EA is locking next-gen versions of FIFA and Madden behind a price premium


By Ray Ampoloquio July 12, 2021

The gaming industry has been preparing for a small but impactful shift in video game pricing.

These days, most if not all next-gen titles are being sold for $70 instead of the usual $60 price point.

The next installment in Electronic Arts' popular sports sim games, FIFA and Madden NFL, will not just cost more for the next-gen versions.

EA is going as far as to lock the next-gen versions behind the more expensive editions of each respective game.

EA's Dual Entitlement program is a blessing at a time when next-gen versions of certain games are more expensive.

While EA doesn't plan on stopping this program anytime soon, upgrading to next-gen versions of FIFA and Madden NFL will not be as straightforward.

The next-gen versions of FIFA 22 and Madden NFL 22 will be available only with the more expensive editions of each game. 

EA is also making the Xbox Series S/X and PS5 versions available standalone at a higher price.

Judging by the official reveal trailer, the next-gen version of FIFA 22 looks to be worth the added price.

Plus, both Madden NFL 22 and FIFA 22 will be available to EA Play Pro subscribers as soon as they launch. 

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