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Madden NFL 21 Blitzes To EA Play

EA has announced that the most recent annual American football series will join EA Play on March 2, 2021. This also means that the game will enter Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, as EA Play is part of the subscription tier.

Aside from the game, EA Play subscribers will also receive three (six for EA Play Pro tier) Gold Team Fantasy packs for Madden Ultimate Team every month.

What Is Madden NFL 21?

Madden NFL 21 is a game based on the US National Football League (NFL). It is one of the longest-running video game franchises and the longest-running sport's title.

Madden NFL 21 was featured as part of the Free Play Days weekend a few weeks ago. By March 2, it will be fully available to EA Play subscribers without further restrictions. Madden NFL 21 was released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 28, 2020. On December 4, 2020, it was released on the current generation consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

The game received lukewarm reception due to technical issues, however the gameplay was unanimously praised. One major criticism of Madden NFL 21 is, just like every annual sports game, it is a derivative of the previous year’s installment, with zero innovation.

What Is EA Play?

EA Play on Steam

EA Play is a subscription service available across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, similar to Xbox Game Pass. EA Play is also available on Steam, aside from EA's own storefront, Origin. However, EA games still need the Origin launcher on top of Steam. There is also a variation of EA Play available across others platforms.

EA Play is available for $5 per month on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC and the accounts are not cross-platform. On the other hand, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members also get EA Play included with their $15 per month subscription that also includes all first-party Xbox games and a library of titles that may be shared across Xbox and PC, while also offering the cloud gaming service XCloud.

EA Play has an introductory price of just 99 cents for the first month which will expire on March 9. Only those who have never before subscribed to the service may take part in this promo. EA subscriptions are available monthly or by year and can be canceled any time. This service also includes a 10% discount on all EA Games, which can also be used on in-game content. EA Play also provides for 10-hour trials for newly released EA games.

EA Play Pro is only for PC and removes the 10-hour trial and gives full access to the new games as long as the subscription is active. EA Play Pro is $14.99 a month or $99.99 for a full year.

What Games Are Available on EA Play?

Get the taste of Mass Effect through EA Play when it gets released

EA Play’s main attraction is the access to upcoming EA games when they get release,d like the much-anticipated Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. Below is the list of all the games available for the EA Play. Some may not appear on platforms where no version of the game was ever released in that platform:

  1. A Way Out
  2. Alice: Madness Returns
  3. Anthem
  4. Army of TWO
  5. Army of TWO (EU)
  6. Battlefield 1
  7. Battlefield 1943
  8. Battlefield 3
  9. Battlefield 4
  10. Battlefield Hardline
  11. Battlefield V
  12. Battlefield: Bad Company
  13. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  14. Bejeweled 2
  15. Bejeweled 3
  16. Burnout Paradise Remastered
  17. Crysis
  18. Crysis 2
  19. Crysis 3
  20. Dante's Inferno
  21. Dead Space
  22. Dead Space 2
  23. Dead Space 3
  24. Dead Space: Ignition
  25. Dragon Age II
  26. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  27. Dragon Age: Origins
  28. EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR
  29. EA SPORTS UFC
  30. EA SPORTS UFC 2
  31. EA SPORTS UFC 3
  32. Fe
  33. Feeding Frenzy
  34. Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
  35. FIFA 15
  36. FIFA 16
  37. FIFA 17
  38. FIFA 18
  39. FIFA 19
  40. FIFA 20
  41. Fight Night Champion
  42. Heavy Weapon
  43. Madden NFL 15
  44. Madden NFL 16
  45. Madden NFL 17
  46. Madden NFL 18
  47. Madden NFL 19
  48. Madden NFL 20
  49. Madden NFL 25
  50. Mass Effect
  51. Mass Effect 2
  52. Mass Effect 2 (JP)
  53. Mass Effect 3
  54. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  55. Medal of Honor: Airborne
  56. Mirror's Edge
  57. Mirror's Edge Catalyst
  58. NBA LIVE 16
  59. NBA LIVE 18
  60. NBA LIVE 19
  61. Need for Speed
  62. Need for Speed Heat
  63. Need for Speed Payback
  64. Need for Speed Rivals
  65. NHL 18
  66. NHL 19
  67. NHL 20
  68. Peggle
  69. Peggle 2
  70. Plants vs. Zombies
  71. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
  72. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
  73. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  74. Rocket Arena
  75. Sea of Solitude
  76. Shadows of the Damned
  77. Skate 3
  78. SSX
  79. Star Wars Battlefront
  80. Star Wars Battlefront II
  81. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  82. The Bard's Tale Trilogy
  83. The Sims 4
  84. Titanfall
  85. Titanfall 2
  86. Unravel
  87. Unravel Two
  88. Zuma
  89. Zuma's Revenge!

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