Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 Release Date Announced, Will Support Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 Release Date Announced, Will Support Free Next-Gen Upgrade

For now, all we know is that it will be largely - but not fully - compatible with PS4 games.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 21 is set to release on October 9, 2020, which isn't too far off from the arrival of the next-gen consoles, which are both still set to release in Holiday 2020. EA has also announced that it will be supporting Google Stadia for the first time too.

During yesterday's presentation, the sign appeared "PS Plus necessary to playso it's nearly a fact that this subscription service will continue to be present on PS5, after ending the free online game with the transition from PS3 to PS4". The listing also reveals that the PlayStation 5 will be available starting November 20. However, people who have subscribed to EA's Origin Acess on PC or EA Access on consoles will get a chance to play this game earlier. In short: if you buy the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of these games, you'll be able to get the PS5 or Xbox Series X counterpart at no extra cost.

What's more, EA has confirmed that users will have the ability to easily update from PS4 to PS5, offering you own the digital version of Madden NFL 21. The early trial will begin from October 1.

The Google Stadia version will be available from "winter". Both the PS3 and PS4 features a drive that let gamers play Blu-Ray discs and DVDs in addition to copies of the video game titles. So that could also put another big name LFC player in contention: Mo Salah, anyone?

Another caveat to contend with: the PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade process is smoother if you're considering digital. The late August release date is close enough to the next-gen consoles delivery date that many players would have waited to purchase the game until after they bought their new console.

The game will utilise the new haptic feedback talents of the PS5 DualSense controller.

As next-generation consoles are right around the corner, Xbox and PlayStation have been competing head-to-head over console power, features, and pricing, among other considerations. EA hasn't revealed whether that's what aids its "new lighting system" but we suspect so.

In a new post over on the PlayStation Blog, Chief Technology Officer at Crystal Dynamics Gary Snethen details some of the improvements players can expect to see on PS5.

The animation engine has been reworked to give players even more responsiveness and realism.

More than 89 million games of "Madden 15" were played this year. They'll scream for passes or adjust their shin pads, for example.

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