We all however knew that Madden NFL 21 was coming to the Xbox Series X (and the PlayStation 5). After all, the soccer franchise has been round since 1989 and is the muse of EA’s annual sports activities technique. It’s additionally one of many key video games in its live-services enterprise. And if America does fall beneath a second wave of the coronavirus after reopening the nation too early, it could be the one NFL we get within the fall.

EA tapped Super Bowl champion QB Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs to disclose gameplay of Madden NFL 21 at present throughout the Xbox 20/20 video presentation. It’s considered one of 13 video games which might be part of Microsoft’s lineup for the Xbox Series X, its next-generation dwelling gaming console. And just like Cyberpunk 2077 and all Xbox Game Studios releases, it’s acquired a function akin to (however not) Smart Delivery, so that you’ll have entry to the most-advanced model of it. (So this implies for those who purchase Madden NFL 21 for the Xbox One, you’ll get the Xbox Series X model whenever you improve consoles. Think of it as cross-buy however with next-gen privileges.)

In an electronic mail, EA clarified what this implies: “Players must purchase Madden NFL 21 on Xbox One by December 31, 2020, and upgrade to Xbox Series X by March 31, 2021.” During the reveal, EA confirmed how Madden NFL 21 seems on the Xbox Series X, and it seems extra lifelike than ever earlier than.

Update, 9:05 a.m. Pacific: Added clarification and brief assertion from EA.