Madden 21 Release Date: Early Access, Ultimate Team, Franchise Mode, Editions, Cost & more

EA have finally confirmed the launch date of their new NFL game – along with early access.

Toby Durant by Toby Durant
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The new Madden 21 trailer has finally arrived and with it confirmation of the release date.

As well as news about early access.


Madden 21 Release Date

It’s official, Madden 21 will arrive on 28 August!

It’s a little later than expected but given the COVID-19 lockdown it isn’t a surprise.

The game will drop on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

You can get early access too…

MVP Edition & early access

We also know that the Deluxe Edition and MVP Edition will give players early access.

Lamar Jackson celebrating in Madden
COVER STAR: MVP Lamar Jackson is on the front of Madden 21

Early access starts on 25 August. Pre-order now to ensure you get your copy in time for game day!

New features

Fans have had a hint at a host of new features for the game.

Higher levels of control are promised this year to “inspire creativity on both sides of the ball”.

New skill stick ball-carrier moves, pass rush moves, and open-field tackling is all promised with the new title.

That should mean a more balanced game that Madden 20, hopefully.


EA Play

EA’s annual showcase was an oddly quiet event for Madden 21.

Given the trailer and all the info that came out about it we had expected to hear more about the game.

Instead, some fans are left in limbo, waiting for more news about what is to come for both Franchise Mode and Ultimate Team.

Toby Durant