Every year Electronic Arts under the label EA Sports releases a FIFA game; hence continuing its series of football simulation video games. By 2011, the FIFA franchise was localized into 18 languages and was available to be accessed in 51 countries. The FIFA franchise got listed in Guinness World Records as the best-selling sports video game in the world. FIFA series has sold over 282.4 million copies by 2019, which makes it one of the best-selling video game series ever developed.
Electronic Arts have always been giving a free demo on the release of its FIFA franchise games over the years. But this time Electronic Arts will not be rolling out a free demo for its upcoming game FIFA 21 in its FIFA franchise. Many game series’ have already stopped offering demos while FIFA was among the very few franchises that kept the tradition alive to date but not anymore. It will be the first time in the history Electronic Arts will launch the FIFA game without a free trial ahead of its launch. However, the subscribers of EA Play can still experience the FIFA 21 title, through Early Access mode.
Electronic Arts’ decision to put an end to the tradition of offering a demo for the FIFA franchise is because the team needs to focus on delivering the complete best to date game experience across two console generations. Electronic Arts had already stated this clearly through its post regarding the announcement which the company made on its official EA Sports FIFA Twitter account.
This tweet was uploaded on Sep 22, 2020, on their official Twitter page. This news might become a cause of concern for the players all around the world, and in case FIFA 21 fails to meet quality standards, it will be a cause of concern for Electronic Arts. However, the public likely will not be able to know about it until the game’s release in October. The FIFA 21 will be available for the PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4 on October 9th. The Xbox Series X and PS5 versions of FIFA 21 are, however, scheduled to arrive a bit later in the year and they will offer current-gen buyers a free next-gen upgrade.
The Standard Edition, as well as the Champions Edition and Ultimate Edition will come with a 3 day early access. This means that the gamers can start playing it from October 6. The upcoming football simulation game is available for preorder on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.