FIFA is one of the most anticipated games of the year, offering exciting new functionalities, improved graphics, and smoother gameplay. While FIFA 20 was not without its flaws, it was an improved version of the previous game and provided many new features, such as Volta.
Football fans will, therefore, be excited to learn more about the upcoming game. If you cannot wait to become Barcelona CF on an Xbox or PlayStation console soon, read the below guide to FIFA 21.
The Release Date
The FIFA games tend to follow the same schedule each year, and they’re commonly launched during the last two weeks of September. For instance, FIFA 19 was released on Friday 28th September, while FIFA 20 was launched on Friday, 24th September. If it follows the same schedule, it wouldn’t be surprising for FIFA 21 to land on Friday 25th September.
It has been reported that a whopping 10 million people across the world played EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20, which is thanks to the quality of the graphics, and competitive gameplay. While few fans of the game will be able to play like an esports champion, they are bound to have plenty of fun practicing their skills on the new version, which is likely to become one of the biggest multiplayer games of the year.
Career mode is always a popular feature among gamers. Due to its faults last year, you can expect a much smoother experience in FIFA 21. The new Volta mode is also expected to return and could be much bigger than last year, as it could feature online five-a-side matches.
Ultimate Team is also likely to return, but fans shouldn’t expect any significant changes, as it is popular in its current format. There have, however, been calls to provide more comprehensive statistic tracking, but there is no guarantee this will be available in the new version.
While FIFA 21 is estimated to be released at the end of September 2020, it is not known if it will be a cross-platform game. This is because the PS5 and Xbox Series X aren’t expected to be launched until October and December, which will be in time for the festive period. It does, however, seem likely that FIFA 21 will be available on both the Xbox 360 and Series X, as well as the PS4 and PS5.
The FIFA 21 Cover
Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard was the first cover star for FIFA 20, but special editions were released to include Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and Zinedine Zidane. Cristiano Ronaldo was also the main star on the cover of FIFA 18, while Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus blessed the FIFA 17 cover. Due to Liverpool FC’s recent sporting success, one of their players will likely grace the cover this year, with Mo Salah being a favorite to become this year’s face of the game.
Of course, we will have to wait patiently until September to see if all the above predictions come true.