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Madden 21: 10 Things We Already Know

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It'd take an apocalypse before EA Sports discontinued their big-selling annual sports games.

Few things in life are 100% certain, but EA launching another money-spinning Madden title onto the latest hardware each summer is one of them. This year will mark the franchise's debut on PS5 and Xbox Series X, but what does that mean for Madden 21 on current-gen systems? Quite a lot, as it turns out.

Last year's game introduced flashy marketing jargon about 'X Factors' and 'QB1 Face Of The Franchise' overhauls. Typically, there was also a lot of minor tweaking done to the core gameplay, and it did make for a fun game. That won't appease those who believe the developers change a few lines of code and push updated rosters onto the same creaking engine though.

In fairness, longtime Madden players have been asked to put up with a lot. Ultimate Team is blatantly EA's focus, and that means other aspects of the experience can be found wanting. Is that the case with the newest game, or will Madden 21 be a bold new step for Madden-kind?

Here's everything we already know about the next entry, and everything you need to know before buying it...

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