Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) ushered in the next generation of sports games with the worldwide releases of EA SPORTS ™ Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 for Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation® 5. Games feature Faster loading times, more realistic and fluid movements, more authentic gameplay and pre-match experiences within stadiums, as well as new renderings and delayed lighting that improve footballer image and fidelity. On PlayStation 5, both titles will also feature new haptic feedback that deepens the gaming experience with the new DualSense controller.
Madden NFL 21 features next-generation movements, made possible by the addition of athlete data from the Next Gen Stats de la NFL. All of this information, capturing the speed and acceleration of each NFL player on the field, was entered into Frostbite to drive a perfect animation selection based on their stats. As a result, the game features the most realistic and fluid movements to date, further enhancing the authenticity of the experience. A revamped call-play system makes it easy to put the ball in the hands of top athletes and save favorite plays to send at the right time. Additionally, delayed lighting makes everything look sharper, players’ bodies have been enhanced, new apparel animation technology has been added, enhancing silhouettes and even showing jersey wrinkles as players move move, while new location-based audio brings the sounds of the NFL to life.
“Everyone at EA SPORTS is excited to unleash the power of the next generation of Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21,” said Cam Weber, EA SPORTS Executive Vice President and CEO. “Next-generation technology has allowed us to make our games more authentic with sport-specific features like NFL Next Gen Stats in Madden NFL 21 and next-level player movements and soccer physics in FIFA 21. All We are sports fans and we want everyone to feel them at the next level through Madden and FIFA this year. This is just the beginning and we are excited to continue innovating within these new platf orms. “
FIFA 21 immerses players in a visceral soccer experience through EA SPORTS GameCam, inspired by the look of top-tier soccer broadcasts, as well as LiveLight Rendering, a delayed lighting system that enhances every aspect of the experience on field. Plus, thousands of authentic chants captured exclusively from the world’s top competitions, including the Premier League, La Liga, and Bundesliga, deliver the ultimate EA SPORTS atmospheric audio experience. Visually, with the power of Frostbite, fans will notice a deeper definition in the physique of the players, including flexing of muscles and deformation of the ball after hits, and hair made from strands in a selection of the best footballers.
Players who purchase, or have purchased, Madden NFL 21 and / or FIFA 21 for Xbox One and / or PlayStation 4 can get the Xbox Series X | S and / or PlayStation 5 version of the game for free * until the release of Madden NFL 22 and FIFA 22. Players will keep their progress and content in Ultimate Team ™, The Yard, and both franchise modes in Madden NFL 21, and their progress and content in Ultimate Team and VOLTA FOOTBALL in FIFA 21.
EA Play members can get even more out of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 21 and EA SPORTS FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5, with trial access and monthly in-game rewards. EA Play is a membership service that makes each game more rewarding with access to exclusive challenges, rewards, members-only content, and a library of AAA titles. To learn more about EA Play, visit www.eaplay.com.
Players also have the option to purchase standalone NXT LVL editions of Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 on Xbox® Series X | S and PlayStation®5 for $ 69.99 USD.