Madden NFL 15 Available for Pre-Order and Pre-Download on Xbox One

We are happy to begin rolling out one of the most asked-for features from our fans. Last week at gamescom, we introduced pre-order and pre-download for select games on Xbox One. This week, we’re pleased to announce that Madden NFL 15 is the first Xbox One game to be available for pre-order and pre-download. 

The Xbox One
Madden NFL 15 Bundle is available for pre-order starting today for $59.99, including the standard game, plus $15 in Madden Ultimate Team Content. Note: There is also an Ultimate Edition bundle available for preorder at select retailers. You can find details here.

Here’s how it works. When a title becomes available for digital pre-order in the Xbox Store, select “Pre-purchase” to buy and download the game. You will be charged the full amount upon transaction and may use any supported payment method, including an existing Microsoft account balance or credit card. The game will download, along with any updates issued before the release date, so the game is up-to-date and ready to play. Then, when the game is officially released to the Xbox Store, timed with local launch availability, simply go to the game in My Games & Apps, go to your pre-pinned tile, or say “Xbox, go to
Madden NFL 15” to start playing. Titles will be available after midnight local time on the release date in your corresponding country, though some countries with multiple time zones will align to one release time. For example, in the United States, Madden NFL 15 will be available for play at 12:01 a.m. PT on its release day.

Similar to other digital downloads, you will need a consistent Internet connection to download a pre-ordered game and your Xbox One will need to be turned on or in connected standby (Instant On) mode. Of course, you can check the download progress at any time in your download queue, My Games & Apps, or on the game details page. And if you have multiple games loading simultaneously, you can prioritize titles, pause, and resume downloads in your queue. 

More titles will follow with pre-order and pre-download support in the coming months, so stay tuned. We’ll incorporate fan feedback as we continue to grow our digital offerings with our publishing partners and from our own Microsoft Studios.

To offer fans even more digital content, we also recently shared that digital download codes for select game add-ons and games are now available for purchase at local retailers.