Another Serie A Team Will Be Missing From FIFA 21 Alongside Juventus
Current champions Juventus signed an exclusivity deal with Pro Evolution Soccer last year and now appear in FIFA as 'Piemonte Calcio.'
EA revealed Monday afternoon that AS Roma will will instead be named Roma FC in the upcoming release.
They also added that players and likenesses will still be authentic.
"AS Roma will now be Roma FC, playable and equipped with a custom badge and kit throughout Kick-Off, Career Mode, FIFA Ultimate Team and VOLTA FOOTBALL," an official statement read.
"Roma FC will now compete in Stadion Olympik. You can still expect to see the same AS Roma real-world, authentic players and related likenesses in EA Sports FIFA 21 and EA Sports FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
I'm hearing that Roma won't officially be in FIFA 21, they will have a custom badge and custom kits. :grimacing:
- Matt (@MGH) August 3, 2020
"Player Chemistry within EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Ultimate Team will be unaffected by these changes. We'd like to thank everyone at AS Roma for the years of collaboration as the team's Official Sports Video Gaming partner."
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While Roma will be missing from the game, EA have promised that FIFA 21 will be full of exciting new features when it launches on October 9.
Twitter account @FUT21news have published an overview of all the information so far so fans know what to expect.
All #FIFA21 info/leaks so far:
- 12 new icons (Cantona :flag_fr: + Eto'o :flag_cm:)
- FIFA Points have a spending limit
- FUT can now be played in Co-Op
- WL now has a top 200
- Rivals point games capped at 40
- Real referees added
- You can now choose to take the free kick when fouled
- FIFA 21 News (@FUT21News) July 30, 2020
In terms of tweaks made, the new advantage feature should go down very well.
In previous games, if a player wanted to take a free-kick instead of playing on, they would simply stop and play would be brought back for the foul.
But as per a leaked screenshot doing the rounds for the next game in the FIFA series, things will be slightly different. Instead, gamers will now have complete control of whether they take the foul or not by pressing L2 or R2 (LT or RT) on Xbox.
Don't know if anyone else saw this but..
Seems like you are now able to choose to take the foul or not...
Good Addition or not? #FIFA21
[Credit to @PropheC27 for spotting this :camera_with_flash:] :purple_heart: pic.twitter.com/bDBJQq9SBG
- FIFA 21 News (@FUT21News) July 26, 2020
Combine this with the introduction of real life referees and you have the exciting possibility of seeing virtual Mike Dean play the same sort of advantage he loves to celebrate.
Goalkeepers being allowed pass to players inside their own box from goal kicks is also a long overdue change after the new rule was brought in across the board around a year ago. Those who love building up from the back will be in their element.
Other key features include co-op play with your mates being applicable to Ultimate Team, ball boys passionately celebrating goals with players and a cap on the amount of FIFA points one can spend.
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