EA Sports has confirmed the release FIFA 21 worldwide on October 9 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC while providing a sneak peek at its latest offering in the long-running series on Thursday.
To those who pre-order the FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition or Champions Edition, the game will be available to be played from October 6 onward while the EA Access (PS4, Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) Play First Trials will start from October 1.
The trailer released last night doesn’t reveal too much, but the graphics on show look as stunning as ever.
For the next-gen consoles, an announcement will be made later this year for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
EA Sports through its official website also announced the introduction of ‘dual entitlement’, which will allow users to transfer their copy of FIFA 21 to a next-gen console.
So if you buy the game on PlayStation 4 in October, you can install it on the PlayStation 5 when it is released with all your saved data at no extra cost.
However, those who plan buy disc-less consoles, they will have to buy FIFA 21 digitally to take advantage of the Dual Entitlement offer.
Gamers can also transfer content acquired within FIFA 21 (players, items, coins, FIFA Points, match record, and leaderboard placement) etc. from PS4 to PS5 or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X.
However, progress will be specific to a particular console i.e. cannot be transferred from PS to Xbox.
EA Sports promises, “blazing fast load times, deferred lighting and rendering, enhanced animation technology, off-ball humanisation, and more.”