In the previous two months, the creators of Madden NFL 21 have been doing the best to improve the game, releasing frequent patches to fix bugs and weak gameplay aspects to make it more enjoyable.
In the meantime, EA Sports have released new information about the next-gen version of Madden NFL 21 alongside the new FIFA 21 information. The two EA Sports games share a webpage, comparable to how the two games shared a trailer showed at this year’s EA Play Live event.
For both games, EA Sports is offering a free next-gen update for all the players who will buy a next-generation console. Therefore, players who have Madden NFL 21 on the PS4 will receive the digital version of the game for free on PS5. As well, Xbox One Madden players will get the digital game for free on the Xbox Series X.
EA Sports is one of the few companies that are offering this kind of upgrade, and this could be a bad thing. Because many games that are being offered as a free upgrade are older games that will only see graphical updates, not gameplay updates. For instance, NBA 2K21’s 2K Sports is only offering free updates to those who bought the $100 Mamba Forever Edition on current-gen. They promised a profound update in gameplay and graphics.
Recently, EA Sports released new information about the next-gen versions of Madden 21. They described the improvement of stats-driven player movement as “Real-life athlete data feeds into the Madden animation engine to create fluid, athletic player movement when accelerating, running routes, and changing direction,” and talked about gameplay immersion as a “New contextual player, bench, and fan reactions let you feel the explosive passion of a last-minute winner or a game-clinching touchdown.”
So we can expect at least some visual and audio improvements. However, we hope a gameplay improvement as well, because the gameplay is as important as the visuals. If this doesn’t happen, EA could see even more fan outrage about Madden NFL 21. If EA Sports use all the power that the PS5 and Xbox Series X offer, there shouldn’t be any reason that the game doesn’t improve from its current-gen counterpart.
When you wait for the next-gen, it doesn’t mean that you need to give up the fun for the current-gen. MUTeamGo store prepares a lot of in-game bonus for you, such as Madden coins and players. Check out their store and I bet you’ll have a great time when you play the game!
(Contributed by Guillermo Bisbal; Edited by Hermes_Fang)