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Madden 21 Release Date And New Features Announced

It looks like Madden fans will have to wait a little longer to start playing Madden 21.

The days of having 1 release date where everyone starts playing are long behind us. Depending on which edition of Madden 21 you get, here is when you can expect to get your hands on the game.

The official Madden NFL 21 release date is set for Friday, August 28th, 2020.

You can play 3 days earlier than that if you pre-order the MVP Edition which comes out on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020.

And if you are an EA Access subscriber, you can play a limited trial of the game (usually 10 hours of play time) 5 days before the MVP Edition comes out. That means EA Access subscribers can start playing on Thursday, August 20th.

Madden 21 will be available on those dates for PlayStation 4, XBOX One and PC. It will be available at launch for the PlayStation 5 and XBOX Series X. The release dates of those consoles haven’t yet been announced but are expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.

EA Sports accidentally revealed the Madden 21 release date a bit ahead of their planned schedule. The big reveal was scheduled for Monday, June 1st but in the description of that YouTube video (since taken down), they outted Madden 21’s release date.

You can also see that EA Sports is advertising a few new features. The text in the image may be a bit hard to read so we’ve copied it below.

“Go all out in Madden NFL 21 with innovative gameplay mechanics that offer advanced levels of control and inspire creativity on both sides of the ball.

Feel all-out control with the new Skill Stick ball-carrier system, dominate the edge with fresh pass rush moves, experience more open-field realism with tackle improvements, and have more fun with user-controlled celebrations.”

From the sounds of it, the Skill Stick ball-carrier system is the big innovation this year but we will have to wait until Monday to find out exactly what that will be.

What are you most excited for in Madden 21? Let us know in the comments!

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John Madden
John Madden
4 years ago

I can’t wait to spend $$$ on MUT. Please take my money, EA!

Madden's the same since 2002
Madden's the same since 2002
4 years ago

I can’t wait for 2k to come back

Trayvaon
Trayvaon
4 years ago

I hope y’all finally fix Lamar Jackson because he don’t fumble like that

Yam con
Yam con
4 years ago
Reply to  Trayvaon

Just slide instead of running into defenders like an idiot ?

Michael Braithwaite
Michael Braithwaite
4 years ago

I’m really excited for Madden 21 to come out!

WahnSolo
WahnSolo
4 years ago

Absolutely nothing. They haven’t done anything amazing. Skill stick control? Player celebrations? Yawn.. EA should be way more advanced. They’ve been developing games for a long time now. Let’s get better cut scenes. Show the QB walking up to the line of scrimmage after the huddle, Maybe voice control, being able to call plays with our voice or call audibles with our voice.. 2k would do all of that. EA is a monopoly, they know everyone will buy the madden series every year without any competition from other developers. Again… Yawn. Come on EA.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Can’t wait until Madden loses all their customers to 2k Sports again!

Remi
Remi
4 years ago

Can’t wait to not buy this

Bassman04@hotmail.co.uk
Bassman04@hotmail.co.uk
4 years ago

Roll on 2026?

Tex Kansas
Tex Kansas
4 years ago

Let’s improve franchise mode with bringing back cpu vs cpu in franchise, and real coach mode.

If we started there many customers would be happy.

Lawrence
Lawrence
4 years ago

I hope y’all fix Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson carry ratings because they don’t fumble like that in real life. I also reckoned that you allow a way to toggle on and off the line of scrimmage so that players can see where they are starting from. I get upset when I am scrambling and unaware of the “LOS” and create a penalty. Lastly, allow mass substitution.

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