FIFA 21 without a demo:
EA has announced that a demo will not be made available for FIFA 21. In doing so, the developer is breaking a longstanding tradition and disappointing many fans of the series in the same breath.
A new entry in the FIFA franchise has been part of the gaming industry’s annual release calendar for what feels like an eternity. In a way, the same goes for the demo, which traditionally comes out shortly before the game comes out. This allowed gamers to enjoy a small preview of the upcoming game year after year, try out a few changed moves, and admire the new jerseys. However, 2020 is not like the previous years in many ways – and EA has officially confirmed that no demo will be made available for FIFA 21 this time around.
No demo for FIFA 21
EA Sport officially announced in a tweet today that there will be no demo for FIFA 21 – the annual tradition is broken. Instead, the company has announced that the focus of the development team will be on the best possible version for the current and future console generations.
Even if it certainly means a little more work to publish the game for two hardware generations, this reason seems a bit threadbare to many fans, at least without further information – after all, the goal of developers should always be to release the best possible version of a game published. And on previous FIFA entries, that motivation obviously didn’t cause any problems with the demo.
We aren't releasing a demo for FIFA 21.— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 21, 2020
Instead we've made the decision to focus our development team's time on delivering the best full game experience for current & next-gen consoles.
We look forward to EA PLAY members jumping in 10 days from now and launching the game Oct 9.
Only EA Play members will have early access to FIFA 21
While there won’t be an official demo for FIFA 21 this year as usual, you can still get an impression of the new game from October 1st with an “EA Play” account – members can already enjoy the game for ten hours testing. Without an “EA Play” account you will unfortunately get nothing and have to wait until the game is released on October 9th.
Besides Pro Evolution Soccer, FIFA is currently the only serious soccer simulation on PC and consoles. EA Sports has been sending virtual soccer players onto the pitch since 1993, back then with fantasy names, today with a large license package and thus with numerous original players with faces, team names, jerseys and more. Many consider themselves the best FIFA player in their area. But championships are not only won in practice, but also on the tactics board.
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