MADDEN 25 Gameplay Trailer Reveals Next Level Of FieldSENSE Powered By BOOM Tech

MADDEN 25 Gameplay Trailer Reveals Next Level Of FieldSENSE Powered By BOOM Tech

Madden NFL 25 brings the boom with its first gameplay trailer highlighting the next iteration of FieldSENSE powered by all-new BOOM Technology.

By MattIsForReal - Jun 20, 2024 09:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Madden NFL

EA Sports dropped the first gameplay trailer for Madden NFL 25, revealing all the latest tech powering this year's game. Each year, EA aims to create a more realistic and authentic gameplay experience and this year is no different.

As previously revealed, Madden NFL 25 on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC will feature the newest iteration of FieldSENSE. This year, it's powered by all-new BOOM Tech, "a dynamic physics-based tackling system that unlocks the reengineered Hit Stick and a new level of ball carrier control." 

The new gameplay trailer shows off exactly how all these buzzwords translate into actual gameplay. While BOOM Tech really aims to create "authentic one-on-one impacts, field by physics," FieldSENSE impacts all aspects of the game.

As the trailer showcases, FieldSENSE helps fuel AI blocking logic at the offensive and defensive lines, all-new catch mechanics, branching animation combos that give you more control across the field, and improved contextual reactions for elusive ball carrier controls. The trailer also briefly touches on "true-to-life player behaviors" with signature animations, deeper NFL immersion in Franchise Mode, authentic rookie headscans, and dynamic new playbooks.

EA provided a more in-depth explanation of each of the new features and mechanics in Madden NFL 25 this year.

  • Physics-Based Tackling: Cut loose and attack the ball with powerful Hit Sticks, Cut Sticks, trucks, dives, and stiff arms with more control and realism than ever. A new data-driven physics system considers timing, momentum, weight, speed, strength, and player ratings to inform 1-on-1 ball carrier impact for a wider variety of explosive and authentic physical outcomes. 

  • Reloaded Hit Stick: Bring power in every phase of the game. The re-engineered Hit Stick uses a timing-based mechanic to provide more control determined by your angle of impact, stick skill, and accuracy for cut sticks, big hits, and trucks, with more realistic physical movements and results. 

  • Ball Carrier Control: Run the rock with unparalleled confidence and command with the new Ball Carrier Balance and Recovery System. Feel the impact of every hit and experience the thrill of breaking tackles like never before with more realistic and dynamic ball carrier experience. Absorb big hits, regain your balance, and continue the drive, all based on the intensity of the collision and the ratings of the players involved.

  • Foundational Football: The latest additions to FieldSENSE™ deliver increased authenticity in all three phases of the game – offense, defense, and special teams – to celebrate and reward fans' love of the NFL. New team-specific plays from some of the NFL's most innovative play-callers bring enhanced strategy and gameplay variety, including the new NFL hybrid kickoff. Signature pre- and post-snap animations deliver a new level of immersion, and all-new skill-mechanics for ball carriers, receivers, and defenders provide players with ultimate control across the field.

If all of these mechanics are as effective as this trailer makes them out to be, this could be the best Madden game we've had in years. Perhaps with competition coming from within its own studio in the form of EA Sports College Football, the team behind Madden really felt the pressure to step up and deliver something special.

Madden NFL 25 will be available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC via EA app for Windows, Steam and Epic Games Store on August 16. Remember, only the Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC versions will offer FieldSENSE and BOOM Tech. Pre-ordering the Madden NFL 25 Deluxe Edition provides 3-day early access, 4600 Madden Points, and more.

New this year is the MVP Bundle. For $149.99, you receive Madden NFL 25 Deluxe Edition and College Football 25 Deluxe Edition.

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