FIFA 21 will be released as a cross-gen game that will not only come to PS4 and Xbox One this year, but also to PS5 and Xbox Series X. Developed largely under COVID-19 restrictions, the game will include new features and tweaks, but no crossplay.
The FIFA Direct Communication Twitter account posted a tweet confirming that there will be no console or cross-gen support. This means, for example, that PS5 players cannot compete against PS4 players. No matter which console you play the game on, your online opponents will be limited to other players playing on that console.
However, the progress you make in the game will continue, at least in FIFA Ultimate Team mode. If you start the game in this current generation, you will be able to continue your Ultimate team journey on your new system.
If you buy the game for PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the next generation version for free after release. But you have to stick with the same console manufacturer to get this upgrade. For example, you cannot upgrade from PS4 to Xbox Series X.
The game will be released on October 6 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. The Switch version will be a Legacy Edition, so don’t expect much different gameplay from FIFA 18, the first Switch FIFA game. We will be sharing new explanations and developments on the subject with you as soon as possible.