Madden 25’s SmartGlass features on Xbox One have been detailed by EA Sports, which it describes as a defensive tool for tablets and smartphones – offering players a second screen gaming experience.
Called CoachGlass, the feature allows players to see their opponent’s “offensive tendencies, personnel groupings, major weapons, and suggests defensive plays designed to counter the offense’s biggest strengths,” states the press release.
It also pulls data from tens of thousands of online matchups, with regular updates providing a stream content and recommendations to users. It can also be used to select plays based on offensive personnel groups, or to “track tendencies at various downs and distances in order help players predict the opposition’s tendencies, and call plays to defend the part of the field their opponent is likely to attack.”
Users can also browse through previous plays called during a given game, with filters to sort by down, distance and more and it can be used at any point in a game both online and offline in Play Now, Connected Franchise, Madden Ultimate Team and other modes.
It also works in co-op, allowing one player to take the tablet or smartphone and act as defensive coordinator, while another player “handles the on-field action.”
Madden NFL 25 will be available for Xbox One on November 19 and on PlayStation 4 November 12.
CoachGlass will be available for Madden NFL 25 on Xbox One at launch.