FIFA 21 EA Play: CONFIRMED, When to watch, Ultimate Team, Career Mode, trailer, cover stars, next gen, schedule & more
Check out all the details on EA’s biggest live event of the year in one place here.
EA Play, one of the most important events in the gaming industry, was originally scheduled for 11 June, but was pushed to 18 June instead.
Let’s go over what we can expect from EA Play 2020, and what it means for FIFA 21.
FIFA 21 Announced for EA Play
Fifa 21 has just been announced for EA PLAY LIVE, and will be going ahead at 4PM PST/ 12 AM BST.
New start date and time for EA Play
EA Play will now officially begin 18 June, at 7pm EDT.
For most European fans, this will mean early morning 19 June.
What is EA Play?
EA Play is a chance for you to see all your favourite games in one place, and a chance for EA to show their latest releases!
Last year we saw the likes of Apex Legends, The Sims 4 and Battlefield alongside the numerous EA Sports games, but what will they show this year?
With Coronavirus still playing havoc with the sporting calendar, EA has moved the event solely online.
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EA Play 2020 will be streamed through EA’s channels and online and expect to see plenty of social media content during the event too!
EA Play schedule
While we don’t yet have the official schedule for EA Play, we’ve predicted how the even will go in accordance with previous years and the many upcoming releases EA has in store. Thankfully one thing is guaranteed, the event will begin with a showcase of Star Wars Squadrons.
The EA Play schedule should look something similiar to:
6:45pm ET / 11:45pm BST – Countdown to EA Play
7pm ET / 12am BST – Star Wars Squadrons – CONFIRMED
7:30pm ET / 12:30am BST – EA and Next Gen
8pm ET / 1am BST – Madden 21
8:30pm ET / 1:30am BST – FIFA 21
9pm ET / 2am BST – NBA Live 21
9:30pm ET / 2:30am BST – Battlefield 6
What games are on show?
Showcasing brand new games is one of the biggest draws for EA Play and this year is no different.
A new Battlefield epic is in its early stages but could make an appearance this year alongside a “smaller, more unusual” Star Wars game.
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Lastly, a brand-new sports game could be unveiled. EA announced it was adding a new sports title to its roster and it could be revealed next month.
What could we see from FIFA 21?
Last year’s event saw the unveiling of the new Volta game mode, could we see an all-new mode this year?
This is unlikely, however more likely is the trailer which could give away a few clues as to what EA has altered in the game.
The trailer could also drop a hint as to who the next cover star could be!
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The 2019 event also covered the new ‘football intelligence’ system that affected on the ball, off the ball and the ball itself (ball physics system).
Effectively, FIFA’s lead gameplay producer explained the changes had been made to the gameplay and what FIFA fans should expect from it.
Another area in which fans will want to see some change is the penalty kicks.
The new set-piece systems were on show last year and have received mixed reviews ever since, so expect some sort of update on these next month.