Madden 21 PS4 vs PS5: Release date, Dual Entitlement, next gen, EA Play

You’ll have a choice between Sony consoles to play the next Madden on. Will it be PS5 or PS4?

by Brandon Ridgely
Madden 21 PS4 vs PS5

Madden 21 is set to arrive this year with next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X. But Madden 21 will also be playable on PS4 and Xbox One.

Let’s go over what we know so far about Madden 21 and which console you should use to play.


Madden 21 release date

We finally have an official release date for Madden 21! It will arrive on 28 August.

This is a few weeks later than previous versions, but given the coronavirus lockdowns causing everyone to work from home it is understandable.

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Madden 21 trailer

EA originally announced its official reveal trailer would premiere 1 June, but after a slight delay it has now arrived.

Not only does it confirm the release date, but it also brings plenty of new info.

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There will be new ball-carrier skill stick controls, as well as pass rush controls, better tackling, and custom controlled celebrations.

Madden 21 EA Play

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COMING SOON- We expect some reports on the progress of Madden 21 at EA Play

We expected to hear plenty about Madden 21’s progress at EA Play 2020. However, it was a surprisingly quiet show for the NFL game.

With a new Face of the Franchise to explore and fresh X-Factor abilities, there is a lot of questions that fans still have about what they can expect

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Madden 21 on PS4 vs PS5

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YOUR NEW WEAPON- Sony revealed the newest controller design for PS5, and its new features

All these delays just means more time to decide which Sony console you should play Madden 21 on. Allow us to help with that.

Madden 21 on PS4 will be a safe, reliable way to play the game without investing in an entirely new console along with it.

While the game is being designed with next-gen capabilities in mind, the PS4 release should still be just as functional. This also means no waiting in line for the next-gen console’s release.

Pre-order your copy of Madden 21 here

Madden 21 on PS5 will be the series’ first leap to next-gen technology. And with competitor 2K Games signing with the NFL to make football video games again, this combined pressure should mean EA steps up big for Madden 21.

Sure you’ll have to pick up an entirely new console, and maybe even wait for access to the console on release day, but this is the way to play Madden 21 to its full potential with all the extra processing power and more of the PS5.

Dual Entitlement

FIFA 21 players are getting a free upgrade from PS4 to PS5.

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Thankfully, so are Madden players!

That means that if you buy Madden 21 on release date for PS4 you can upgrade to the PS5 for free!

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Brandon Ridgely

US Editor, but I cover a bit of everything. Current favorite games: NBA 2K20, MLB The Show 20, EA Sports UFC 3.