Madden 15 is less than two months from hitting shelves, and despite the shortened release cycle due to the transition over to next-gen platforms, EA Sports appears to have a lot in store for us.

Gamers often complain that there aren’t enough changes made between each iteration to warrant an annual release, but the introduction of next-gen platforms gives developers a lot more power to work with under the hood. Now that EA Sports has had another year to develop Madden for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, expect to see an even better, more polished product with Madden 15.

Set for release on August 26, here are 10 reasons to be excited about getting your hands on the next version of Madden.

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