Every year EA bombards its consumer base with a string of updated familiar franchises. FIFA, NBA Live, NHL, and Madden are all making their expected return this year with their expected “Next-Gen” upgrades, however, these titles are still arriving on current-gen hardware. Let’s take a closer look at Madden NFL 21 coming out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Adding Some Polish to Madden 21
In order to keep things fresh, of course, EA has a number of “updates” to rejuvenate this year’s Madden NFL entry. Among them is revamping some features that have already been implemented into the franchise. Abilities, which were introduced in Madden NFL 20, will undergo heavy revision to balance out the gameplay. Abilities that ruined the balance of the game and did not sit well with the previous entry will be tweaked or outright removed. Additionally, new abilities will be available to add variety to the gameplay and counter imba plays.
New Additions and Features
There are two additional game modes in Madden NFL 21. “The Yard” is an entirely new mode taking inspiration from backyard football. Players will be able to create their own avatar and have access to virtually limitless customization options. This mode will also introduce the highly requested mouth-guard. It will feature six-versus-six matches on a much smaller playfield, allow for faster-paced engagement and quicker plays.
The Career mode “Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame” is the new career mode of Madden NFL. The new playable documentary offers all-out levels of agency and depth throughout your journey to the Hall of Fame, and will also include high-school play. It will also feature in-depth character creation. An additional new feature is that players can now name their characters whatever they like instead of choosing a preset.