Electronic Arts has announced that December 4 will be the date that the next-generation versions of Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 will be made available worldwide.
“With each console generation, EA Sports erases more of the line between virtual and real in our games. The next generation versions of Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 will offer stunning, immersive and authentic experiences, truly enabling players to feel the next level of sports experience,” said Cam Weber, EVP and Group GM of EA Sports. “Through the awesome power of Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 we’ve been able to create industry leading gameplay and content advances, bringing our players ever closer to the sports they love.”
Interestingly, the games released on the PlayStation 5 will feature the new haptic technologies found in the DualSense controller, which is good. As a Canadian, I would like to see that haptic feedback on the NHL series, but that's something I'm duty-bound to say so just ignore me, eh?
Those who have bought or will buy Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 from now and until the launch of next year's Madden NFL 22 and FIFA 22 will receive the Xbox Series X|S and the PlayStation 5 versions of the games for free. Players will also be able to carry over their progress and content from Ultimate Team, The Yard, and both franchise modes in Madden NFL 21 and the Ultimate Team and Volta Football in FIFA 21.
This is pretty much all we know about how the games will look on next-gen consoles--just this trailer that was released in June. Ordinarily, you should be able to say that the PC on max settings is how the next-gen games will look, but who knows. There is no information on a separate next-gen retail release, which is interesting.
If you would like to know how the Dual Entitlement upgrade works for FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21, be sure to check out the FIFA page here and the Madden page here. If you want to check out the next-gen page for both titles, click here.
What do you think of this news? Have you already bought Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21? Let us know in the comments!