Electronic Arts has revealed new innovation in fan favourite modes for EA SPORTS FIFA 21, ranging from new social elements, control over career moments and more, experience The World’s Game like never before. A new generation of football will be heralded with Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé, on the cover of all editions worldwide 9 October 2020 for PS4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam.
“Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true. From my time at Bondy to Clairefontaine to the World Cup, this marks another big milestone. I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid and I am honored to represent a whole new generation of footballers and be in the same group as many other amazing footballers who I now share this honor with.”
Looking fresh, @KMbappe 🤩
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 22, 2020
With VOLTA SQUADS, this is a new way in FIFA 21 for players to have a more social street football experience with four players to join up or drop in with others and win in 5v5 online cooperative play. In FIFA Ultimate Team, you can also team up with friends online and compete for rewards with FUT Co-Op o enjoy new ways to play the most popular mode in the game.
“This year, we are bringing fans together through social experiences that elevate both the small-sided experience and the excitement felt on the professional pitch, offering the most authentic and interactive EA SPORTS FIFA experience to date.”
“Along with one of the biggest updates to career mode yet and enhanced gameplay realism that continues to bridge the gap between the real and virtual world of football, fans have more ways than ever to play the beautiful game of football we all love.”
Aaron McHardy, Executive Producer, EA SPORTS FIFA
In Career Mode, manage your team’s every moment with new innovations that create additional depth in matches, transfers, and training. Career Mode also delivers a huge leap in gameplay interactivity to control the outcome of every game with the Interactive Match Sim, a revamped growth system to better manage Player Development, and more.
All-new dynamic attacking systems for more realistic and informed movements are in for FIFA 21, to build on the intensity of 1v1 gameplay. Agile Dribbling puts more tools at the player’s disposal when facing a defender. Positioning Personality elevates in-game intelligence to match the real-world understanding of space and time in football. Creative Runs gives players new options for off the ball moments. While the Natural Collision System utilises brand new animation systems to create smoother player interactions all over the pitch.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 23, 2020
Experience unrivalled authenticity with over 17,000 players and 700+ teams alongside more than 90 stadiums and 30+ leagues connecting players to The World’s Game. Additionally, celebrate football glory with exclusive access to global competitions including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamerica, Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga Santander.
Pre-order EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition for PS4, Xbox One and PC to get up to 24 Rare Gold Packs, Cover Star Loan Item, Career Mode Homegrown Talent, special edition kits and stadium items, and more. Pre-ordering before 14 August 2020 will also receive an untradeable Ones To Watch item.
EA Access members can also enter the FIFA 21 early access trial from 1 October, with pre-launch challenges to participate in for exclusive bonuses. Benefits will be given all season long too, including unique items and FIFA Ultimate Team Season Objective XP boosts.