Madden 21 Next-Gen Trailer and Gameplay Details Arrive for PS5, Xbox Series X Launch

Fans have been waiting to see a Madden 21 next-gen trailer and now it’s officially here in all its glory. On Wednesday, EA released a gameplay video trailer showing off some of what to expect for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. In addition, EA dropped additional details ahead of the game’s launch on next-gen, which is just a few weeks away.

EA unveils Madden 21 next-trailer with gameplay visuals

Football simulation is getting an upgrade as the Madden game heads to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles. The Madden 21 next-gen trailer gives an overview of the types of technology used to take gameplay to a whole new level. One of those tech aspects of the gameplay is “Next Gen player movement” powered by Next Gen Stats.

It involves the use of RFID tags in players’ shoulder pads to help chart their “every move within inches.” So that will help better simulate their real-life movements on the field. Gamers should see it in terms of unique acceleration, change of direction, and in general for movement of all players.

There’s also Next Gen Replay in PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Next Gen Stats will collect over 15 specific data points on every down. This help gamers make strategic decisions in terms of how to play.

Highlight replays will feature key stats such as the time it took your QB to throw the ball or the completed air distance on a big pass.

Next-gen also promises some upgrades in terms of play calling. That includes a way to get the ball to your star player in big moments or save your favorite plays for easier access on the fly.

In addition to the above trailer, EA also dropped Next-Gen Deep Dive notes for gameplay.

More details for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S launch

Several weeks ago, VGR reported on the official next-gen release date. That will be on Friday, December 4. The game will arrive for the new Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X/S consoles which officially launched earlier this month.

The good news is that gamers who bought Madden 21 current-gen for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can upgrade to next-gen on the same brand console, free of charge. Gamers will need to have purchased a digital copy of the game on the current-gen console in order to upgrade. This is available through the EA Dual Entitlement Program.

More details about how the program works are available here at EA’s FAQ.

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