The first official trailer for Madden 21 is out. You can see the trailer down below:
In a press release, EA revealed what players can expect from the upcoming Madden game. This year’s installment will feature:
“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, and fun to play. Plus, Realistic Open-Field Tackling will allow for clutch defensive stops, and new player-controlled celebrations after each game changing play combine to make the gridiron experience even more true to life. 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.”
Other Madden 21 New Features Include
- A new “playable documentary career” mode called Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame. Here, players start at the high school level as a quarterback and work their way up to the NFL. In college, players will get the choice to become a running back or wide receiver.
- 50 new X-Factor abilities
- Live Playbooks 2.0
- New Ultimate Team content
Finally, we have this year’s cover star. Although it was leaked back in April, EA officially revealed Baltimore Ravens Quarterback and 2019-20 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson as Madden 21’s cover athlete.
Madden 21 will release on August 28th, 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC (via both Origins and Steam). The game will release on next-gen consoles and Google Stadia later in the year. If you purchase Madden 21 for PS4 or Xbox One and decide to make the jump to either of the next-gen systems, EA Sports is offering customers the chance to upgrade to the next-gen version of the game for free. This offer will run until the studio releases Madden 22 next year.
For more Madden coverage, check out our review for Madden 20 or this article detailing the renewed partnership between EA and the NFL.
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