03 Dec 2020 8:36 AM +00:00

Madden 21 Xbox Series X: Next gen gameplay, trailer, release date, Dual Entitlement & more

Madden 21 has grown over the last three months since its release, and is about to make some big changes for next-gen!

Let's go over everything you need to know about the new Madden entry on Xbox Series X.

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Next gen release date

EA announced that the next-gen version of their NFL game will be landing on 4 December.

BUY NOW: Get Madden 21 on Xbox One and receive free next-gen upgrade

While it is later than many would have wanted, the upgrade to next-gen will be free thanks to Dual Entitlement. Which is a nice bonus.

Next gen trailer

EA has given us a glimpse of what Madden 21 will look like on Xbox Series X with the new next gen trailer!

You can check out the trailer below:

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There look to be plenty of improvements as EA boast it will be "The most realisitc NFL sim ever".

Madden 21 on Xbox Series X

On the Xbox Series X player movement will take a leap forward.

EA will be using RFID tracking information to create unique player movement, acceleration, change of direction, and animations.

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MORE REALISM: Better use of data will allow EA to create a more realistic sim

AI reactions should be more authentic and elite players should stand out more with their positioning and intelligence.

New in-game presentation

The NFL's Next Gen Stats aren't only influencing player animation, movement, and decision-making, but they will be included in game replays too, just like the real NFL.

From time to sack to air yards and ball carrier speed, you'll get some amazing additions to the in-game presentation on Xbox Series X.

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Next gen playcalling

How you can group and call plays in Madden 21 will be changing too.

"By Player" playcalling will let you get the ball in your X-Factor's hands more often.

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CALL MY NUMBER COACH: Pick your play by the player you want with the ball

You can also group your favorite plays together with a marker and new tab, meaning you can get to that 3rd down money play quicker.

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Visual improvements

As you would expect, next-gen power means big visual improvements for Madden 21.

In a recent Gridiron Notes, EA detailed how a new deferred lighting system will create more realistic environments and players.

They also stated that they will finally be making sidelines properly representative of the players on them and their movement and reaction.

They are also completely re-doing player bodies. "All player bodies in the next generation of Madden NFL are brand new to accurately represent the various athletic body types across the league. See deeper definition in player physiques while dynamic lighting accentuates details such as faces, hair, and uniforms to take athletes to a whole new level of realism."

We can't wait to see the improvements!

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