With Amazon soon to kick off its two-day Prime Day discounts this week, Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 21 has received a hefty discount on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The latest in the long-running football series made its debut just over one month ago, with a surprise cut already sweetening the deal for those on the fence. Furthermore, you're looking at two copies with that price, with a free upgrade available to next-generation Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
Madden NFL 21 first launched at the end of August, retailing for $60, now discounted by $20, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions costing $40 via Amazon. The flagship Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition has also received a 50% discount from $100 to $50, while the Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition also drops from $80 to $48. It's the lowest price we've seen yet, including a free guaranteed upgrade for next-generation consoles this November.
Madden NFL 21 rocks the familiar formula as past series entries, with its hyper-realistic gameplay offering one of the most immersive virtual football experiences. This year brings The Yard, a new backyard arcade mode, and expands its Face of the Franchise with new depth. "Madden NFL 21 is almost certainly a must-buy for fans of the sport," said Windows Central contributor Anthony J. Nash in our review, although warned of early bugs EA plans to address.
The best from Madden NFL 21 is expected from its Xbox Series X and PS5 versions, packing various upgrades over the existing copies. That includes a new deferred lighting system, improved player models, and bolstered artificial intelligence (AI), making the on-screen athletes better reflect their real-world counterparts. It also sports improved load times, and in the case of the PS5, changes to account for the new DualSense haptics. That all comes free with a program named "Dual Entitlement," providing an easy upgrade once available.
With current world events pushing back former launch titles for both Xbox Series X and PS5, Madden NFL 21 is shaping up as one of the most promising next-generation sports titles. This discount joins just some of the early Prime Day video game deals, cutting down prices ahead of the holiday.
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