Madden 21 Trailer: Gameplay trailer coming? Franchise Mode, new features, MUT & more

The first look at EA’s new game has arrived a little early – what is in store for fans this year?

Toby Durant by Toby Durant
MADDEN 21 trailer

Madden 21 is almost here, and we’ve not only got its official reveal trailer, but also its next-gen trailer!

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Madden 21 on next gen trailer

Madden 21 made waves by releasing a ton of important info all at once on things like abilities, game modes, and even the release date.

There has also been an all new trailer released for the game covering its next gen leap, which premiered during EA Play 2020.

You can watch this trailer below:

Madden 21 Announcement Trailer

Companies always have to contend with leaks, and EA is no different.

The trailer for Madden 21 arrived a little early and is full of gameplay tweaks.

X-Factor abilities return

One of the pieces of true gameplay we got a glimpse at had cover star Jamar Jackson making a move at the goal line with a bright red X beneath him.

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That means that after their introduction last year, EA is sticking with X-Factor and Superstar abilities Madden 21.

Love them or hate them, you better start getting used to them as a feature in Madden.

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All-new skill stick controls

It looks like EA is trying to create a skill gap when it comes to running with the ball in hand, be that on a hand-off, after the catch, or scrambling.

A lot of the shots featured running backs dodging tacklers, which is only going to encourage the run-heavy competitive scene to keep pounding the rock and working on their skill stick prowess.

New pass rush control

On defense there is an emphasis on user pass rush. This is not something players normally control.

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It looks like a skill stick for pass rush will be implemented, which could convince some players to come down to the line of scrimmage and rush rather than drop into coverage.

Realistic tackling

We are also promised more realistic tackling and “clutch stops”.

This may help negate some of the impact of the enhanced ball carrier controls. We’ll have to wait until we can get our hands on it to really find out though.

User-controlled celebrations

Players will have more options for celebrations than before as we are promised “user-controlled” ones. The trailer includes JuJu Smith-Schuster doing the robot. Which is nice.

MVP Edition

Finally, it confirmed the MVP Edition.

What will be in it isn’t clear, but these editions usually bring three days early access as well as some perks to kick your Ultimate Team off.

Gameplay trailer coming?

The announcement trailer didn’t give us much in the way of actual gameplay. Or really a look at Franchise Mode, Ultimate Team, or how we might interact with the new title.

We expect there will be a true gameplay trailer coming soon. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long.

Toby Durant