EA has now released the official gameplay trailer for FIFA 21, and expands on the differences between the new game and FIFA 20. One of these changes is the new agile dribbling system which will allow players to find more ways past opponents with more skill. There is also the new creative runs system in which players can now manually direct AI player runs for smarter ways to get past defences. Better positioning awareness means players will be working out where best to run or hold a defence. A natural collision system means players will fall over less and act more naturally compared to FIFA 20.
The Pre-Season event for FIFA’s Ultimate Team in which players can get awards for both FIFA 20 and FIFA 21. To get these rewards players will need to complete Objectives and Squad Building Challenges in Ultimate Team, and by doing so they will get the following content in FIFA 21.
- x2 Coin boosts (5 games x 500 coins)
- FUT 20 Icon Home Kit
- FUT 20 Future Stars Kit
- Anchor Chemistry Style
- Engine Chemistry Style
That is just the first batch of rewards with more to be added later in Pre-Season. In addition to those rewards there will be other content made available in the game too. The rewards will be available in FIFA 21 by October 16th and have to be redeemed by November 23rd.
If you are an EA Access member you will get some early hands-on time with FIFA 21, and 10% off if you purchase the game with progress carrying over. FIFA 21 is going to be a Dual Entitlement title which means if you buy the PS4 or Xbox One version of the game then you will get the next-generation version for free, provided you are upgrading within the same console family. The physical version of the game will come with an entitlement code to allow you to upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version of FIFA 21, so there is no need to purchase the game digitally to benefit. If you do upgrade be aware that not all progress will carry over to the next generation. EA states:
All progress you make or content you acquire within FIFA 21 Ultimate Team (including players, items, coins, FIFA Points, match record, and leaderboard placement), as well as all progression in VOLTA FOOTBALL will transfer from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 and back, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X and back. Progress within all other modes including Online Seasons, Co-Op Seasons, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, etc. will be specific to the console you are playing on and won’t transfer between consoles.
FIFA 21 will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 9th.