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Madden 22 Dual Entitlement Changes Made PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Process

Madden 22 will chart its own course when it comes to Dual Entitlement upgrades from the PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the PlayStation 5 (PS5).
Madden 22 will chart its own course when it comes to Dual Entitlement upgrades from the PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the PlayStation 5 (PS5). / EA Sports

Madden 22 will chart its own course when it comes to Dual Entitlement upgrades from the PlayStation 4 to the PlayStation 5, making it trickier than most games to upgrade Madden 22 from PS4 to PS5.

Unfortunately, Madden fans will have to find another way to swap between console generations. EA announced some changes to its Dual Entitlement program that has some players expressing major frustration, all but forcing some to purchase the latest installment in the sports series twice.

How to Upgrade Madden 22 from PS4 to PS5

Dual Entitlement is an EA program originally put into place to help players transition from the PS4 to its next-generation sibling, the PS5. Anyone who purchased a game for the PS4 would then automatically own it on the PS5.

Now, with the release of Madden 22, EA has announced that only those who purchase the special editions of the game will benefit from Dual Entitlement. MVP and Dynasty owners are officially the exclusive beneficiaries of the Dual Entitlement program — meaning Standard edition customers will have to either upgrade or purchase the game for both PlayStation generations.

This circumstance is universal and does not change based on whether customers buy physical or digital releases, or based on platform preference. That's right, Xbox users aren't getting away unscathed, either.

Players can still preorder Madden 22 at the time of writing. However, they'll have missed out on any early access opportunities, as the game launches on Aug. 20.