Madden 21 : A comprehensive guide to Madden 21: Taking a look at the new features, release date, cover athlete, and more.
Madden 21 Release Date
EA Sports announced earlier this year that the game will release today, August 28th. Normally the game doesn’t drop so close to the start of the NFL season, but the release was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, players who pre-ordered the game were able to play 3 days earlier. Anyone who had EA Access, Origin Access, or Origin Access Premier was eligible for early access. Moreover, people who subscribe to EA Play were able to access the game a full week earlier, but their play time was limited to 10 hours.
Madden 21 Price
This year, there will be 3 different editions of Madden: Standard, Deluxe and MVP. Each of them differ on the basis of packs and availability of early access.
The standard edition, as the name suggests, is the cheapest and most basic version of the game. It will cost you $59.99. The next most expensive is the Deluxe edition at $79.99 and finally the MVP edition will release at $99.99.
Where can you buy Madden 21?
Madden 21 will be available on:
The game will also be compatible with the next gen consoles, and players will not have to buy the game twice. These consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X, should be out in the holiday season this year.
The game, however, will not be available for the Nintendo Switch. On the bright side, EA partnered with Steam in June, so PC users will be able to download the game from Steam too.
Madden 21 New Features
- The Yard
- New Gameplay Mechanics: Skill Stick and more
- Face of the Franchise
- Live Playbooks 2.0
- Superstar X-Factor 2.0
Madden 21 Cover Athlete
After winning the MVP award for the 2o20 season, Lamar Jackson will be the cover athlete this year. The former Heismann Trophy winner will be featured on the cover of all 3 editions, sporting a different look on each.
“With style and swag uniquely his own, reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson dazzles on the new Madden NFL 21 cover as he does against the opposition on gameday,” the EA Sports website reads.