REDWOOD CITY, Calif.: EA SPORTS has announced a brand-new way to play in Madden NFL 21 with The Yard - a fun, dynamic mode for players to experience backyard football with fast-paced, small-sided gameplay.
In this new feature, players will be able to create a custom, one-of-a-kind avatar to outfit in gear, unlike any seen in Madden NFL before; pull off game changing trick plays, such as behind the back throws and double passes; and execute wild gameplay moments to win in new field locations around the globe.
Starting Thursday in the all-new Madden NFL 21 Mobile app, players can kick off their experience and create their avatar in The Yard: Underground to begin earning rewards by playing a single-player, narrative journey with 5-on-5 football gameplay. However, when Madden NFL 21 launches on August 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, gameplay in The Yard will center on 6-on-6 backyard-inspired football with the option for players to play solo, online co-op vs. the CPU or online head-to-head multiplayer in teams of one, two, or three players.
“We wanted to create a new way for players to express themselves and take on small-sided football in an arcade-style experience that’s completely new to Madden,” said Seann Graddy, executive producer of Madden NFL 21. “The Yard is fast, thrilling and most importantly fun. Players will delve into all new gameplay on mobile and on consoles that will bring to life the backyard football that NFL players and fans grew up loving, where the rules are relaxed, and you can win with attitude.”
Madden NFL 21 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide August 28 for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam. Plus, Madden NFL will land on Stadia - Google’s cloud-based gaming platform this winter.