FIFA Fans Think They Know Exactly Why FIFA 21 Will Not Have A Demo
The publisher updated fans on Monday and revealed there would be no demo this year, explaining the focus will be on "delivering the best full game experience for current and next-gen consoles."
However, the news hasn't gone down well and many have questioned why there will be no demo at all.
Many have speculated the coronavirus pandemic has hindered development of the game, which will launch on the PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as current-gen consoles.
We aren't releasing a demo for FIFA 21.
Instead we've made the decision to focus our development team's time on delivering the best full game experience for current & next-gen consoles.
We look forward to EA PLAY members jumping in 10 days from now and launching the game Oct 9.
- EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 21, 2020
However, some think not being allowed to play the game ahead of launch is hiding the fact there are barely any improvements from last year's iteration.
The only time fans have had the chance to play the game is if they were invited to a closed beta in August.
That has got to be a first, you want us to buy a game we can't even test it out first????
Who guarantees us FIFA21 won't just be a FIFA 17, 18, 19, 20 all over again??
- Mike Villa Real (@MikeReal89) September 21, 2020
No Demo, you could just play Fifa 20 demo since it's basically the same with some minor bugfixes.
- Kevin J (@kevinj933) September 21, 2020
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Sounds like they know the game is complete dog shit and if they release the demo no1 will buy the full game :joy::joy: #PES2021
- chris o hara :four_leaf_clover::flag_ie::100: (@OCohara) September 21, 2020
Fans have even taken to YouTube to voice their frustrations about the future of the franchise.
EA Gamechangers made videos addressing the news and the comments section were quick to question the decision.
One user wrote: "Pretty naughty on EA's behalf in the fact that people now cannot try out the (new) features of the game to then see if its worth buying, (THE WHOLE POINT OF A DEMO BTW!!!!!) and the only option to give the game a try is by buying it, classic robbing EA lol they get more greedy every year."
A second added: "People are honestly dumb for eating this up. There's no demo because the game isn't ready. Just like it wasn't ready last year but they still released it with a ton of issues. EA never do things for the benefit of the players the servers have been poor for years."
While a third stated: "EA has been lazy with Madden. They'll be lazy with FIFA too. 2K and EA have already released massively flawed sports game this year. This is not all related to the pandemic. Some yes, all no."
Despite the concern surrounding FIFA 21 ahead of the slated October 9 release date, Career Mode looks to have received an overhaul and gameplay is said to be "much more responsive" this year.
Do you agree with EA Sports not releasing a demo for FIFA 21?
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