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Will Madden 22 be Free on EA Play?

EA Play subscribers want to know if the next installation into the Madden series, Madden 22, will be available for free using their service.
EA Play subscribers want to know if the next installation into the Madden series, Madden 22, will be available for free using their service. / EA Sports

EA Play subscribers want to know if the next installment into the Madden series, Madden 22, will be available for free using their service.

It's not uncommon for subscription services to offer a selection of games for a discount or more. Paying a premium price should come with benefits, after all—which most companies are happy to offer. From cosmetic bundles to in-game allowances, access to paid content, and more, a good portion of subscription models offer customers enough to make the fee worthwhile.

So, what about Madden fans on EA Play?

Will Madden 22 be Free on EA Play?

Unfortunately, no. EA Play subscribers will not be receiving Madden 22 for free. They'll need to purchase their chosen edition for their platform like everyone else—albeit at a potential discount.

Not all hope is lost, however. They will receive a 10-hour free trial of the game to decide whether they actually want to purchase it or not. This trial will also be available far before any other pre-order or early access bonus kicks in.

From Aug. 12 onward, EA Play subscribers will be the first to have a shot at playing Madden 22. The trial does include the full game—though players likely won't be able to experience everything in such a short amount of time.

Madden 22 officially launches on Aug. 20 for the PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series S|X, Stadia, and PC.