Today EA pulled an EA. With the company confirming that both Madden 22 and FIFA 22 will not include free upgrades for next-gen systems.

Players can only upgrade through the Dual Entitlement Program, limiting upgrades of Madden NFL 22 and FIFA 22 to special editions only.

Dual Entitlement means you can upgrade your copy of the FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S at no additional cost. Simply put, it gives you access to the game on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, or Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

MVP Edition contains 40 additional Staff Points, a 10-level unlock in “The General” class for player’s avatar in Face of the Franchise and The Yard, 1 cover athlete vanity capsule, 1 additional Elite Item, and 11 Team Fantasy Packs. Dynasty Edition contains all MVP Edition content, 80 additional Staff Points, 1 Legend Vanity Capsule, 11 Additional Packs, and 1 Curated Legends Elite Packs. The Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of Madden NFL 22 MVP and Dynasty Editions also provide an unlock for a digital copy on Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 version of Madden NFL 22 MVP and Dynasty Editions also provide an unlock for a digital copy on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Some progress does not transfer between platforms.

Considering that both franchises are notorious for heavy monetization this isn’t surprising. Both titles have been analyzed by fans for using recycled assets each year and demanding full price with less content each year. With EA earning billions in revenue from the microtransactions charging an additional $40 should be expected.

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