If you're already looking forward to Madden 22 on Xbox Series X|S later this year, the good news is that you're not alone.
Latest - EA Play Trial expected for Madden 22
While there's still plenty of time between now and the Madden 22 release date, most fans are already looking forward to the likely EA Play Trial the title will have.
Instead of a traditional demo, it's become the new standard for EA Sports to offer a 10-hour gameplay trial to EA Play subscribers, and we may see that again this year.
The trial would likely land a week before launch, and it would give players a chance to really test out and feel Madden 22 for themselves before they make the leap and purchase the full game.
Madden 22 Reveal Trailer
Sadly, there hasn't yet been a reveal trailer for Madden 22, but last year's can provide a great indication of when we can expect on this summer.
The trailer for Madden 21 landed on June 16, 2020, and that's likely when we can expect another this year.
Last year we also had to wait a little longer for Next Gen details, but that should come with the reveal trailer for Madden 22.
Release Date on Xbox Series X|S
Just as we don't yet have an official trailer, we don't yet have an official release date. However, looking at previous years can give us a pretty solid prediction as to when Madden 22 will hit Xbox Series X|S.
The past three Madden games were made available in August, and each on a Friday. With that, we expect the Madden 22 release date to land on August 20 or August 27, 2021.
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While last year's Madden 21 originally came out for PS4 and Xbox One, the next gen versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S hit in December of 2020. We likely won't see that delay this year, as EA Sports will want everything to land in August at once.
Xbox Series X|S Price
While we may see past-gen versions released on PS4 and Xbox One stick to the traditional $60 price tag, that's unlikely to be the case for Xbox Series X|S as next-gen consoles have set the new standard price at $70.
While many outlets, such as CNBC, looked at the potential backlash from this price increase, there doesn't seem to be any lasting damage on gaming so far.
Right now, it looks like $70 will be the price to pay for next-gen games, but they'll need to prove themselves worthy of that by delivering next gen gameplay.
Next Gen Gameplay
The hype began last year about Madden 21, which promised releases on next gen consoles that would upgrade the game and take it into the future.
However, that wasn't how things worked out. Madden 21's next gen releases had some change in the play-calling style and tweaks to stats during replays, but things didn't deliver much past that.
With no gap between their usual release date and the release of the next gen consoles themselves, EA Sports will have to live up to their Next Gen Madden promises with Madden 22.
They've spoken about a commitment to improvements in franchise mode including coaching and staff management, a new team chemistry system, and more, but only time will tell if they deliver on those plans.