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12 Oct 2020

FIFA 21 Xbox Series X: Release Date, News, Pre-Order, Price, Specs, Series S & more

FIFA 21 Xbox Series X: Release Date, News, Pre-Order, Price, Specs, Series S & more

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

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Latest News - FIFA 21 is here!

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FIFA 21 Release Date

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Xbox Series X Pre-orders

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Free Upgrade to Xbox Series X

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When could we see FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X?

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Next-Gen FIFA 21 Features Confirmed

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Xbox Series X Specs

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Eradicating loading times

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FIFA 21 Price & Pre-order

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Will FIFA 21 be 120 FPS on Xbox Series X?

FIFA 21 has arrived, and Xbox players can't wait to play on Series X!

This is how the smash title will play on the Next Gen console.

Latest News - FIFA 21 is here!

Well, after EA Play and Early Access - FIFA 21 has arrived!

Those who have purchased the game on Xbox One will receive a free upgrade to Xbox Series X|S, with the consoles arriving on Tuesday, 10 November.

FIFA 21 Release Date

FIFA 21 launched on current-gen consoles on Friday, 9 October.

Xbox Series X Pre-orders

Today is the day! Y can now pre-order your Xbox Series X|S! The Xbox Series X pre-order is now also live in the US after some delay, and the Xbox Series S will soon go live stateside as well!

PRE-ORDER: Xbox Series X from Argos

PRE-ORDER: Xbox Series S from Argos

PRE-ORDER: Xbox Series X from Amazon

PRE-ORDER: Xbox Series S from Amazon

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MINI-ME - Will go for the high performance Series X or lightweight Series S?

The release date for Xbox Series X|S is Tuesday, 10 November - just two days before PS5.

The Xbox Series S will be available for a very reasonable £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X costs £449/$499.

If that was not enough, you can get EA Play with the Xbox Game Pass at no extra cost too!

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.

When could we see FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X?

With the next Xbox console due for release in November, we predict we could see what FIFA 21 looks like in the month before release.

Microsoft will no doubt want to showcase how titles play on next-gen, and benefit from various performance enhancements, such as faster loading times for example.

Next-Gen FIFA 21 Features Confirmed

There are a ton of new features confirmed for next-gen.

Key features on Next-Gen consoles include:

Gameplay

  • 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

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

The Xbox Series X specs are quite impressive, however unless EA decide to release FIFA 21 separately for the console, we'll have to admire them from afar!

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POWER: A seriously impressive console indeed

Amongst many things, 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.

"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. 

FIFA 21 Price & Pre-order

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.

Will FIFA 21 be 120 FPS on Xbox Series X?

Xbox Series X claims to be capable of playing games in up to 120 FPS at 4K, but what does that mean for FIFA 21 on the next-gen console?

According to the official site, titles that release for Xbox One 'will experience improvements in performance, including improved boot and load times, more stable frame rates, higher resolutions and improved quality on Xbox Series X.'

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SMOOTH: Higher frame rates mean for much more fluid gameplay

So there's hope, however, the reality may be different for FIFA 21. Typically, the higher the resolution, the lower the frame-rate. Additionally, the more 'basic' the graphics are, the higher the resolution and FPS can be.

It could be unlikely that we see FIFA 21 running at both 120 FPS and 4K, however even at 60 FPS at the same resolution, the game should look and play very well indeed.