FIFA 21 Next-Gen Release Date Set for December

October 30, 2020

FIFA 21 launched recently on current platforms to mixed reviews, with some sites suggesting it was just a lick of paint on last year’s FIFA 20, and today EA has officially revealed that the FIFA 21 Next-Gen release date is December 4, 2020.

Here at Rocket Chainsaw we’re excited to see how FIFA 21 will run on next-gen consoles. We recently reviewed it on Xbox One X, giving it three stars and saying, “we’re pretty excited to see how the game will run on our shiny new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles next month because if it’s anything like the recent demonstration we saw of NBA 2K21  (check out our full review here), sports games are finally heading in the direction of ultra-realism with unique crowd movements and amazingly realistic character models.

EA has provided a handy FIFA 21 next-gen release FAQ in the full announcement post which you can read here.

We’re still waiting for a true next-gen trailer with some gameplay however, so stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for more coverage on next-gen FIFA 21 in the coming weeks.


Here’s what Electronic Arts has to say about the FIFA 21 next-gen release date announcement:

New innovations unlocked by the power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, like blazing fast load times, deferred lighting and rendering, enhanced animation technology, off-ball humanisation, and more will take The World’s Game from visual to visceral, enabling you to Feel Next Level every time you step onto the pitch.

For FIFA 21, we’re partnering with Sony and Microsoft to offer you a Dual Entitlement – meaning that you won’t need to buy FIFA 21 twice to upgrade your copy of the game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S*.

FIFA 21 will launch on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 on December 4th, 2020.