We're still months away from the Madden 22 trial on EA Play, or the release date of the title, but that isn't slowing down speculation about how EA Sports will improve after Madden 21.
We've gotten a constant stream of MUT 21 content in Madden 21, but an eventual Madden 22 trial on EA Play could be the most concrete look we get before launch of exactly what gameplay and game mode updates are coming.
We don't have an official Madden 22 release date yet, but previous years can give us a great indication of when the title is expected to land.
Considering August is traditionally Madden month, and the Friday releases of the last few years, the most likely release date for Madden 22 is either August 20, 2021 or August 27, 2021.
With the NFL season opener scheduled for September 9, 2021, EA Sports will likely want Madden 22 in the hands of players before then.
So what does that mean for the Madden 22 trial?
EA Play Madden 22 Trial
While a bit different than a regular demo, fans can likely look forward to an eventual Madden 22 trial offered through EA Play.
Rather than being available to everyone, the EA Play Trial is exclusive to EA Play subscribers, and in the past has given players 10 hours of unfettered access to the full game.
The Madden 21 EA Play Trial was released on week prior to the game being launched, so we can likely expect a Madden 22 trial on either August 13, 2021 or August 20, 2021.
After the 10 hours of gameplay have been used up, the title becomes inaccessible unless players decide to purchase the full game.
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While not every fan is up for pre ordering a title prior to release day, one of the biggest advantages to doing so can be the opportunity for Early Access.
Usually, this means players will get to start the game three to four days prior to launch, but only if they get one of the higher end deluxe editions via pre order.
Last year, players who pre ordered the MVP Edition of Madden 21 got three days early access, and we can expect something similar with Madden 22.
Madden 22 Beta
While players likely won't get a Madden 22 demo, and instead an EA Play Trial, there is potential for EA Sports to release a closed beta for Madden 22.
EA Sports doesn't have a consistent history of trying out a closed beta or even an open beta for titles like Madden 22, but this year could be different.
With major changes and their own acknowledgement of the #FixMaddenFranchise campaign by fans, a closed beta would be a great way to let players have input on how the title is at launch.
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