At their E3 2014 press conference, Electronic Arts went out of their way to admit that the defensive mechanics in past Madden games have never been that great. To rectify that, Electronic Arts are touting a variety of brand new defensive mechanics which will be installed into Madden NFL 15.
New defensive features and mechanics allow fans to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare, with an arsenal of new pass rush moves, new open-field tackling mechanics, two new defensive cameras and much more. For the first time ever you can see exactly when the ball-carrier is in your range, and opt for either a conservative tackle or try for a high-risk, high-reward aggressive tackle. Also, new mechanics to jump the snap, get blockers off-balance and disrupt the backfield make it more fun than ever to play as a defensive lineman or blitzing linebacker.
This was shown off a bit in a video that showed a camera angle placed behind a defensive lineman as a literal cone focused in the path ahead of him. You then perform your own kind of move to get around the opposing lineman and try to get at the player with the ball.
Madden NFL 15 will be arriving on store shelves come August 26th.