The launch of the next FIFA game – FIFA 21 – is coming in 2020 and eager gamers certainly have the popular EA Sports title on their wishlist.
Of course, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the entire world and industries everywhere have been impacted, including football, so there is a slight delay in the release this year.
EA Sports has been drip-feeding bits of information though and Goal takes a look at things such as the next FIFA release date, how much it will cost, consoles it will be playable on, player ratings, and more.
When is FIFA 21 released?
FIFA 21 will be released on October 9, 2020, having been pushed back from its usual late September slot after EA Sports’ plans were disrupted by the coronavirus.
Early access is usually granted to those who pre-order the game, meaning they are able to play in advance of that date – this year, FIFA 21 Early Access will be available from October 1.
With E3 canceled for 2020, EA Sports was set to announce its upcoming roster of titles during a digital event called EA Play Live 2020 on June 5.
This announcement was delayed until June 18 due to the current political climate in the United States and the protests around racial discrimination.
“With the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we’re moving our time to come together in play,” EA wrote on Twitter.
consoles will FIFA 21 be out on?
FIFA 21 will be available to play on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will also be released on the next generation consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The PS5 will be launched on November 12 in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea. It will be launched a week later on November 19 in the rest of the world.
Xbox Series-X will be released worldwide on November 10.
pre-order FIFA 21?
Gamers can pre-order FIFA 21 now. It was available to pre-order a number of months before the release date on June 18, to coincide with the launch announcement of the game. There are a few inducements for gamers to pre-order the game, such as cheaper prices, early access, and Ultimate Team perks.
Gameplay augmentation will be a feature of FIFA 21, with new attacking systems such as Agile Dribbling, Positioning Personality and Creative Runs providing greater control over player movement.
Goalmouth scrambles, possession battles, and attacking duels will “resolve more naturally” in an attempt to create a more realistic, smoother playing experience.
Competitor Mode will give opposition to better tactical understanding and capacity to pull off skill moves, making the game more competitive.