Let’s See What Next-Gen Madden and NBA Live Look Like

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Not to be upstaged by 2K Sports, EA Sports has taken to the internets to show off what its next-gen installments of Madden NFL 25 and NBA Live 14 look like on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, neither game looks nearly as impressive as NBA 2K14, and Madden NFL 25 in particular doesn’t look anywhere close to as photo-realistic as the “actual game footage” first shown at E3. I don’t see any of the same high quality skin texturing or jersey detail and wear and tear that was shown back in June. What happened?

For Madden, I will at least say that the animations look much improved. The true step locomotion looks like it has grounded the players to the field, opposed to the player models in current Maddens which always feel kind of floaty and slippery like they are sliding in the air just above the ground. NBA Live‘s animations on the other hand look pretty stiff, and the characters still have that slight cartoony video game appearance that just looks a bit off to me.

Both games look solid overall, but going by these new gameplay trailers neither one shows vast superiority over current-gen sports games, or leaves a lasting impression. What say you, video game sports fans?

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