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Madden NFL 21 is another entry in EA’s popular football video game franchise. It was released on August 28, 2020, for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The game was also released for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series consoles on December 4, 2020. Lamar Jackson is the cover athlete for this iteration of Madden.
So is Madden 21 cross-platform?
No, Madden 21 isn’t cross-platform. However, Madden 21 is cross-gen through backward compatibility (see more in the FAQ below).
Madden 21 FAQ:
Here are the answers to some other common questions about Madden 21:
Is Madden 21 cross-generation?
Yes, Madden 21 is cross-gen – though only through backward compatibility. That means that Xbox Series X/S owners can crossplay Madden 21 together with Xbox One owners. Likewise, PS5 players can play Madden 21 together with PS4 players.
In other words, you need to make sure you play the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game through backward compatibility. If you launch the native PS5 or Xbox Series X/S version of Madden 21, you won’t have cross-generation crossplay available! The same is true for Madden 20.
Is Madden 21 cross-progression?
No, Madden 21 isn’t cross-progression, which means the game doesn’t support cross-save between different platforms.
Is Madden 21 on Switch?
No, Madden 21 isn’t available on Nintendo Switch.
Is Madden 21 local multiplayer?
Yes, you can play Madden 21 as local couch multiplayer with up to 4 players.
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Is Madden 21 split-screen?
No, Madden 21 isn’t split-screen as you’ll share the same screen as in, for example, FIFA 22.
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Not played a Madden game before? – Here’s a quick overview of what it is.
- Game Developer: EA Tiburon
- Game Publisher: EA Sports
- Genre: Sports, NFL football
There are many ways to enjoy story content while playing Madden 21.
In the “Face of the Franchise” mode, you’ll be able to play as an amateur football player before making your way to the NFL through the draft.
It’s also possible to pick a mode called “Rise to Fame,” where your player character is the number one overall draft pick who has to deal with the pressure. You’ll be playing through two years of a college football career in the story mode before making it into the NFL.
The gameplay in Madden 21 is smooth and easy to understand for returning Madden fans. A new stick skill ball-carrier system has been added to the game.
You’ll also have access to new pass rush moves.
As always, you can play this game solo in various ways, but you can also play online against friends or competitors who enjoy playing the game from around the world.
What platforms are Madden 21 available for?
Madden 21 is available for:
- PC (Microsoft Windows)
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
- PlayStation 4 (PS4)
- PlayStation 5 (PS5)