Madden 21 PS4: Release date, pre-order, cover, trailer, editions, next-gen, EA Play & more

Sony gamers can look forward to a lot from EA’s next NFL game, though the next-gen path is not clear.

Toby Durant by Toby Durant
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Madden 21 isn’t far out, and we’ve already learned plenty about the upcoming release from the dominant football gaming franchise.

With an official release date and some new gameplay footage, it’s looking like a big win for Sony gamers.

Let’s go over what we know about Madden 21 on the PS4 so far.


Madden 21 PS4 release date

Madden 21 will arrive for early access 25 August, and will release for everyone 28 August

While we’ve had several looks into the game, we expected to see even more at EA Play on 18 June but were sorely disappointed.

Cover athlete & MVP Edition

The MVP Edition has been confirmed, and will offer three days of early access for those that pre-order it.

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And who else but the reigning NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson, would hold down the cover spot?

Madden 21 PS4 cost

That’s right, pre-orders are officially available now for Madden 21!

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The price of the Standard Edition of Madden 21 is $59.99, and the price of the MVP Edition is $79.99.


Madden 21 on PS5

The PS5 reveal event may not have featured Madden 21, but plenty has come out since.

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Buying Madden 21 on PS4 means you will get a free upgrade to PS5. This program is being labeled “Dual Entitlement” by EA and accounts for FIFA 21 players too.

Still, there is some reasonable hesitancy among the PlayStation community about buying the game immediately on PS4 or waiting for the PS5.


EA premiered the Madden 21 official reveal trailer on 16 June, and while some fans were underwhelmed with what was shown, the followup post going into the development process and new changes has led to plenty of hype.

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Toby Durant