FIFA 21 launches on Xbox One this October, details on an Xbox Series X version coming soon

By Sean Carey,
Although we didn't get an official reveal trailer for FIFA 21 during EA Play Live, EA has shared more about the game, including its launch date. FIFA 21 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on October 9th. EA says it will be sharing more on the Xbox Series X version later in the year.


Those who pre-order the FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition or Champions Edition will be able to jump into the game a few days early on October 6th. Those with EA Access can check out Play First trials on October 6th.

EA said it would be revealing more on the game in August. In terms of a next-gen launch date on the Xbox Series X, more will be revealed later in the year. However, those who buy FIFA 21 on Xbox One before the launch of FIFA 22, will receive a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X version when the console launches. This is not through Smart Delivery, but through EA's own version of the service called Dual Entitlement. Dual Entitlement also applies to physical copies of the game. However, EA states that if you're planning on buying a discless next-gen console, you need to buy FIFA 21 digitally on your current-gen console to take advantage of Dual Entitlement as "physical discs cannot currently be used to upgrade to discless consoles".

All progress made in Ultimate Team and Volta Football will transfer over to the next-gen version. This includes players, items, coins, FIFA Points and leaderboard placement. However, progression all other modes such as Online Seasons, Co-op Seasons, Career Mode and Pro Clubs will be tied to the console you're playing on and will not transfer over.

EA will be revealing more on FIFA 21 in August.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.