Madden 21 new features have been announced, and they sound like updates to features from last year's game.
Earlier this month, EA Sports reacted to criticism after announcing new features for Madden 21's Franchise Mode. EA announced the new features on their Gridiron Notes page and Madden fans were incensed. The hashtag #FixMaddenFranchise began trending on Twitter. EA tweeted a response from Executive Producer Sean Groddy.
Besides the Franchise Mode misfire, EA revealed some other new features and they are all updates to features from Madden 20.
Madden 21 New Features: Everything We Know So Far
Madden 21's website lists some new features that are all updates to preexisting features:
Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame
The documentary story mode, Face of the Franchise, is returning to Madden 21. This year's update to the mode boasts "all-out levels of agency and depth throughout your journey to the Hall of Fame."
Madden Ultimate Team
Madden's card collecting game, Madden Ultimate Team, is also returning. Expect new cards from year-round updates that can be purchased with MUT currency.
Live Playbooks 2.0
Madden 21 NFL teams will have their playbooks and schemes updated throughout the year to reflect the plays they run in real life.
Superstar X-Factor 2.0
Madden 21 is updating the Superstar X-Factor system that debuted last year with new players and abilities. Although EA hasn't officially revealed the list, it seems to have already leaked.