FIFA 21 Will Not Have A Demo, It Has Been Confirmed
For the first time in the franchise's modern history, it has been confirmed that there will be no demo for the upcoming release of FIFA.
EA Sports posted a statement on social media last night explaining the controversial decision, with the company ditching the feature to focus on "delivering the best full game experience for current and next-gen consoles."
FIFA 21 has already been pushed back from its usual September release date due to the coronavirus pandemic and now, fans will have to wait even longer for a taste of the action.
In a statement on Twitter, EA explained their motives behind abandoning the highly anticipated demo, which is usually made available around three to four weeks before the official title release date.
"We aren't releasing a demo for FIFA 21." they wrote. "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."
We aren't releasing a demo for FIFA 21.- EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 21, 2020
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.
Fans had previously speculated on social media that the FIFA 21 demo would be released on September 22 based on previous editions but EA have, of course, confirmed that will not happening.
That being said, EA Play will still go ahead on October 1, giving fans 10 hours of access to the game.
Here's how social media reacted to the news.
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Nah nah nah, this is good, communication, this is what we want, i know its 1 tweet but it is something at least- Martini342 (@FollowOnTwitch1) September 21, 2020
10 days until FIFA 21 and we don't have a demo or database lol- Fuji (@Fuji720x) September 20, 2020
Fair play, spend the time focusing on the best full game experience.- Matt (@MattFUTTrading) September 21, 2020
Just don't disappoint, seeing as the first time many will get to play the game will be through a paid version.
Don't. Let. The. Fans. Down. :thumbsup:
No excuse now gameplay has to be 10/10 lads. No button delay pls- Danny Rai (@R9Rai) September 21, 2020
Just make #FIFA21 good. That's all we want. Please.- Nick :flag_ca: (@Nick28T) September 21, 2020
No demo. Late game release. It is all understandable under current COVID issues. Just don't let us down when you DO release the game.
FIFA 21 will be released worldwide on all good consoles on 9 October.
Thoughts on EA's decision to not give fans a demo this year? Let us know in the comments.
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