At the last Inside Xbox the creators behind Madden, EA, announced that they’d be participating in the Smart Delivery program. After the episode of Inside Xbox, it was already clear that EA wasn’t actually supporting the program. Instead, they had made their own plan. You could upgrade your game with the program called ”Dual Entitlement” during a certain time periode. Now EA has extended this upgrade period after some angry responses from fans. This information was discovered by Polygon.
Now, players will be able to upgrade their game to the Xbox Series X version of Madden NFL 21 up untill the next version launches. This means players will have a full year to perform the upgrade. EA states on their website:
During our recent Inside Xbox announce, we included some dates limiting this Dual Entitlement approach. Having listened to our players response we’re extending the offer all the way through our Madden 21 season up to the release of Madden NFL 22, so players can upgrade to Madden NFL 21 on Xbox Series X whenever they first purchase their new console within that period.
We’ll update with details for other platforms soon.
We’ll have to wait for more information on Madden NFL 21. As their latest announcement was postponed due to the protests in the US.