Madden NFL 21 launches in just over a week and there’s plenty for regular fans to look forward to including a new mode called The Yard. While series regulars have likely already pre-ordered the game, those who are on the fence can enjoy a ten hour trial to help them determine whether it’s worth a full purchase. Here you’ll discover how to play Madden NFL 21 early and enjoy the ten hour trial by subscribing to EA Play now.

While Madden NFL 21 comes out next week for PS4 and Xbox One, know that there is a free upgrade available for PS5 and that EA have extended the free offer for Xbox Series X. This is fantastic news for those who are planning to buy the game as well as the next-generation consoles when they eventually launch around November time.

But, before any versions come out for any consoles, below you’ll discover how to play Madden NFL 21 early right now.

Madden NFL 21 – The Yard Trailer | PS4

Madden NFL 21 – The Yard Trailer | PS4

How to play Madden 21 early

You can play Madden NFL 21 early right now by subscribing to EA Play.

While you can play Madden NFL 21 early by subscribing to EA Play, know in advance that you can only enjoy a trial which lasts for ten hours.

There are supposed ways to work around the trial time limit, but most – if not all – recommendations don’t work.

Just enjoy the game for its ten hours and let it help you determine whether the game is worth a full purchase or not.

Per the PSN Store, a one-month EA Play subscription costs £3.99, whereas 12-months costs just £19.99.

Madden 21 Early Access

Once your EA Play ten hour trial has finished, you can then play Madden NFL 21 early by getting an Early Access copy.

Early Access for Madden NFL 21 launches on August 25th, and to play early you must pre-order either the Deluxe or MVP edition.

Both of these cost significantly more than the Standard copy, but they come with additional bonuses alongside playing three days prematurely.

However, if none of the extra rewards stimulate you, then it’s worth waiting for the Standard version as this will quickly drop on August 28th.

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