If doubts existed, they have been completely dispelled, as Electronic Arts has officially revealed that the PC version of FIFA 21 will be based on the version to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, rather than the version for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. The announcement was made through the official FAQ, on the company’s website, where it reveals the following:
FIFA 21 PC will be the same version as released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We’ll have more information on it in the coming weeks.
Obviously, this is highly disappointing, and unfortunately, it is also the same course that we saw in the previous two generations. The first FIFA game released for next-generation consoles will not be ported to the PC, with Electronic Arts saying it is concerned with the average configuration of users’ PCs.
However, not everything is bad news, since the company revealed that the PC version will be available on Steam and Origin, and that users can thus use their preferences.
For those who wish to play FIFA 21 on the next-generation consoles, when they are released they will be able to update the game for free from the game to the current consoles thanks to the Dual Entitlement. “Once you have your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, Dual Entitlement enables you to upgrade your copy of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X, at no extra cost,” EA revealed on its official website.
Recall that FIFA 21 will be released on October 9 for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. EA Sports revealed that physical copies will entitle you to download the upgraded version of PS5 and Xbox Series X, as long as your next-gen console has the option to put on discs.