Dodgebrawler Knockout City will be part of the EA Play subscription service from the day it launches on 21st May 2021, meaning you can simply sign up for a membership instead of buying the game. This goes for PlayStation 4 users as well as those on a PS5 console thanks to backwards compatibility. To be clear: Knockout City will be included with EA Play from the moment it's available on Sony systems — costing $29.99 per year.
Better yet, you can sample Knockout City before you even sign up. Free access to the full game will be provided for a limited time, and if you like what you see, the game can be bought for $19.99 standalone. Or, you could sign up for EA Play on a monthly or yearly basis. Knockout City also supports cross-play, meaning you can play with friends on PC, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch. Furthermore, you'll be able to upgrade the EA Play version to the Deluxe Edition for $9.99. That grants you access to more outfits, logos, banners, and a chunk of premium currency.
We recently checked out Knockout City during a beta phase and it left us very excited for this final product. "The game has it where it counts; the gameplay is excellent, net code appears to be very strong, and decent customisation lets you play ball in style. With it being cross-play with multiple platforms, we're not too concerned about the size of the audience, and good word of mouth will hopefully keep the servers full. We've a good feeling about this one."
So, there you have it. Knockout City can be played via EA Play starting the very same day it releases on PS5 and PS4 — the former of which is through backwards compatibility. For more information on EA Play, check out our All EA Play Games on PS5, PS4 guide. Are you interested? Dodge the ball in the comments below.