Be the Playmaker and Play Madden NFL 16 Free This Weekend only on Xbox One

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Now that NFL Draft Season is well underway, it’s the perfect time to play some pigskin! We are excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy the critically acclaimed Madden NFL 16 for free this entire upcoming weekend with Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Running from 12:01 PM PT on April 28, 2016 to 11:59 PM PT on May 2, 2016, this allows Gold members in Xbox One markets to experience the excitement, drama and skills on display in Madden NFL 16, that includes dominating in the battle for air supremacy with all-new controls and quarterback mechanics.  In addition to Free Play Days, the game is also available in the EA Access Vault and on-sale for a special promotional price.

Play Draft Champions Enjoy the challenge and excitement of fantasy football draft night over and over again with Draft Champions. Complete a quick solo draft that features best-of-three choices that improve your base team. Then take to the gridiron and play the game yourself. Draft Champions combines the best parts of fantasy football with an exciting Madden event that you can complete in one evening.

Be the Playmaker Dominate in the battle for air supremacy with all-new controls in Madden NFL 16. New quarterback mechanics including body-relative throws, plus touch and roll out passes provide you with unprecedented depth and control while under center. Combined with a new risk/reward catch and pass-defend system, get ready for the biggest “wow” moments in franchise history.

Own the Franchise – Want to be the GM? Build your team from top to bottom in Connected Franchise Mode (CFM) and control every decision your team makes – from concession prices to re-locations. New dynamic Drive Goals help your players get better quickly. Free Practice, a visual Team Depth Chart, and many other new and improved features make CFM the complete NFL experience.

Build the Ultimate Team Collect your favorite NFL players from the past and present and build the Ultimate Team you’ve always dreamed of. Dominate in head-to-head Seasons, Solo Challenges, Ultimate Moments, and more. Earn Coins to buy Packs in the online Store, or auction and trade in the Marketplace. Experience the real NFL year-round thanks to live content and service updates in the fastest-growing mode in Madden.

During the week, you’ll have the option to purchase the game online from the Xbox Store for $19.80 and continue being the playmaker.  Or alternatively, you can purchase an EA Access membership for $4.99 (USD) per month, or $29.99 (USD) for a full year and continue playing Madden NFL in EA Access Vault.

You can download Madden NFL 16 by clicking on the Gold Member area on the home dashboard or downloading directly from the Xbox store.