developer: EA Sports
publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
Madden NFL 16 for PS4, X360 and etc. is the twenty-seventh fully-fledged installment of Madden NFL series, released by Electronic Arts annually since 1988 (with a small hiatus in 1989), untill 1993 known as John Madden Football. Following the footmarks set by Madden NFL 15, we are dealing with a realistic American football simulator, which was developed by EA Tiburon, an internal studio of Electronic Arts also known as EA Sports.
As always, Madden NFL means an extensive career mode, in which the player takes the reins of a promising football team, and begins a long road, climbing to the top of football hierarchy. Those searching for a quick kick-off can choose one of the other, less complex gameplay modes, including a quick match, or take part in one of the multiplayer games.
The new edition introduces a number of novelties, including a previously unavailable Draft mode (focusing on creating and managing a team), multiple improvements to Connected Franchise mode (resulting in less complicated gameplay), more realistic quarterbacks, improved mid-air actions (as a result of new animations), special coverage for well-performed actions, and further upgrades to Ultimate Team mode.
Similarly to its predecessor, Madden NFL 16 for PS4, X360 and etc. is powered by Ignite, an engine developed by EA Sports for eighth generation consoles. However, seventh generation consoles reuse a different, less sophisticated engine called Impact.