EA Sports has made its annual Super Bowl prediction after simulating the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers game in Madden NFL 24.
The simulation predicted an incredibly close game but put the Chiefs on top in a 30 to 28 victory. This would make the Chiefs the eighth team in history to win back-to-back Super Bowls, and only the ninth instance of it in NFL history.
EA Sports also predicted Chiefs quarterback Partrick Mahomes will become the third player in history to win back-to-back Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards.
49ers fans perhaps shouldn’t worry too much about the prediction, however, as Madden NFL hasn’t always been accurate in its simulations. The last 10 years have seen it proved wrong 70% of the time, though it did perfectly anticipate the New England Patriots’ 28 to 24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.
It was wrong last year, predicting a 31 to 17 Philadelphia Eagles victory over the Chiefs, in a game the Chiefs ended up winning 38 to 35.
Those looking to test the simulation themselves can do so in Madden NFL 24, made particularly easy on Xbox thanks to the game hitting Game Pass on February 8.
In our 6/10 review of EA’s latest, IGN said: “New animations and improved AI make Madden NFL 24’s on-field action the best it’s ever been, but everything that happens off the field is a slog of dated modes and laggy menus that brings everything around it down.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.