As always, the Madden 20 release date falls in early August. Giving us just over a month before the 2019/20 NFL season kicks off should be more than enough time for us to properly get to grips with this year's iteration of the football sim. In this guide to the next game in EA's franchise, we'll be going over the Madden 20 release date, how to play Madden 20 early, as well as a list of all the pre-order bonuses you can earn for the game.
Madden 20 Release Date
As was just recently revealed by EA, the Madden 20 release date is August 2. This gives us well over a month to get to grips with the game before the 2018/19 NFL season kick off, and regular updates for the game start kicking in.
These updates for the game are mostly aimed at Ultimate Team, and player stats. So once the 2019/20 NFL season kicks off a month after Madden 20 releases, you can expect player stats to change depending on their real life performances from week to week in the league.
How to Play Madden 20 Early
The Madden 20 release date is not just for PS4 and Xbox One, but PC as well. Last year was the first time a Madden game released on the PC, but EA is bringing Madden 20 to the platform once again.
But you can expect Madden 20 to be available through EA/Origin Access. This early access period grants subscribers 10 hours of early access time before the game launches, and should be live on Xbox One/PC right around a week before the final game launches.
If you're an Origin Premier subscriber on PC, however, you'll get access to the full game ahead of launch. Instead of having a 10 hour trial period for Madden 20, you'll be able to play the full game before the final release date of August 2. Right now, we don't yet know how early this will be, but you can become an Origin Premier member for $14.99 a month, or $99.99 for a whole year.
Madden 20 Special Editions
We now know the Madden 20 release date, but what about the various editions of the game. There's always methods to play before the final Madden 20 release date, and the special editions of the game below highlight two early access periods.
- Madden 20 Superstar Edition ($80) - This upgraded edition lets you play Madden 20 from July 30, three days early, and also contains 12 Gold Team Ultimate packs, and one Training item.
- Madden 20 Ultimate Superstar Edition ($100) - Also releasing Madden 20 on July 30, the most pricey edition on offer includes one QB Legend for your Ultimate Team, 16 Gold packs, one Core Elite player from any team, and one Training item.
For a look at all of the other confirmed games for 2019, be sure to head over to our 2019 Game Releases Guide. You'll find a regularly updated list of 2019 games, sorted by release date, and by platform.