It's that time of the year again where we get ready for the FIFA 21 demo!
This snippet of what we can expect to play come the 9th of October will be a big day for all involved.
With first-hand experience of what is coming, as well as a look at the new player ratings and an idea of which teams are the best is a great prospect to consider.
Apart from the Early Access through EA Play, this the earliest the general public can play.
Here's what we know about the demo.
DEMO CANCELLED! - 21st September
The FIFA 21 demo has been cancelled.
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.
Real Madrid Sign New 5 Year Deal With FIFA - 16th July
Real Madrid has confirmed that EA Sports FIFA will be the official game for the Galacticos for 5 more years.
This almost certainly guarantees their inclusion in the demo.
FIFA 21 Demo Release Date
With FIFA releasing later than usual this year, don’t expect the demo release date to be the typical, early-mid September release date we’ve become accustomed to over the past few years.
With the FIFA 21 Standard Edition releasing globally on October 9th, we’d expect the FIFA 21 Demo to be released around Friday 25 September at the latest, with a more likely release date being closer to Monday 21 September.
FIFA 21 Demo Teams List
With the FIFA 21 Demo, you’ll have a limited list of teams to play, typically featuring clubs that have partnered with EA Sports. Last year saw the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, PSG and Spurs feature, so it’s likely that you’ll see most of these teams returning in this years’ demo, along with a couple of extra teams.
Given EA still having the full licensing and rights to the competition, it’s likely that we’ll see the Champions League winner featured in the demo, meaning there’s potential for Juventus, Bayern, Manchester City, Barcelona and Napoli all to feature also.
We’ll have full player ratings predictions for these demo teams out in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned!
EUROPE'S FINEST: The FIFA 21 demo usually features some of Europe's top teams
FIFA 21 Demo Playable Modes
Last year FIFA 20 allowed us to play the new Volta Football mode, with a preview 3v3 match available to play, as well as the standard Kick-Off mode with an exciting Champions League atmosphere at the Santiago Bernabéu, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, or Stamford Bridge.
While there hasn’t been any news as of yet regarding new modes in FIFA 21, if there are any new additional modes added, expect to see them included in the FIFA 21 Demo to give players their first look at new and exciting gameplay innovations.
FIFA 21 Demo Download Information
As we’ve already predicted, the FIFA 21 Demo should be arriving between Monday 21 September and Friday 25 September if in keeping with the typical release 2 weeks prior to global launch.
With regards to download sizes, we’d expect the FIFA 21 demo to be between 6GB and 8GB in size, so be sure to keep this space free in your console for the end of September!
You can download it on the store of your chosen platform.