Last April, we learned that Electronic Arts will bring its games to Stadia, such as "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order." When announcing the news, EA also stated that the Madden NFL series will enter the platform, but it has never specified which entry in the Madden 21 Coins will be the first entry in Stadia. Well, EA finally decided to announce that the work will be Madden NFL 21 and will be listed on Stadia on January 28. Even better, this release will mark a free weekend that will end on the 31st. Ideally, this should allow any interested parties to browse the game for a long time without spending money.
Obviously, EA and Verizon are holding some kind of Pro Bowl promotion for Madden, and real NFL players from Pro Bowl will also join Madden 21 to attract fans of the sport. Therefore, EA not only announced the Stadia version to be released on the 28th, but also linked the Stadia version of Madden NFL 21with this promotion, and announced that all platforms including Stadia will be released from the 28th. Start offering free weekends.
What's interesting is that "Maddy NFL 21" will be the first game in Stadia to use the Frostbite engine, so this may indicate that other Frostbite games will appear on the platform in the future. EA also announced that when the game's free trial period expires, Madden NFL 21: Superstar Edition will be offered at a 60% discount on all platforms, and this sale will continue until February 8. Unfortunately, EA did not set the price of Stadia. It is unclear whether the version and the game will support Buy Madden 21 Coins. Considering that the game does not have this feature on the current platform, it can be assumed that the Stadia version will not have this feature in this area.
Electronic Arts finally announced the release date of Madden NFL on Stadia, and proposed to provide a free weekend from the release date to truly take advantage of the in-game Pro Bowl event related to the actual Pro Bowl held on the 31st. Today’s announcement, or some form of confirmation, can prove what fans can expect from Stadia’s multiplayer games. I don’t think EA is interested in telling fans what features they can expect to be released on the new platform.