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FIFA 21 and Madden 21 Come to PS5 and Xbox Series X On December 4, First Screenshot Revealed

Update:

EA has shown off two stunning screenshots of Trent Alexander-Arnold and João Félix on Twitter.

𝙁𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙉𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝙇𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡 when #FIFA21 arrives on PS5 & Xbox Series X|S on December 4th. Buy now, and upgrade for free: https://t.co/lK3Fzbciqjpic.twitter.com/ibbeTzplLM
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA)
November 10, 2020

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FIFA 21 and Madden have long been part of EA Sports' "Dual Entitlement" initiative to ensure players only need to buy each game once to have it transfer to next-gen, but we now know when exactly we'll be able to take advantage of them.

EA has confirmed that both FIFA 21 and Madden 21 will hit PS5 and Xbox Series X and S on December 4.

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FIFA 21 and Madden 21 Come to PS5 and Xbox Series X On December 4

It's worth noting that whichever console you pick up at launch, you'll already be able to play your existing version of either FIFA 21 or Madden 21 via backwards compatibility.

On December 4, these will be replaced by next-gen optimised versions that take advantage of the new hardware.

Unfortunately, we don't know a great deal about the next-gen versions of either game at present.

EA has not provided a trailer or screenshots, but the publisher did note that player detail will be increased via new rendering and lighting tech.

The next-gen versions will also offer "blazing fast" load times.

The PS5 version of FIFA will also offer haptic feedback via the Dualsense, although what this would entail isn't specified.

“With each console generation, EA SPORTS erases more of the line between virtual and real in our games. The next-generation versions of Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 will offer stunning, immersive and authentic experiences, truly enabling players to feel the next level of sports experience,” said Cam Weber, EVP and Group GM of EA SPORTS.

“Through the awesome power of Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 we’ve been able to create industry-leading gameplay and content advances, bringing our players ever closer to the sports they love.”

If you do upgrade, it's worth noting that not all of your progress will be carried over.

Ultimate Team progress will make the jump to your new console, but career mode saves will not.