We review what content we can migrate from the current to the next generation thanks to Double Version: we pay once for both versions.
FIFA 21 is set to be one of the most successful games of the last quarter. The new installment of the Electronic Arts soccer simulator will be intergenerational in nature; therefore, we will have a version on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google Stadia, but also on PS5 and Xbox Series X. The new generation version will be free for everyone who gets hold of FIFA 21 before FIFA 22 comes out. and we will be able to transfer almost all of our progress. Now which ones don’t?
What progress can we make to PS5 and Xbox Series X and what cannot
Electronic Arts is trying to take care of the player with measures such as Double Version, which translates into access to the improved edition of FIFA 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X (here we tell you all those visual and technological improvements) at no cost if we buy this month October or throughout the 2021 season the title on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. In fact, it is indistinct whether we buy the physical or digital version: what they give us is the new generation digital version. Both options are valid. “If you buy a physical copy of FIFA 21, you will need to insert the disc into your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X to play FIFA 21 on those consoles.”
So let’s get down to business: Buy your copy of FIFA 21 on PS4 or Xbox One, enjoy the title for a few months, and… a PS5 / Xbox Series X comes into your home this Christmas. What progress can you bring to the next gen? What stays on the road?
- What will be transferred: all the progress and content you have obtained in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team; from players through items, coins, FIFA Points, match results and rankings. Also, the progress of FOOTBALL VOLTA. And yes, the movement is the reverse as well. It serves from PS5 to PS4 and from Xbox Series X to Xbox One.
- What will not transfer: what we will not be able to transfer between versions are the other game modes; from online seasons to cooperative seasons, neither Career mode, Pro Clubs, etc. All this will be anchored to the console you play on, it cannot be migrated.
One last question, will the FUT 21 pre-order content transfer from PS4 to PS5 and from Xbox One to Xbox Series X? According to Electronic Arts, we must first redeem the content of the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team reservation on the PS4 and Xbox One versions and then transfer them to the next-generation consoles. No problem, just follow that order.
FIFA 21 arrives on October 9; we will have news in August
EA Sports has confirmed that this August we will have news of the game. Meanwhile, we already know the first confirmed game modes. FIFA 21 will hit stores worldwide in physical and digital form on October 9 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The release date of Nintendo Switch (Legacy Edition) is yet to be determined, also that of Google Stadia. Those who reserve the title can start playing on October 6.
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