from David Martin
With FIFA 21, Electronic Arts has announced this year's soccer simulation. The release will take place on October 9th on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Console players will also receive free upgrades to PS5 and Xbox Series X. For PC, an upgrade to the technically improved version does not appear to be planned. As can be seen from a FAQ article by Electronic Arts, the PC version is based on the versions for PS4 and Xbox One. The publisher plans to submit further information in the coming weeks. The first gameplay is scheduled for August.

Electronic Arts confirms FIFA 21: The new soccer simulation will be released on October 9th. Buyers of the more expensive Champions and Ultimate editions get access to the full version three days earlier. The release is announced on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Console players on PS4 or Xbox One will receive one later free upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X. – and thus a technically improved version for the new hardware. For the PC version, such a program does not seem to be intended as a current one Electronic Arts FAQ suggests.

The question and answer article shows that the PC version of FIFA 21 is based on the versions for PS4 and Xbox One. The publisher plans to provide more information on this topic in the coming weeks. This means that PC gamers will most likely have to forego the technical improvements to the versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

For the next-gen editions, EA announced an "improved gaming experience with fast loading times, deferred lighting and rendering, improved animation technologies and more intensive design of the players away from the game". FIFA for PC was already based on the last-gen versions of the console transitions from PS3 and Xbox 360 to PS4 and Xbox One. FIFA 14 came for PC without the then new Ignite Engine. EA justified the decision in June 2013 with the average weak PC computers among FIFA fans. As soon as we receive further information about FIFA 21, you can find out as usual on our website. We have a current video ready below.

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FIFA 21: first trailer for the new soccer simulation – video mix with Madden NFL 21

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