*UPDATED* FIFA 21 COUNTDOWN: Latest News, New Stadiums Confirmed, No Demo, Early Access, Release Date & more

Brand new game modes and fresh features are in store across both current and Next-Gen consoles!

by Mark Pangalos
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FIFA 21 is nearly here, and we are less than a fortnite away from the EA Play Early Access Trial!

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the new game.


Latest News – Licenses Confirmed

EA has confirmed all the licenses that will be on FIFA 21.

There are loads of clubs, competitions and stadiums to use on the game, including five new Volta locations!

Click here for ALL the licenses on FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 Release Date & Early Access

FIFA 21 will be available to play from the Friday, 9 October (for current gen consoles).

READ MORE: All the details you need on FIFA 21 Early Access

EA Play gives you the chance to access FIFA 21 early and get eight hours of gameplay from Thursday, 1 October.

No FIFA 21 Demo

We didn’t see this coming, but EA has scrapped the Demo for FIFA 21!

FIFA 21 Demo Cancelled

The team has “made the decision to focus our development team’s time on deliver the best full game experience”.



The FIFA 21 trailer was released on 23 July, showcasing the amazing new game modes.

Cover Stars & Editions

If you want to play FIFA 21 early, you can order the Champions or Ultimate Editions and play from Tuesday, October 6.

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World Cup Winning Wonderkid – Mbappe featuring as FIFA 21 Cover Star

These editions have been released featuring cover star, Kylian Mbappe.

Champions Edition costs:

  • £79.99 / $79.99.

The Ultimate Edition costs:

  • £89.99 / $99.99

These special editions come with in-game bonuses, read more here for all the info you need on these bonuses.

PRE-ORDER NOW: FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition for three days Early Access


Career Mode

Check out the official FIFA 21 Career Mode Trailer below.

The new Interactive Match Sim allows you to take control of a simulated match at any moment during the game.

Adjusted Growth System allows developing players to change position in order to fit the team mold.

READ MORE: FIFA 21 Career Mode Wonderkids to sign

FIFA 21 also brings changes to team fitness (Match Sharpness) and to the ways in which you can sign players, with the introduction of loan to buy deals.

Ultimate Team

EA has revealed that they are bringing some exciting new features to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

We are expecting 12 brand new icons in FUT 21, including the likes of Xavi, Cantona and Cech, which will bring the total to 101.

 FUT 21 will also bring us FUT Co-Op, where you can team up with a friend and compete for rewards in Division Rivals, Squad Battles and complete Co-Op Objectives.

READ MORE: All new Icons in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Plus, FIFA 21 will be the first time you can customize your own FUT Stadiums!

The FUT Web App is likely to be available from Wednesday, 30 September.

Next Generation

We got a look at FIFA 21 on Next Gen alongside Madden 21 at EA Play Live:

EA has stated Dual Entitlement allows you to purchase FIFA 21 once, and transfer your FUT and VOLTA progress from PS4 or Xbox One to a Next Gen console, without having to buy the game twice.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21 on XBOX Series S

There will be several improved features when playing FIFA 21 on Next Gen, including faster loading times, improved graphics and more realistic player animations.

Volta Football

FIFA 21 brings us VOLTA Squads, allowing you to team up and play VOLTA online with your friends.

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FEEL THE HEAT! The Dubai location looks insane

New locations coming to VOLTA:

  • Dubai
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Sao Paulo
  • Sydney

Plus, you can now customize your VOLTA Pro with new celebrity designed collections along with merchandise from professional clubs.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about VOLTA in FIFA 21

Mark Pangalos