FIFA 21 fans don't need to worry – the next iteration of the FIFA franchise is set to be released later this year, according to EA Sports, and FIFA fans can expect an additional twist – a new release that comes with the Christmas season the launch of PS coincides with 5 and Xbox X.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X take gaming to the next level, offering players levels of performance that were previously unimaginable.
For fans of the FIFA series, the launch of next-generation consoles is great news that opens up a wealth of opportunities for their favorite game.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at what FIFA 21 football fans can expect when it releases later this year.
FIFA 21 release date and demo
EA Sports developers have released the game on the last Friday of September in recent years, and EA fears delays to confirm that FIFA 21 and Madden 21 will both launch on time (i.e., September).
The new consoles are scheduled to be released before Christmas. This means that EA is expected to release console-specific versions in November / December.
It's also about the start of the European football season. From today's perspective, the new seasons are expected to begin in August / September, which means that late September is still a reasonable time to start the game. If the new season is delayed, a slight delay can also be expected for FIFA 21.
Regardless of when you choose, EA will release a demo of the game about two weeks before the final version launches.
Will FIFA 21 be backwards compatible?
Both Sony and Microsoft have previously stressed the importance of games being backward compatible, and there is no reason to believe that FIFA 21 does not.
When the game is first released on the current consoles, it will undoubtedly be updated to ensure that it works seamlessly on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Conversely, if EA waits for the new consoles to launch before the game is released, it is unlikely to be backward-compatible.
As with any company in the industry, EA is in the business of selling games and making them available to as many people as possible.
Can I play VOLTA mode on FIFA 21?
One of the most positive aspects of FIFA 20 was the inclusion of the great “VOLTA” mode, which recreated elements of the wonderful “FIFA Street” game from previous years.
The feature was very popular with players and allowed them to take control of their favorite teams and players and place them in unusual environments.
With three against three, professional futsal and more, VOLTA appealed to users who wanted to add an extra edge to their gameplay.
Building on VOLTA's success in FIFA 21 seems like a no-brainer, and it would be a big surprise if it weren't in the game.
How is FIFA 21 gameplay improved?
FIFA 20 has pushed the boundaries of what was possible on current consoles, which means that many of the upgrades were difficult to see from previous versions.
The next generation of consoles should bring big improvements, with SSDs for faster loading speeds and better audio quality among the big changes.
Hopefully EA was able to solve licensing issues in the new version, with Juventus omitted in FIFA 20, which is a big problem for real soccer fans.
From a gameplay point of view, the new graphics supported by Unreal Engine 5 and 8K will make a big difference and should lead to a much richer game experience.
What will change in FIFA 21?
While FIFA 20 was not a bad game, there were numerous elements that did not meet player expectations.
Problems with the header, corner kick, free kicks and penalties affected the game and met with great criticism from the fans.
The career mode was also a big bugbear and needs a major overhaul. The FIFA 20 version felt that EA had no more ideas.
However, the enhanced performance levels of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X should give EA the ability to create an impressive FIFA 21.