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Madden 22 will lay down EA's intentions on PS5

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Madden 21 is still moving forward with massive MUT drops, but players are looking forward to the eventual release of Madden 22, and what it could hold for the PS5.

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We expect to learn plenty more about Madden 22 at EA Play Live this summer, but we have received some details early, including the Madden 22 cover star!

Here's everything we know so far about Madden 22 on PS5.

Latest - Madden 22 Reveal Trailer

It is here! Take a look at what is to come from Madden 22.

Last year's Madden 21 gameplay trailer was also followed a few days later by a dual-trailer with FIFA 21 at EA Play Live that specifically hyped the launch of those two titles on next-gen consoles.

While they did each eventually hit PS5 and Xbox Series X, the next-gen releases came in December, roughly a month after those next-gen consoles launched.

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Who Will Be the Madden 22 PS5 Cover Star?

EA have revealed in a new teaser that we'll get a Madden 22 cover star reveal come June 17th!

This teaser suggests a double cover with two goats, meaning two of the greatest of all time will grace the Madden 22 cover.

Madden has a history of different covers with each different edition, but these covers all involve the same cover star(s).

For Madden 22 on PS5, we expect the same, with a unique cover for special editions.

So who will take the Madden 22 cover spot? We're leaning towards Mahomes and Brady due to recent reports of the two being filmed together on the gridiron.

Madden 22 Release Date for PS5

Play Madden 22 early on Tuesday, 17 August!

The last three years we've seen Madden release on a Friday in August. While Madden 19 and Madden 20 hit a bit earlier in the month, Madden 21 returned to a late-August standard, so August 20, 2021 or August 27, 2021 are the most likely release dates for Madden 22.

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LET'S GO - The countdown to Madden 22 is on

Like clockwork, they have been releasing Madden games every August for going on two decades now, and it's unlikely EA Sports will let that tradition waiver with first installment to launch ready for next-gen consoles.

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READ MORE: Will Madden 22 also release on PS4?

Madden 21 did come to PS5 by December, but it originally released on PS4 on August 28, 2020. With that delay in mind, in many ways, we may finally get to see what next-gen can do for the world of football with Madden 22.

Madden 22 Price for PS5

Unfortunately, next-gen consoles come with next-gen prices. While they haven't officially announced Madden 22 for PS5 and the game's price, we can expect it to follow the new standard of $70.

While this is a step up from the $60 standard seen for PS4 games in the previous console generation, Sony Interactive Entertainment's President & CEO Jim Ryan defended and confirmed the new $70 baseline when he spoke to The Telegraph last year.

It's not the case for every single game released on PS5 so far, but the new $70 price point looks like it's here to stay, and it won't be a surprise if EA Sports sticks to that for Madden 22 on PS5.

Pre Order Madden 22 Now

Madden 22 pre orders are now open, which means you can secure your PS5 copy, or whichever your platform preference is!

Secure your copy of Madden 22 early at any of the links below:

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Microsoft Store: Standard Edition on Xbox One, Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S, MVP Edition on Xbox, Dynasty Edition on Xbox

Best Buy: Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S, Standard Edition on PS5, MVP Edition on Xbox, MVP Edition on PS4 & PS5

Amazon: Standard Edition on PS5, Standard Edition on Xbox One, Standard Edition on Xbox Series X|S, Standard Edition on PS4, MVP Edition on Xbox, MVP Edition on PS4 & PS5

Truly Next-Gen Madden

There was plenty of excitement about Madden 21 heading to PS5, but the next-gen update that released in December failed to live up to that excitement.

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UNDER PRESSURE: Can Madden 22 live up to the next-gen promises?

There was plenty of promise, but Madden 21 launched on PS5 as relatively the same game that had launched a few months prior on PS4. There was a visual change to the play-calling in games, some updated graphics, and a minor addition of Next Gen Stats during replays.

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EA Sports has promised upgrades to Franchise Mode that could include coaching and staff management, scouting improvements, new scenario engine enhancements, a new team chemistry system, Commissioner Tools improvements, and more.

READ MORE: Top 5 Things We Want from Madden 22 Franchise Mode

While details are scarce, EA Sports seems committed to continuing to improve the franchise with the launch of Madden 22, and will hopefully not make the mistake of coasting on new graphics and the features of yesteryear.

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