If you and a group of mates pick up FIFA every year, you're going to have to make sure you all upgrade to the PlayStation 5 together if you want to continue playing against one another in FIFA 21. That's because the latest iteration will not support cross-play of any kind, meaning those who stick with the PlayStation 4 past the beginning of the next generation will not be able to play with friends on PS5.
The news comes from the @EAFIFADIRECT Twitter account and has been reported on by Video Games Chronicle, where it stated: "You won't be able to play across console generations or cross-play in #FIFA21." EA Sports has confirmed that FIFA 21 will come with a free upgrade from the PS4 to the PS5 version and all your FIFA Ultimate Team progress will carry over, but the buck stops at actually being able to play against PS4 users.
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