced to accommodate the "new d-line controls").

Look...if they can add new functionality and balance it properly, wonderful. But history is not on their side.
 
# 7 capa @ 04/18/15 08:23 AM
Could be passing cone is make a comeback. Not my thing but I know some folks liked it.

C
 
# 8 Big FN Deal @ 04/18/15 11:15 AM
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Yes he is and there are plenty of us.
The thing is though, there shouldn't need to be a specific target group that plays any certain way to have an AI that behaves accordingly. It baffles me to no end why basic things in other sports games and football games of the past, require lobbying and explaining to get them into Madden. It's the same thing with CPU v CPU games in CFM and a true coach mode, so it just irks me is all.

Also to make sure I'm on topic, hopefully WR/DB interaction is vastly improved in Madden 16 yet the notion that it's likely going to be touted as a "feature"........just refer back to the second sentence in my first paragraph, smh.
 
# 9 SolidSquid @ 04/18/15 11:49 AM
Id like to think this means they added WR/DB jostling controls, but I have a sinking feeling it's gonna be something that heavily favors the offense.
 
# 10 Focus10 @ 04/18/15 12:38 PM
Dez Bryant on cover with no catch against Packers, DOMINATE AIR SUPREMACY
 
# 11 4thQtrStre5S @ 04/18/15 01:32 PM
I don't like the sound of this...Though I will remain open as there is no way to make heads or tails of a single sentence.
 
# 12 SolidSquid @ 04/18/15 01:40 PM
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I don't like the sound of this...Though I will remain open as there is no way to make heads or tails of a single sentence.
It's only one sentence but since when has defense had anything to do with air supremacy? That's definitly an offensive term. If they wanted to make it about winning the battle in the passing game they should have said something along those lines. That and the fact that last year was a "defensive" year with Sherman on the cover really has me feeling like we are going back to robo qb. But it's way to early to tell and speculation is fun lol
 
# 13 roadman @ 04/18/15 01:53 PM
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It's only one sentence but since when has defense had anything to do with air supremacy? That's definitly an offensive term. If they wanted to make it about winning the battle in the passing game they should have said something along those lines. That and the fact that last year was a "defensive" year with Sherman on the cover really has me feeling like we are going back to robo qb. But it's way to early to tell and speculation is fun lol
You will need to choose something else besides Robo QB, Robo QB was alive and well last year.
 
# 14 SolidSquid @ 04/18/15 01:57 PM
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You will need to choose something else besides Robo QB, Robo QB was alive and well last year.
Fair enough. Just don't want every single game I play to be a 49-42 shootout
 
# 15 roadman @ 04/18/15 02:02 PM
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Fair enough. Just don't want every single game I play to be a 49-42 shootout
Offline, it wasn't a shootout for me, if you find the right sliders. The CPU QB AI is truly illogical if sliders aren't moved. Dink and dunk, and no AI in avoiding a rush.

My patience runs thin messing with sliders for several months.

Kudos to sliders guys!
 
# 16 SolidSquid @ 04/18/15 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by roadman
Offline, it wasn't a shootout for me, if you find the right sliders. The CPU QB AI is truly illogical if sliders aren't moved. Dink and dunk, and no AI in avoiding a rush.

My patience runs thin messing with sliders for several months.

Kudos to sliders guys!
This is why I usually pick up madden around xmas time. Gives the slider gurus time to put out a good set or 2
 
# 17 kjcheezhead @ 04/18/15 02:16 PM
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Are you one of the "no switchers" that I've heard so much about?
This is why I have no hope for this feature or this game already. User controlling in madden allows wrs to change direction on a dime or react to passes they haven't found in the air yet. The online head to head guys love "rocket catching" and showing off their stick skills when a lot of sim guys like myself would prefer a route based passing game with the emphasis more on ball placement along the route. The latter makes for a more realistic looking and playing game.
 
# 18 SageInfinite @ 04/18/15 02:28 PM
Can't wait to see how they arcade this up. We knew this was coming, it's been one of the major discussion points for improvement. Nice of them to address the concerns of the community, but I still don't have any faith in their implementation of things.
 
# 19 SageInfinite @ 04/18/15 04:25 PM
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I know. I worry that it's going to get cheesier. I bet the tourney/Madden Vid/exploit crowd is salivating at this. I can smell the mozzarella already...

So I mean, yeah, we could be wrong, but how often have we really been wrong over the past 10 years regarding "new" things they're doing with this franchise? If you're a sim player, then the answer is few to none.
I personally can't think of a time we've been wrong. It's always "well let's wait and, see let's give them a chance". The way Tiburon implements things it's always half way done and never fully fleshed out. Watch something like, it works for for WR's, DB's and Safetys, but doesn't work with LB's, TE's, or RB's :LOL:. Or They didn't work on QB throwing trajectories or ball physics so the interaction only works under certain conditions. Or how about the AI doesn't utilize these new mechanics. It's always something with Tiburon. Ball is probably still going to be tethered.....

I ain't even complaining yall, I'm just keeping it solid with how Tiburon does things. Everything is always a separate system and doesn't work in unison with the whole on the field package.
 
# 20 NimitsTexan @ 04/18/15 06:56 PM
Its always "Fool in the Shower" with Madden people, it seems. Whether that is intentional (they "overdo" the corrections on purpose so reviewers, etc. will notice), or merely the result of poor football knowledge and rushed development cycle, I do not know, but every time in the last decade they try to fix something, the end up over-emphasizing something else.
 

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