See How Madden NFL Captures the Snaps, Crackles and Pops of Football

EA presents a behind-the-scenes look at the making of its latest Madden NFL game and the special motion capture players that make the series one of the most realistic sports gaming experiences out there.

Each year, the company enlists the talents of stunt players such as Omar Nazel, Kenny Bell and Matt Spanos who help to build the game by playing simulated football while wearing special motion capture suits with 65 reflective markers to map out their movements. Performed at EA’s Capture lab in Vancouver, some of the over 750 shots range from the obvious clashes between linemen and tackles to the most minute details such as pre-play fidgets and sticking a mouth guard into a face mask. This capture process is done up to four times a keep the game fresh, realistic and enticing to gamers with stunt players getting about $1,000 a day for a one-week shoot.

The new game — which has not yet been firmly titled Madden 15 or Madden 26 — is set to release later this August. Till then, check out the clip below.

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