Madden 21 And FIFA 21 Look Stunning In These New 4K Images

EA's sports games are using the power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X to take graphics to new heights.


EA Sports has shared new images of Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 following EA Play Live, where the games were shown off and discussed. The new "4K" images were posted on EA's website, and the description says they represent "game engine footage."

One of the Madden NFL 21 images shows superstar QB Tom Brady in his new Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey following his trade from New England to Tampa Bay. His image is meant to showcase the game's new environmental effects--in this case, it's the rain specifically. The image also highlights how jerseys will be affected by rain; you can see the impact on the cloth of Brady's jersey here.

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Brady in a Bucs jersey? It's weird.
Brady in a Bucs jersey? It's weird.

The other images show how, once again, EA is highlighting perspiration to help demonstrate a new level of fidelity with the sports games. In one of the FIFA 21 images, we see the outside of Liverpool FC's home field, Anfield, with fans taking selfies. This is presumably meant to demonstrate how FIFA 21 will feature an "unprecedented matchday experience" encompassing elements beyond the sport itself.

You can check out each image in the gallery above--be sure to click the images to see them in full size. For more on how Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 make use of the PS5 and Xbox Series X tech, check out GameSpot's rundown of all the new features and details.

Madden NFL 21 launches on August 28, while FIFA 21 is releasing on October 3 according to a leak on Steam.

EA will also release NHL 21, but it was not part of EA Play Live, which is no surprise given that EA historically announces NHL games later in the year. Also not at the show was the rumored EA Sports UFC 4. According to reporter Jeff Grubb, EA will announce this MMA game later this year, while he also said EA is returning to the world of golf games.

EA Play Live 2020 was a big show packed with news, including the reveal of the long-awaited Skate 4. For more on the show, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the big news and reveals.

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