Madden NFL 21 announced
Annual sports title promises new features and modes
Electronic Arts has unveiled NFL MVP and Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson on the cover of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 21, as well as first gameplay details for the annual sports title.
Madden NFL 21 promises new gameplay including improved ball-carrier mechanics for all out control in the running back and receiver positions and enhanced D-Line mechanics that make the pass rush positions more responsive. Plus, Realistic Open-Field Tackling will allow for clutch defensive stops, and offer new player-controlled celebrations. Outside of all the new control players will have in-game, some of the biggest changes will arrive in the overall authenticity and presentation with new on field camera shots and improved player awareness of their positioning and surroundings on the field.
Also new to Madden NFL 21 is Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame, a playable documentary career campaign where players create themselves and play through their rise to fame from high school as a quarterback, to college where they can choose to pivot to running back or wide receiver, before experiencing the NFL Combine, NFL Draft, and cementing their legacy in the League. In addition, fans can expect more than 50 new Superstar X-Factor abilities, Live Playbooks 2.0, and a brand-new season of Ultimate Team content, along with other new features.
Fans can pre-order the Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition and receive numerous benefits, including 3-Day Early Access, Lamar Jackson Elite Item with Power Up, 17 Madden Ultimate Team Gold Team Fantasy Packs, one Large Quicksell Training Pack, Madden Championship Series Ultimate Champion Pack, 1 of 32 Elite Players from Team Elite Pack and one “Your Choice” Uniform Pack.
Through partnerships with Sony and Microsoft, EA SPORTS will offer Dual Entitlement, creating ways for players who purchase either an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 to upgrade their copy of Madden NFL 21 from prior generation Xbox One or PlayStation 4 platforms at no additional cost. This offer will be in place all the way through the Madden NFL 21 season, up to the release of Madden NFL 22. Physical discs cannot currently be used to upgrade to discless consoles.
Madden NFL 21 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide August 28, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam.