- An all-new graphics engine has been added for a faster framerate, which includes real-time lighting effects, time of day changes during the game and 3D sideline players, coaches and the chain gang.
- New game engine that brings new physics, smooth animation, multiple collision zones and many other gameplay enhancements to the PC.
- All-new Create-a-Team allows Madden fans to create their own team logo and uniforms.
- New and improved online play allows for more stable and faster gameplay.
- Export a franchise team to another roster and play exhibition games with them. All teams can also be imported and exported from one roster to another.