EA says that unspecified “offer exceptions apply”, and also mankes clear that, currently, physical discs can’t be used to gain upgrades on discless consoles – so a PS4 Madden 21 physical copy won’t allow you to upgrade on the new PS5 Digital Edition.
Madden NFL 21: 5 New Screenshots
While many Xbox Series X games (including Cyberpunk 2077) will benefit from the similar Xbox Smart Delivery scheme, very few games have made the same commitment for PS4-PS5 upgrades, with Destiny 2 one of the notable exceptions.
The game will be released on August 28 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC via Origin and Steam – it will arrive on Google Stadia this winter. No Xbox Series X or PS5 dates have been revealed, although EA says to watch EA Play Live on June 18 for more next-gen news – and you can do that along with us here as part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming.
Today also saw a new Madden 21 trailer released, and announcements of new modes and mechanics in the game.