Madden fans are absolutely stunned by the clarity of FOX’s 8K NFL footage during Wild Card Weekend. Things are off and rolling with a football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams. Before the game, the channel’s cameras caught All-Pro defensive end Aaron Donald getting pumped up. However, the video was so eerily real, a lot of people wondered if it was a video game. Of course, the joke continued to bloom until a large chunk of Twitter had to comment on the phenomenon. Things only got funnier when the Rams scored and their TD celebration looked exactly like something from the game. Madden has only looked better and better on the road to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. It is scary to imagine that one day the visuals will resemble that 8K camera in some regards.
8K is INSANE (via @NFLonFOX)
h/t @RodolfoLanderosJanuary 9, 2021
Comicbook.com’s Charlie Ridgely reviewed the yearly sports title and thought 21 was a welcome improvement. He specifically called it a grand step forward for the franchise.
“It's no secret that EA's Madden NFL franchise has had a monopoly on football video games for years, even decades. If you love football, you play Madden, and there's not really another choice. Unfortunately for gamers, EA has seemingly taken advantage of that fact as of late, churning out a near-carbon copy of the same game every fall, just with new players and ratings,” he said. “The lack of changes has been infuriating, to say the least, especially when there isn't another option on the market. This year, at least, the folks at EA are finally listening. Madden NFL 21 is a long-overdue upgrade.”
“Madden 21 isn't a perfect game by any stretch, so it's not like this thing is going to revolutionize football gaming going forward. Not every choice made by this new iteration is going to be universally loved by players,” Ridgely added. “That's okay! The point is, rather than just accepting free money by being the only football game on the market, Madden 21 switches things up, while keeping a lot of the elements that worked in previous installments, making it the most enjoyable entry in the past five years.”
Would you love the entire game to be captured in that clarity? Let us know down in the comments! Check out the reactions down below:
You show up to the field and coach says you have to go up against this man.January 9, 2021
So did we!
Thought this was madden... https://t.co/lR8h4TXUAa— Nick - #MambaForever (@iLLMindOfNickB) January 10, 2021
This camera blows my mind https://t.co/zq7a1knFce— Greg Conway (@gregthegreat8) January 10, 2021
Need to update my eyes
He’s somehow more HD than in person on this damn camera https://t.co/tMwYPQTQza— ℓαυяєℓ 🪴 ??? (@hibrrrry) January 10, 2021
You're not aloneprevnext
Are my eyes going bad? Is the real or madden? https://t.co/vbfOk1hZD4— ross (@RossCauseRuckus) January 10, 2021
I love the new cameras. This looks so smooth. https://t.co/6Jn8ZJ5nWp— Andrew Theiss (@CommanderTheiss) January 10, 2021