We summarize here all the information concerning the release date, the presence on the next gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X as well as the rumors for the cover of FIFA 21. The new opus of the football franchise will indeed succeed FIFA 20 by the start of the school year and already some information can be mentioned about this new game.
Electronic Arts took advantage of its EA Play Live conference on June 19 to announce the release date of its next opus. Thus, FIFA 21 is scheduled for October 9, and October 6 in early access. The game will therefore be available on PS4 and Xbox One, but also on PC.
Although these may be delayed, the release dates of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X should remain at the end of 2020. Thus, a situation similar to the release of FIFA 14 could arise.
At the time, FIFA 14 was released on the PS3 before finally releasing on Sony's new console and the Xbox One a few months later with a new game engine. Could we have the same situation with the new consoles? This solution is very likely, although for PS4 players, they will a priori be able to use the PS4 version of FIFA 21 on the PS5 via backward compatibility.
This is a very popular subject for fans who like to speculate on the cover of the next FIFA 21. Last year, the selection of Eden Hazard had been a surprise for many since Son, Salah, Neymar or Kylian Mbappé were considered as favorites.
In addition, the break in the middle of March of the professional season makes the situation even more difficult to predict. Some will say that she favors players like Neymar Jr (qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals) or Salah (close to the title with Liverpool) while others put forward the performances of a youngster like Haland to justify the cover.
The key moment for all FIFA fans is usually the week of E3, when the game is unveiled in pictures for the first time. However, this year's E3 2020 has been canceled, leaving room for doubt as to the FIFA 21 announcement period.
However, EA is likely to choose to stick with the early June timing to lift the veil on FIFA 21, likely via an announcement via an online show.
So much for our summary of information on the release date, the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles as well as the cover of FIFA 21. We will continue to update this article with the various news on the football game developed by EA.