During the EA Play, we got a brief look at what to expect from two new EA Sports titles in 2021. EA announced and showcased both FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 highlighting the advancements the games have made on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Both games will take advantage of the PlayStation 5 DualSense 5 controller as well as lightning-fast loading times on both consoles.
EA claims players can expect more life-like player movements, rich weather details and the “most authentic player behaviours ever seen in a sports video game series.”
Both FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 will be headed to PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. However, the game will be launching on 9 October on current consoles. Players who purchase the games on PS4 and Xbox One will automatically get upgraded to the next-gen versions when the consoles release at a later date. This new program is called “Dual Entitlement” and works for both physical and digital editions of the game.
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Players can pick up the FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition and start playing on 6 October according to EA. However, EA Access will allow players to jump into the action starting on 1 October 2020.
EA Sports is also working on FIFA 21 cross-progression between current-gen and PS5 and Xbox Series X. This means you will be able to switch back and forth between the two versions of the game and keep playing from where you left off in Ultimate Team and Volta Football. However, this will not work in other modes such as career, online seasons and pro clubs. More on that later in the year.
In the meantime, catch up on the new fancy next-gen trailer showcase for both Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21.