Unlike past FIFA titles, this year’s release won’t get a demo before launch.
Releasing pre-release demos shortly before the launch of its next full game has been a tradition that the FIFA series has been following for a long time, but it’s going to break that tradition this year. EA Sports recently took to Twitter via the series’ official page and confirmed that FIFA 21 won’t be receiving a demo prior to its full release.
EA Sports says that the decision has been made so the developers can focus on “delivering the best full game experience” for all platforms. That’s pretty vague wording, and raises plenty of questions when you consider the fact that it is a surprising break from tradition for the FIFA franchise to not release demos, but that’s all EA Sports have said on the matter for now.
FIFA 21 will launch on October 9 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, though the Switch release will only be another Legacy Edition. The game will also be releasing for Xbox Series X / S and PS5 later in the year.
We aren't releasing a demo for FIFA 21.
Instead we've made the decision to focus our development team's time on delivering the best full game experience for current & next-gen consoles.
We look forward to EA PLAY members jumping in 10 days from now and launching the game Oct 9.
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) September 21, 2020