*UPDATED* FIFA 21 PS5: Gameplay Trailer, Latest News, PS5 Footage, Loading Times, Release Date, PS4 & more

The new console arrives this year, meaning EA’s FIFA could receive a huge upgrade in terms of graphics.

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos
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FIFA 21 news is picking up pace and we will see a whole range of reveals from EA this month.

With all the new information being released, here is what we know about the new game on PS5.

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Gameplay Trailer Reveal

EA will show off the official Gameplay Trailer on Tuesday, 4 August at 11am ET / 4pm BST.

Safe to say we are excited to see what they have in store for us, but will we see any footage from the PS5?

Check out what we want to see from the Gameplay Trailer here.

Latest News

The big news ahead of FIFA 21 is that Roma will not be fully licensed on the game.

In their place we will see Roma FC as they join Piemonte Calcio with unlicensed badges, kits and stadium.

Read more about Roma FC here.

On the flip side, EA have secured multi-year deals with both Milan clubs, securing AC and Inter for the foreseeable future.

Next-Gen FIFA 21 Game Features Confirmed

Following EA Play, EA has announced a series of next gen features for FIFA 21!

Key features on next gen consoles include:

Gameplay

  • Blazing fast load times – get to kick-off in seconds
  • Controller haptics – feel every shot, kick, pass, and tackle in your hands

Graphics and Visuals

  • Deferred Lighting and Rendering – a new lighting system creates more detail in every part of the stadium
  • Re-imagined player bodies – next-gen technology takes players to a whole new level of realism
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NEXT LEVEL: EA has confirmed several new features for Next-Gen

Player Animations

  • Enhanced animation technology – new animations create ultra-responsive and realistic player movement
  • Off-ball humanisation – from adjusting shin pads to screaming for passes, feel all the emotion of football at the highest level

READ MORE: FIFA 21 EA PLAY – everything you need to know

Next Level Atmospheres

  • Gameday immersion – contextual player, bench, and fan reactions let you feel the explosive passion of a last-minute winner

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FIFA 21 Loading times on PS5

We know that FIFA 21 will be playable on PS5, thanks to EA’s dual entitlement, however, the game doesn’t appear to be getting its own release for the next-gen console.

PS5 is rumoured to have incredibly fast loading times. One minute in the PS4 world (generally speaking) equates to around 2 seconds in the PS5 world.

There are numerous demos online, which showcase this amazing improvement, but what could we expect for FIFA 21?

We’re confident that the game will benefit from PS5 enhancements, so you may be able to be jump into the action quicker than ever before!

FIFA 21 Release Date

EA has confirmed that FIFA 21 will launch on current-gen consoles on October 9, 2020.

If you pre-order the FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition or Champions Edition you’ll be able to play from October 6.

READ MORE: Everything we know about FIFA 21’s Editions

The EA Access (PS4, Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) Play First Trials will start on October 1.

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Is the Trailer footage from PS5?

The graphics on display in the trailer appear to be current-gen, so the chances of it being from the PS5 are slim.

There’s not much information on FIFA 21 for PS5, as the title doesn’t appear to be getting a PS5 release, but rather it will be released for current-gen and playable on PS5.

When will we see PS5 footage?

PS5 is around the corner, and while there are rumours upon rumours, we still can’t confirm a concrete release date – asides from the Holiday 2020 window.

Everyone may be interested to see how FIFA 21 benefits for the impressive power of the PS5. Loading times, frames per second, resolution could all be improved when the game is played on the next-gen machine.

READ MORE: FIFA 21 PS4 vs PS5

It could make sense that roughly a month or so before the release of the PS5 would be a good time to show off FIFA 21 for next-gen, but we’ll have to speculate at this point.

FIFA 21 Cover Star

Little surprise here, PSG star Kylian Mbappe is the front man for FIFA 21.

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CHAMPION – Kylian Mbappe fronts up all three FIFA 21 covers

What is a surprise is to see the Frenchman grace all three covers of the game – check them out here.

FIFA 21 PS5 Price

To go along with the lack of confirmed release date, there is also no price as of yet for FIFA 21 on PS5.

However, it looks like EA has you covered if you go ahead with the PS4 purchase…

READ MORE: FIFA 21 PS4 – Price, Editions, Pre-orders, and more

Free upgrade to PS5

Those that buy FIFA 21 on PS4 can get a free upgrade to PS5 when Sony’s new hardware arrives, a feature called dual entitlement.

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That means there’s no need to pay for the game twice!

READ MORE: Everything we know about the FIFA 21 Demo

In addition, you’ll be able to carry over your FUT and VOLTA progress from one console to the next.

PS5 Reveal

On 11 June we got our first look at Sony’s PlayStation via the PS5 reveal event.

The stream gave us plenty of exciting looks into future releases, but it also let us see just how well the next gen console performs with some of the games.

What to expect from the PS5

Earlier in the year, Sony’s system architect, Mark Cerny, shed some light on what we can expect from the new console.

For more about PS5’s stream in March 2020, head here.

More powerful CPU and GPU

  • Improved graphics and visual effects
  • 8K supported graphics (if you have a TV which supports 8K)
  • System memory increased in size and speed
  • Ability to download larger files
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Ray Tracing

  • Models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments
  • Leads to heightened realism, as it allows accurate mimicking of how light bounces off different objects
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Ray tracing has been seen as a mode in certain games like Minecraft, and if it can make a significant impact on the sandbox game, imagine what it could do for FIFA.

READ MORE: Everything we know about FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X

Improved Audio

  • Increased immersion with sounds coming from above, behind and around
  • Requires no external hardware, but headphone audio will lead to the best results
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Better audio means better immersion, which makes everything on the screen more enjoyable.

Specialised SSD

  • Reduced loading times both on loading screens and fast travel across open-world games
  • Increased speed of how a world can be rendered
  • Cerny demonstrated how Spiderman moved faster through the streets of Manhattan, due to the faster ability to get data off the improved hard drive
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE – being released just months before the PS5, Square Enix’s game should make a smooth transition to next-gen

No manager hanging around on loading screens, so you can get through Career Mode campaigns in a flash!

PS5 Release Date

Since FIFA 21 will be beating next gen consoles out of the gate on release, when can we expect the PS5?

While we do know when FIFA 21 arrives, the only release date we have for the PS5 so far is “Holiday 2020”.

To read more about FIFA 21, including release date, trailer, cover star, career mode, ultimate team, ratings and more, head here.

Phil Pangalos

First Console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood / Currently playing: UFC 3