During Thursday’s Inside Xbox special that took a look at the upcoming Xbox Series X, Microsoft confirmed what many already knew: Madden 21 will be coming to the console this year.

The reveal came alongside a short glimpse of Madden 21 gameplay on the system.

“The development teams at EA are always pushing the envelope to leverage new technology in exciting ways that benefit their fans and we’re thrilled by the work they’ve done in optimizing Madden NFL 21 for Xbox Series X,” said Sarah Bond, Head of Xbox Partnerships and Business Development in the release. “We’re delighted to be partners as we usher in the next generation of gaming.”

With the announcement of the game for the new system, Microsoft also confirmed what SGO reported on Wednesday. Those who purchase the game on Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the Xbox Series X version at no cost.

However, there is a slight catch.

Those who wish to take advantage of the free upgrade offer must own a copy of the game for the Xbox One by December 31, 2020, and upgrade to the Xbox Series X by March 31, 2021.

EA has confirmed that more details on Madden 21 will be released on June 1. New next-generation information is coming during EA Play on June 11.


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