EA has released its annual Super Bowl prediction video, which has used the new Madden NFL 160 video game to predict who is to win the big championship game. This year, Super Bowl 50 sees the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in what is sure to be one of the year's most-watched sporting events in the world.
Highlights of the match are presented in the gameplay video below, depicting an incredibly dramatic game that sees the Panthers lead 17-0 at half-time before a 20-point surge from the Broncos sees them pull ahead until the final minute, at which point the Panthers score the game-winning touchdown to win 24-20.
If reflected in real life, it would be the first ever Super Bowl win for the Panthers. Last year, Madden predicted a 28-24 victory for the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks, and that's exactly what transpired. It even successfully predicted that the Patriots would come back from 28-14 losing position to win. Since EA began releasing these simulated predictions in 2004, they've correctly predicted the winner nine out of twelve times – a good win record, and perhaps indicative of how close a simulation of the sport Madden is.
The Super Bowl 50 takes place this Sunday (7 February 2016) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The event features a half-time performance from Coldplay and, as always, numerous big-budget TV ads throughout the game.