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Madden 25 Announces Release Date and Cover Athlete

Well deserved, CMC!

The NFL and Electronic Arts Inc. have revealed the newest cover athlete along with dropping the exact release date of Madden 25. The Madden 25 cover athlete features one of the biggest superstars and the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Christian McCaffrey of the San Francisco 49ers. They have also released all the upcoming editions of the game, which includes a Madden NFL 25 X College Football 25 MVP Bundle.

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Madden NFL 25 Release Date Revealed

Madden NFL 25 is set to release on August 16, 2024, worldwide. However, those who purchase the MVP Bundle or Deluxe Edition will get three days of early access before the release date, August 13 to August 15. The MVP Bundle includes both Madden 25 and College Football 25.

So, if you want to play both games, you should go for the MVP Bundle because it contains three-day early access to both games, including all the freebies you get from the Deluxe Editions on both games. If you want to read more on Madden 25’s pre-order and edition bonuses, click here.

Additionally, EA Play subscribers will also get the three-day early access to Madden 25. However, you can only play for 10 hours before the official release date. For EA Player Pro subscribers, you can play the premium edition of the game without any restrictions, but it does cost way more than the regular EA Play subscription, and it is only available for the PC version.

Xbox owners should also be aware that if you purchase the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you’ll also receive an EA Play subscription on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Avoid subscribing twice or if you don’t have both, you can go for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate since it has a great selection of games.

If you want to be a bit thrifty while getting early access, you can buy the base edition of the game and subscribe to EA Play during Madden 25’s release month.

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Enzo Zalamea
Enzo is a staff writer at Prima Games. He began writing news, guides, and listicles related to games back in 2019. In 2024, he started writing at Prima Games covering the best new games and updates regardless of the genre. You can find him playing the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Path of Exile, Teamfight Tactics, and popular competitive shooters like Valorant, Apex Legends, and CS2. Enzo received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management in De La Salle University and multiple SEO certifications from the University of California, Davis.