The FIFA 21 release date has been set for October 9, 2020, on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Gamers who pre-order will get early access the same month, although there has been no news relating to a new demo yet.
A message from EA Sports confirms the plans, adding: “FIFA 21 will launch worldwide on October 9, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If you pre-order the FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition or Champions Edition you’ll be able to play from October 6.
“The EA Access (PS4, Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) Play First Trials will start on October 1.”
EA Sports has also confirmed that the game will be coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X at a later date, and those that own it on PS4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade through a new feature called Dual Entitlement.
A further FAQ can be found below from EA Sports:
When is FIFA 21 coming out on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X?
We’ll have more information to share on the release date of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later in the year.
How do I pre-order FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? And what benefits do I get for doing so?
FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 is bundled with the PlayStation 4 version, as with Xbox One and Xbox Series X. If you pre-order FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 you’ll also get the game on PlayStation 5, and pre-ordering on Xbox One will get you access to the game on Xbox Series X.
Do the FUT 21 pre-order benefits carry over from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 and Xbox One to Xbox Series X?
FIFA 21 Ultimate Team pre-order content will need to be redeemed within the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 21, but will then transfer over to the corresponding next generation console (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X).
What does ‘Dual Entitlement’ mean?
Once you have your PlayStation5 or Xbox Series X, Dual Entitlement enables you to upgrade your copy of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X, at no extra cost
What is the new Career Mode Homegrown Talent pre-order benefit?
The new Homegrown Talent pre-order benefit will automatically assign a local youngster with world-class potential to the first club you choose to manage in FIFA 21 Career Mode. The player’s nationality will correspond to the country of the league in which you’re managing.