On Field Highlights & Presentation
In the new Madden 16 game you’ll see a player card flash on-screen to show you who made a big play and then a small pop-up bubble to highlight the action. This adds to the presentation, but isn’t a major gameplay addition.
The EA Sports team working on Madden 16 is in the second year of a coordination with a presentation director from NFL films. This includes a new batch of camera angles and presentation after a big play that mirrors what you might see during a big moment of a real football game.
Tougher to Defend Smart Receivers
When you are playing defense you’ll notice that the receivers are now smarter. If the receiver knows that a defender is right behind them, they will choose a possession catch to make sure that they get the ball and some yards instead of trying for a default type of catch like in Madden 15.
With this new feature defenders will need to be aware of how the AI controlled receivers will respond to coverage.
Play the Ball on Defense
In Madden 15 you can swat, go for the interception or prepare to tackle a receiver. In Madden 16 you will now see more options that allow you to use the Ball Hawk option to go for the ball instead of the player.
This works best in situations where you have double coverage and can lead to impressive and exciting turnover opportunities on the initial attempt or even on a deflection. You can also use a similar option to attempt to knock the ball out of the receiver’s hand.