The defensive side of the ball has been at a disadvantage the past few years, and Madden 15 is trying to change this. Part of the overhaul process is improving the game's tackling, which the optional tackling cone hopes to do.

In Madden 25, it didn't feel like the tackling animations triggered properly. In an attempt to avoid missed tackles, the new optional tackling cone lets you know where your players are orientated before you try and initiate contact. Hopefully this straddles the line between being effective, but not too effective.

For more info on the game, check out this tutorial on the new defensive linemen moves, as well as how to get better at the game via the revamped Skills Trainer mode.

Madden NFL 15 comes out for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on August 26.