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07 Oct 2020

Madden 21 Xbox Series X: Pre-Orders, Price, Smart Delivery, Free Next-Gen Upgrade, Release Date, & more

Madden 21 Xbox Series X: Pre-Orders, Price, Smart Delivery, Free Next-Gen Upgrade, Release Date, & more

Microsoft's next-gen console is set to be crucial to the continued success of EA's NFL franchise.

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Xbox Series X Pre-Orders

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Madden 21 Gameplay

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Madden 21 on Xbox Series X

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Xbox Series X Specs

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Slashing load times

Madden 21 has been out for a while but with next-gen consoles coming soon, it's about to get even better.

Here's everything you should know about the newest Madden entry on Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X Pre-Orders

The Xbox Series X will arrive on 10 November, but you can secure your console NOW, provided there is some stock available!

PRE-ORDER XBOX SERIES X HERE.

Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox Series S will cost just £249/$299, the Series X will come in at £449/$499.

Pre-orders are now live in the US and UK, so strike while supplies last!

Madden 21 Gameplay

Now that Madden 21 is here, we have a good feel for the gameplay.

The slower nature of user controlled players has been a boost to the feel of the game, and certainly makes faster players stand out.

One issue players have had with the title is very slow loading times, this should be helped by the Xbox Series X when it does land.

You can read our Madden 21 review here.

Madden 21 on Xbox Series X

Thanks to Smart Delivery, Madden 21 players will not need to buy the game a second time to play it on the Xbox Series X. That means you get a free next-gen upgrade!

The only snag will be moving save files over. The best way to avoid any issues is to make sure your Franchise Mode is in the cloud!

Ultimate Team will carry over though so no need to worry there.

Xbox Series X Specs

Xbox Series X will be Microsoft's most powerful console ever. Powered by their custom-designed processor leveraging AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures.

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WOW: That is some serious power

Delivering four times the processing power of an Xbox One and enabling developers to leverage 12 TFLOPS of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance – twice that of an Xbox One X and more than eight times the original Xbox One.

Their patented form of variable rate shading (VRS) empowers developers to more efficiently utilize the full power of the Xbox Series X. Rather than spending GPU cycles uniformly to every single pixel on the screen, they can prioritize individual effects on specific game characters or important environmental objects.

You can expect more dynamic and realistic environments powered by hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing – a first for console gaming. This means true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real-time as you explore the game world.

Slashing load times

"We’ve created a new generation of SSDs… We’re using the SSD as virtual RAM” said Microsoft in their reveal video, and the result will make loading times a thing of the past."

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BEAST: This big box will power your gaming dreams

This will be the biggest boost for Madden players, as the loading delay in nearly every game mode has been lengthy in Madden 20. The ability to jump from MUT challenge to Superstar KO or CFM in a flash will revolutionize the Madden experience.

In theory, core performance should receive a major boost too.

"Your games, achievements, progression and accessories will all come forward with Xbox Series X."

The combination of the custom AMD architecture, the DDR6 RAM, and the SSD drive could well give us a console that feels truly revolutionary.