madden25 620x348 EA giving incentives to next gen Madden buyers

It’s always interesting to see how publishers and developers handle their titles when it’s releasing on next-gen and current platforms. EA seems to have started the ball rolling today as they announced their plans to reward buyers of both versions of the game by supplying them extra Madden Ultimate Team items. The bonuses can only be given to people who own the PS3 and PS4 version or the Xbox 360 and Xbox One version. So, as expected, no rewards for people that own the Xbox 360 now but want to purchase everything on the PS4 upon its launch.

Madden NFL 25, which debuts in stores on August 27, is offering the opportunity to transfer up to 1,100 Madden Ultimate Team items onto next-gen consoles, giving you a head-start in building your squad. Players who log into Madden NFL 25 on next-gen consoles with their Origin Account and respective Xbox LIVE or Sony Entertainment Network accounts will be able to bring over 100 active items (55 players, 45 additional items) as well as up to 1000 reserve items from their games on current generation systems*. These players and items can still be used in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game as well, but cannot be auctioned or traded.

Also revealed is that players who participate in this “upgrade” system will receive six Madden Ultimate Team All Pro packs for use in the Ultimate Team mode. These packs will only work on the next-gen consoles.

Madden NFL 25 launches August 27th on the Xbox 360 and PS3. It will also release on the Xbox One and PS4 as launch titles.