Madden 21 multiplayer option introduction: cross-platform?

  • EA solved the multiplayer function of Madden NFL 21 and clarified whether the game has cross-platform support between current and next-generation consoles.

    Before the release of Madden NFL 21 for PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 28, 2020, fans were curious about the game’s multiplayer features and questioned whether Madden 21 Coins could be compatible with cross-platform and next-generation consoles. Fight against other players. Electronic artists quickly gave an answer on whether the latest series of Madden NFL franchise has these features, but this is not the answer fans want.

    Although Madden 21 has been criticized by fans for lack of game improvements, Madden 21 has made changes and additions to the series, including the introduction of a new backyard football style game mode called The Yard for multiplayer games. It is very popular among game lovers. Another innovation in the game is the latest version of "Crazy Face", a mode introduced in "Maddy 20".

    An EA community manager accompanied by EA_Blueberry answered questions about Madden 21’s cross-play feature at the EA Answers headquarters, saying: “Madden 21 does not support cross-play.” This means that players on PS4 will not be able to compete with those on Xbox One. Players compete and vice versa. Blueberry also said that there is no cross-play between the current console and the next-generation console. "As far as we know, the next-generation console does not support cross-play. Therefore, PS4 players will not be able to compete with PS5 players (or Xbox One). Play against Xbox Series X).” This answer felt bad among players in the EA Answers HQ forum because one player said that they would not buy Madden 21 because it lacks cross-play. This only adds to the many reasons why fans are dissatisfied with Madden 21.

    Although Madden sells it as a simulated football game, many simulated football fans are tired of EA and Madden NFL series because they attach great importance to arcade-like models based on micro-transformations such as Madden Ultimate Team and The Yard. EA is the only company that allows making simulation-based NFL games, and it is useless. Fans of the franchise mod seem to be the shortest this year, as the mod did not undergo a major change from Madden 20 to Madden 21, which prompted fans of the game mode to create the #FixMaddenFranchise hashtag on Twitter. EA promises to change and update the franchise model in the next few years. Starting this year, some patches will be used to improve the franchise model.

    Since Madden 21 cannot play cross games, players can only play games online with people on the same host. Players on PS4 can only play against other players on PS4, and players on Xbox One can only play against other players on Xbox One. But this may not be a bad thing. Madden Ultimate Team and The Yard are popular game modes in the multiplayer community. Players can still buy MUT Coins online.

    Although EA_Blueberry confirmed that players cannot cross-play between PS4 and PS5 and between Xbox One and Xbox Series X, it is unknown whether cross-play between PS5 and Xbox Series X is possible. Who knows, maybe the next generation of Madden NFL 21 fans will eventually be able to compete with each other across platforms.