FIFA 21 Xbox Series X: Dual Entitlement, Release Date, New Faetures, Price, latest news & more

Microsoft’s new console is on the way, so the EA title will have some huge upgrades across the board.

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos

EA are keeping their cards close to their chest when it comes to FIFA 21, but we have had a glimpse of what it could look like on Xbox Series X.

Here’s everything we know about FIFA 21 on the Next Gen Xbox.


Latest News – Xbox Series X Update

With exclusive features on PS5 for FIFA 21 thanks to haptic feedback and the PS5 controller, the pressure is on Xbox to provide a different experience on Series X.

Like Madden 21, FIFA 21 has been confirmed to be “Optimized for Series X” meaning the game will well and truly level up on Xbox Series X.

A new trailer for the “Optimized” games has been released, along with an Xbox Wire accompanying article.

These titles offer:

  • Groundbreaking Visual Fidelity
  • Next Generation Framerates
  • Faster Loading Times

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.

There is no confirmed release date for FIFA 21 on next-gen consoles yet.

Price & Pre-order

It looks as if there is to be no exclusive game for Next Gen consoles, including Xbox Series X.

You can pre-order the Standard Edition on Xbox One for £59.99 / $59.99, the Champions Edition for £79.99 / $79.99 and Ultimate Edition for £89.99 / $99.99.

You can pre-order your copy here.


Free upgrade to Xbox Series X

EA has announced that players can get a free upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X.

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FREE UPGRADE: And carry on your progress!

That means you only need to buy FIFA 21 once!

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

Next-Gen FIFA 21 Game Features Confirmed

Following EA Play, EA has announced a series of Next-Gen game features for FIFA 21!

Key features on Next-Gen consoles include:


  • Blazing fast load times – get to kick-off in seconds

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


Xbox Series X Specs

Xbox Series X will be Microsoft’s most powerful console ever.

Powered by their custom-designed processor leveraging AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures.

Delivering four times the processing power of an Xbox One and enabling developers to leverage 12 TFLOPS of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance – twice that of an Xbox One X and more than eight times the original Xbox One.

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POWER: Sony will have trouble beating that

Their patented form of variable rate shading (VRS) empowers developers to more efficiently utilize the full power of the Xbox Series X.

Rather than spending GPU cycles uniformly to every single pixel on the screen, they can prioritise individual effects on specific game characters or important environmental objects.

READ MORE: How PS5 hardware will enhance FIFA 21’s graphics

You can expect more dynamic and realistic environments powered by hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing – a first for console gaming.

This means true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real-time as you explore the game world.

Eradicating loading times

“We’ve created a new generation of SSDs… We’re using the SSD as virtual RAM” said Microsoft in their reveal video, and the result will make loading times a thing of the past.

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RE-STYLE – WIll the Series X controller have an impact?

It’ll make gameplay smoother and faster, ironing out any creases in performance.

In theory, core performance should receive a major boost too.

It’s also been confirmed that Xbox Series X will have a disk drive, since the console will support four generations worth of backwards compatibility.

READ MORE: Xbox Series X’s trailer

“Your games, achievements, progression and accessories will all come forward with Xbox Series X.

The combination of the custom AMD architecture, the DDR6 RAM, and the SSD drive could well give us a console that feels truly revolutionary. 

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Phil Pangalos

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