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EA Sports' FIFA 21 Gets An Official Release Date For Console And PC

EA Sports' FIFA 21 Gets An Official Release Date For Console And PC

FIFA 21 will be the first entry in EA Sports' long-running football franchise to arrive on the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

The eagerly-awaited FIFA 21 will arrive on console and PC in October, EA Sports has officially confirmed.

The FIFA publisher shared the first look at the upcoming instalment during EA Play Live tonight.

Electronic Arts has now confirmed on its website that FIFA 21 will launch worldwide on 9th October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

According to the publisher's post, pre-ordering FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition or Champions Edition will allow players to access the title from 6th October.

EA Sports' Twitter account also confirmed that purchasing FIFA 21 on PS4 or Xbox One would allow fans to upgrade the title to the 'equivalent next-generation console' for free.

"Get #FIFA21 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One before FIFA 22 and upgrade your game for the equivalent next generation console (PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X) for free," the company tweeted.

Publisher EA hosted the gaming extravaganza on 18th June after initially delaying the event by one week in the wake of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

During EA's Q4 2020 earnings call last month, the gaming publisher hit out at rumours that FIFA 21's release could be delayed amid the coronavirus impact.

"We have a long history of creating spectacular sports content that's not directly dependent or reliant on the real world of sports," EA CEO Andrew Wilson said.

EA COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen added: "We know today people are engaging with sports because that's what they love to do.

"If you are a sports fan, it doesn't stop, and so the only way they're getting their sports engagement is through our games, and that's a huge benefit for us."

Early rumours have hinted that Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could follow in the same footsteps as Virgil van Dijk and Eden Hazard by becoming FIFA 21's cover star.

EA Sports has also revealed plans for a timeline to share details behind several modes, including Ultimate Team and career mode.

News surrounding FIFA 21's features will be announced in August, EA Sports confirmed in a tweet on Wednesday.

FIFA 21 will be released on the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Featured Image Credit: EA Sports

Topics: gaming news, GAMING, EA Sports, FIFA 21