FIFA 21 Demo: Release date, Delays, Download, EA Play, Platforms, Next Gen, PS5, Xbox Series X, Game Modes & more

With the summer on the horizon, FIFA fever is about to be turned up a notch with a brand new game.

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli
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FIFA 21 is so close fans can feel it, and it’s about time with no football action thanks to coronavirus quarantine.

With EA Play coming up and EA releasing a roadmap for their scheduled 2020 releases, we could easily see a trailer within the next month.


Release date

FIFA 20’s demo was released on 10 September 2019, two weeks before the game’s full release.

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FIFA FRIDAY – The final Friday in September will once again mark FIFA’s release

With this year’s game expected on Friday, 25 September 2020, the demo should be on our consoles from Friday, 11 September 2020.


Any form of delay to FIFA 21 would have a knock-on effect on the Demo, so stay tuned for any updates.

Coronavirus has already pushed back The Last of Us Part II, and has reduced the initial quantity of the PS5.


The FIFA 21 Demo will be available to download on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

All you need to do his head to the PlayStation, Xbox Live or Origin store – search FIFA 21 and install the demo!


In FIFA 20’s Demo, the teams available in the Champions League kick-off were:

  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Chelsea
  • Liverpool
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Real Madrid
  • Tottenham Hotspur
TEASE – This leaked image let us know the FIFA 20 Demo was on the way

With EA adding the Copa Libertadores licences midway through FIFA 20, maybe we could see some South American teams also appear.

With us yet to get a look and the brand new MLS franchises, Inter Miami and Nashville SC, perhaps they could feature in the demo.

Game modes

Expect Volta Football to return in the demo, as we wait to see if EA make any changes to the street mode for FIFA 21.

VOLTA Football

Volta Football was rolled out on the FIFA 20 last year, and any substantial changes should appear on the trial this year too.

HIGH VOLTAGE – Will we see some changes to Volta?

A return to the more arcade feel of FIFA Street would go down a hit with fans. Such a substantial change for FIFA 21 may just come a bit soon.

Career Mode

With serious changes for Career Mode on FIFA 20, don’t expect too much for FIFA 21.

Ultimate Team

As for Ultimate Team, it’s unlikely we’ll get a look at this during the demo.


For most, the demo will present the first chance to get a flavour of FIFA 20’s gameplay.

SAY STRAFE – Strafe dribbling was a huge new feature for FIFA 20

Dribbling, defending and finishing were the significant changes for FIFA 20, with far more intelligent tactical play.

Let’s hope that FIFA 21 brings us even closer to the real thing.

Early access?

Those who sign up to EA Access get eight hours of gameplay around one week before the game comes out (from 18 September).

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KINGS OF EUROPE – Which European Cup winner will grace the Champions Edition?

If you pre-order the lucrative versions (Ultimate or Champions Edition) of the game can jump the queues and start playing three days before official release.

That would be on Tuesday, 22 September 2020


If you pre-order one of the superior editions of the game (Ultimate or Champions Edition) you will be available to get full access to FIFA 21 from Tuesday, 22 September 2020 – three days before release.


According to fifplay, FIFA 21 will cost $59.99 (£49.99) – Standard Edition$79.99 (£64.99) – Champions Edition and $99.99 (£79.99) – Ultimate Edition.

Next Gen?

Although Next Gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X, will not be out when FIFA 21 is released, we may yet see a trial version of the game when the platforms are rolled out before Christmas.

READ MORE: Will VAR feature in FIFA 21?

EA may release FIFA 21 on the Next Gen from launch, could wait until the new year, or boycott it all together and wait until FIFA 22.

EA Play Confirmed

Some great news for FIFA fans, and for other EA titles for the matter, with the developer continuing with EA Play despite E3 being cancelled.

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PRESS PLAY – Expect FIFA news to start rolling in after EA Play

This is where we can expect the first hard news on FIFA 21, Madden 21, NHL 21 and possibly even NBA Live 21 as EA begin their campaigns ahead of launch.

The date for EA Play is on Thursday, 11 June.

EA roadmap

We can expect FIFA 21 information at EA Play thanks to a recent roadmap the company put out on its future releases this year.

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THERE’S HOPE- FIFA 20 is scheduled in Q2 of 2020 according to EA

On the schedule FIFA 21 is expected to be a Q2 2020 release.

READ MORE: FIFA 21 PS5 – what Next Gen means for EA’s next title

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