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EA post FIFA 21 launch date and preorder details

Published: 17:22, 20 June 2020
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EA's demo of FIFA 21, if one can call that trailer a demo, may not have gone down great but for the publisher, it's business as usual. Launch date and some other details are in.

FIFA 21 will first launch on the current generation, meaning for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official launch date is October 9, 2020, followed by PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X editions once the consoles have launched.

EA/Origin Access users can have a go at FIFA 21 on PS4, Xbox One and PC already from October 6, when the publisher will launch an early trial of their next football sim instalment. 

We make it a rule to steer clear of pre-orders and we advise our readers too. That said, FIFA 21 traditionally features several editions whose preorders can earn you all sorts of goodies, like FUT kits, stadium items, FUT 21 Ones to Watch items, etc.

EA's trailer for FIFA 21 has had an adverse effect it seems, almost confirming the community's fears that the studio has very little to show. We see how they'd think posting preorder information would make up for it, but it's not really working. 

FIFA 21's PC fans are additionally aggrieved over the decision to launch the PC edition with PS4 and Xbox One, but not follow it up with an enhanced one once the next-gen has launched. 

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In comparison, Xbox One and PS4 owners of FIFA 21 who decide to upgrade their consoles will get a next-gen upgrade free of charge, courtesy of EA. Same goes for FIFA 21's trailer buddy, Madden NFL 2021. 

You can learn more on EA's official website, which also features breakdowns of specific editions and their contents.

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