July 15, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- GMC, the Official Vehicle of the NFL, will become the official vehicle of EA SPORTS
Madden NFL 25
when the 25
anniversary edition of the
franchise arrives in stores with GMC vehicles integrated into the gaming experience for the first time.
The game will include the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup as well as
, Acadia and Terrain models.
The vehicles will appear at various points during gameplay, including after a Super Bowl victory. Just as in real life, the game's MVP will be awarded a vehicle. The GMC Official Vehicle of the NFL logo, vehicle imagery and other branding will be displayed on scoreboards and in the advertising around select stadiums.
GMC's in-game integration will also include elements of the brand's involvement as the Official Vehicle of the NFL. During the NFL season, GMC selects a "Never Say Never Moment of the Week," the moment that best demonstrates a combination of impressive athletic performance, intelligence and preparation. Each moment will be made available to replay in-game at regular intervals throughout the season. Replays require an Internet connection and an Origin Account required to play. Account creators must be at least 13 years old.
Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to complete a hand-picked GMC Collection of Professional Grade players, which can be found through the purchase of Madden Ultimate Team packs.
From now until
, an online sweepstakes will give
fans a chance to win tickets to EA SPORTS Tiburon studio in
, where they'll spend a day meeting the programmers and testing the game before it's released to the public. They will also be driven around town in the all-new 2014 GMC Sierra full-size pickup. Contest details are at
"GMC's association with professional football is rooted in the common bonds of strength and determination," said
, director of GMC Advertising and Sales Promotions. "Our new
integration allows us to show that we're a technologically savvy brand as well."
GMC vehicles today are designed primarily in the digital space using advanced computer-aided design programs. The brand's designers provided EA SPORTS with files used to design real vehicles to develop those seen in the game.