EA Sports recently posted a trailer that gives us a better look of how Madden NFL 18 will give players more control on the field.
The biggest new feature is target passing, which gives players much more control over where they place the ball as quarterback. While you can still execute passing plays with the same mechanics as Madden 17, target passing will give more competitive players an edge by gifting them complete control over where the ball actually ends up when it leaves the quarterback’s hands. It’s an interesting mechanic that seems to make passing a more interactive experience.
In addition to target passing, the other major change in Madden 18 will be the three game styles: arcade, simulation, and competitive, each of which can be played at any of Madden 18‘s difficulty levels.
Arcade mode makes spectacular plays more commonplace by enhancing the likelihood of insane catches, blocked kicks, broken tackles, and stripped balls. It’s a user friendly mode that will be best for novice or casual players.
Simulation mode will take its cue from real-world statistics, especially when it comes to pass completion and injuries, with fatigue and stamina having a major impact on the game. It sounds like this mode will be good for veteran Madden players.
Competitive mode will be for die-hard Madden players. Smart, well-executed plays will be rewarded as much as poor strategy and user error will be punished. Statistics will play a major role in the receivers you choose to throw to and the defensive ends that can stick tackles.
Other changes coming to Madden 18 include better blocking controls and new wide receiver and defensive back mechanics. These changes, in addition to Madden 18‘s story mode, might be the major step forward longtime Madden players have been waiting for.
Madden 18 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 25th.
Source: EA Sports