Available since the beginning of October on PS4, Xbox One, PC or even Nintendo Switch, FIFA 21 does not really win praise from the world press (and even fewer players). Between a real lack of new features, a game that is starting to feel the heat and a price still set at 70 € (including bugs), this is starting to do a lot.

But fortunately, Electronic Arts offers this time the next-gen version (PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S) to the lucky owners of the game on the current generation. Thus, we are promised some improvements and some changes (especially since the next-gen version of FIFA 21 is expected in early December).

So, will a month of “tweaking” be enough to make us smile and want to put on crampons? Start of response with the first details of the next-gen versions of FIFA 21.

Buy FIFA 21 on PS5 or Xbox Series X

“Higher speed”

So, we should not trust this 30-second announcement video which shows absolutely nothing and which only tells us that we are going to move up a gear thanks to Kylien Mbappé. Fortunately, EA Sports has other surprises in store for us.

  • First of all, FIFA 21 will be prettier and more technically stable thanks to the power of the next-gen consoles but also thanks to the increased performance of the Frostbite engine. So, forget the loading times.
  • FIFA 21 on PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S also benefits from new field cameras like the all-new EA SPORTS GameCam, which is inspired by the very best broadcasts of football matches. Or the LiveLight Rendering, which is a lighting system that improves every aspect of the experience in the field.
  • Sound enhancements also with thousands of live chants have been captured exclusively for top competitions including the Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga, to deliver the EA SPORTS Atmospheric Audio experience never before seen in sports video games.
  • A better physique and a better rendering of the players thanks to the next-gen performance and to the better capacities of the Frostbite engine (contraction of the muscles after the strikes or the hair of some of the players, combined with a dynamic lighting effect that allows emphasis on player faces and shirts for a heightened level of realism).
  • FIFA 21 on next-gen will feature new animations and cutscenes before and during the match such as the arrival of player buses, fans entering the stadium gates, new reactions from players, from the bench and of fans will respond to key match situations. All with the goal of creating an even more immersive football experience for fans.
  • Many improvements and small details will also be added such as for example a better visual quality of the animations, a more realistic life “around the field” and more!

This next-gen version of FIFA 21 will arrive on December 4, 2020 on PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It will be offered direct for sale on PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store. For players who already own the game on the current generation (PS4 or Xbox One), you will get the next-gen version for free via a downloadable update.

Buy FIFA 21 on PS5 or Xbox Series X