Game company Electronic Arts will be taking The World’s Game to the next level by launching video game EA Sports FIFA 21 to next-gen consoles next month.
The popular sports game will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on December 4. Fans will get to experience fast load times and enhanced sights, sounds, and player movement with the combination of next-gen hardware and the Frostbite engine. It also introduces ultra-realistic football environments that will immerse fans in the most authentic matchday in the franchise’s history.
With next-gen technology powered by Frostbite engine, the game offers an unprecedented level of player fidelity. Player physiques are more defined like flexing muscles after strikes and the strand-based hair on some of the top footballers combined with dynamic lighting that makes faces more prominent, offering a whole new level of realism. Pre-game cinematics now include team buses arriving before kick-off and fans entering the turnstiles making it more immersive for players. During live games, new contextual player, bench, and fan reactions respond to key match situations, which gives players the feel of explosive passion and intense drama of big goal moments.
“We’re excited to deliver a new level of authenticity that will immerse players in the game like never before when they step out onto the virtual pitch in FIFA 21,” said Aaron McHardy, Executive Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA. “With next level immersive experiences that truly bring the most recognizable stadiums and professional players to life, the technology behind these next generation consoles opens up a world of possibilities for how players will experience the world’s game this year and into the future.”
New technology enables players to experience more authentic movement with enhanced length and visual quality of player animations, providing ultra-responsive and realistic maneuvers in every situation on the pitch. Off-ball humanization creates authentic character behaviors that enable fans to feel all the emotion of football at the highest level, from a player adjusting shin pads in the 89th minute to one screaming for a through ball from a teammate. Frostbite’s advanced interaction system brings the Real Player Motion Technology system to life as players jostle, push, and pull in battles for possession with more responsiveness than ever before.
The gameplay is now faster with next-gen technology offering blazing fast load times. From Kick-Off to Career Mode, players will never lose focus on the upcoming match as stadium environments now load with top-speeds. This makes them load matches in seconds.
The PS5 version offers PlayStation Activities that gets players into action even faster by letting them jump straight from the PlayStation home screen into their game modes in a flash. DualSense technology offers rich and responsive haptic feedback, which lets players feel the impact of shots, passes, and tackles.
Players who have the game on PS4 and Xbox One can upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S versions for free from December 4. Their FUT Club and VOLTA FOOTBALL squad can be transferred to the next-gen consoles as well and even back again if they want to with the cross-gen transfer markets in FUT 21, as well as all their FUT and VOLTA FOOTBALL content and progress. They can also buy the standalone versions of the game on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 for only $69.99 USD.
FIFA 21 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, PC via Origin and Steam, and coming to Stadia next year.