25 Sep 2020 5:24 PM +00:00

Madden 21 Next-Gen Upgrade: Pre-Orders, PS5, Xbox Series X, Series S, Sony, Microsoft, Dual Entitlement & more

Madden 21 has been out for a month, and with next-gen consoles on the way all eyes are on how the game may play on the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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So, what can fans expect from the next-gen upgrade?

Latest News - Xbox Series X Pre-Orders Available Now!


Microsoft's next-gen lineup, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, are available for pre-order now!

You can go over all the ways to pick up your consoles here, but beware, supplies are limited, and go fast when they're restocked!

Free next-gen upgrade

The most important thing is that the next-gen upgrade will be FREE for Madden 21 players, as long as they stay within the same manufacturer.

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That means if you got the game on PS4 you can get a free upgrade to PS5, but not to Xbox Series X.

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EA is calling this program Dual Entitlement, and have the same rules in place for FIFA 21 too.


Madden 21 on Xbox Series X

Madden 21 has been 'Optimized for Series X'.

That means EA fully intends to take advantage of the Microsoft machine. The Xbox Series X will be the most powerful console ever made.

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Loading times, the bane of every Madden player, will be next-to-nothing and gameplay should be much sharper.

There are no extra features for Madden 21 on next-gen, but the experience should be much smoother.

Madden 21 on PS5

While not explicitly built for the PS5, Madden 21 will still be able to take advantage of Sony's next-gen console.

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The same benefits of quick loading and crystal clear graphics will be on offer for PS5 gamers.

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