After the highlights of last night’s Super Bowl XLIX included dancing sharks, surprisingly morose commercials, and a series of twists and turns in the big game’s final act, one of the more shocking pieces of news turns out to be from last year’s Madden title, which somehow predicted the game’s outcome.
Each year, EA releases a rigged-game of its latest football title, this past year’s being Madden 15, to emulate the outcome of this year’s Super Bowl game. While the simulation each year has had shockingly good results for the past decade, it may seem that EA even rigged the Super Bowl itself, as Madden 15‘s Super Bowl simulation correctly predicted the New England Patriots defeating the Seattle Seahawks with a score of 28-24.
Even more shockingly, the simulation also called that the Patriots would make a comeback following them being down 14-24 for a good deal of the game, and although the simulation didn’t quite catch some of the more miraculous catches (and unlucky plays) that defined last night’s game, hopefully some people at EA are very, very happy with the Super Bowl office pools they just won.
Madden 15 is currently available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 – you can check out the entirety of EA’s Super Bowl XLIX simulation game below: