Tag: Fifa

  • News FIFA 21 on PS5 Has Hair Worthy of a L'Oréal Commercial

    Hair hair

    Push Square Towers has been abuzz with excitable chatter all evening, as we marvel at FIFA 21’s next-gen follicle physics. The soccer simulation – which launched earlier than expected on the PlayStation 5 for existing PlayStation 4 owners – is a genuine visual feast on Sony’s new console, and those aforementioned luscious locks...

  • News FIFA 21 PS5 Upgrade Available Now, Looks Awesome

    Klopping great

    EA Sports has made the free PlayStation 5 upgrade for FIFA 21 available right now for most players ahead of its official launch tomorrow. Head on over to the PlayStation Store and you should be able to download the PS5 version if you own a digital copy of the game, or simply insert the PlayStation 4 disc into your system to grab the...

  • News FIFA 21 Rights Row Rumbles on as FIFPro, Agents Weigh In

    Top football body makes statement

    Update (26th November, 2020): The footballer rights row is showing no signs of slowing, with both FIFPro and agents like Mino Raiola joining the discussion. First, the response from FIFPro, embedded below: In light of recent media reports, FIFPro wishes to clarify the manner in which it obtains the image rights of...

  • News FIFA 21 Goes for Goal on PS5 with DualSense Support, Better Graphics, and More

    Top bins

    EA Sports has given us a little more insight into how FIFA 21 will be improved on PS5. Naturally, the game's going to look better than ever — in part thanks to a newly implemented lighting system, which should give stadiums a noticeable boost in realism. There are even new pre-match cinematics, like seeing fans funnel into the arena. We...

  • News FIFA 21 Confirms Dua Lipa, Zidane, Lewis Hamilton for Volta Mode

    Mason Mount and Erling Haaland too

    Off the back of a PC leak earlier this month, EA Sports has now confirmed a new set of Groundbreaker players for the Volta mode in FIFA 21. They consist of singer Dua Lipa, F1 race car driver Lewis Hamilton, and two NFL players this scribe has never heard of in his life. Those starlets will be accompanied by actual...

  • News Free David Beckham Ultimate Team Card Coming to FIFA 21 on PS5, PS4

    Set-piece specialist

    EA Sports has temporarily rebranded FIFA 21 on the PlayStation Store as the Beckham Edition, and to acknowledge its partnership with the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid icon, it’ll be awarding all players on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 a free non-tradable David Beckham card in FIFA Ultimate Team. If you’re...

  • News Dua Lipa Is Coming to FIFA 21 And She Looks Better Than Actual Footballers

    New Rules

    EA Sports continues to put its priorities in the right place, adding Dua Lipa as an unlockable player in FIFA 21. To be clear, that’s the New Rules singer and not some teenage Portuguese superstar that only soccer nerds have heard of. While the publisher’s yet to officially confirm the news, her model was datamined from a new PC patch...

  • News Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold Looks Sweaty in FIFA 21 PS5 Screens

    It's all kickin' off

    The rollout for FIFA 21 on the PlayStation 5 has been downright weird. We would have put money on the game being available day one for Sony’s new system, but it actually won’t release until 4th December. Worse still, we’ve barely seen a second of gameplay from the next-gen upgrade, despite the likes of NBA 2K21 being...

  • News FIFA 21 Kicks Off on PS5 in December, Free Upgrade Detailed

    Back of the net

    FIFA 21 will launch on PS5 this December, EA has confirmed. Releasing just a few weeks after Sony's console, the next-gen title will feature a bunch of improvements, both technical and graphical. "New innovations unlocked by the power of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, like blazing fast load times, deferred lighting and rendering,...

  • News Will FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 Be PS5 Launch Games?

    EA Sports saying nothing

    Two games we would have bet our vintage New York Giants jersey on being ready for the PlayStation 5’s release: FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21. But we’re now just three weeks away from the console’s launch in North America, and we haven’t heard a peep since the summer about the next-gen sports simulations. In fact,

  • News Not All Your FIFA 21 Progress Will Transfer from PS4 to PS5

    Ultimate Team and Volta will, though

    If you’re planning to begin your pursuit of promoting your local team to the Premier League in FIFA 21 this week, then you may want to pause before investing too much effort. In an FAQ on its official website, EA Sports has announced that not all your progress will transfer from the PlayStation 4 to the...

  • News EA Play Collapses as FIFA 21 Early Access Rolls Out

    The crowd goes wild

    The demand for FIFA 21 is predictably insatiable, as the soccer sim’s 10-hour early access trial has forced EA Play offline on the PlayStation 4. The subscription service is currently trending on Twitter as footie fans thirst for their first taste of this year’s game, but with the publisher’s servers struggling, it may be a...

  • News EA Responds to FIFA Microtransactions Controversy, Advert Will Be Pulled from Remaining Magazines

    After controversial Ultimate Team ad spotted in toy mag

    Update: In response to the controversy which started a few days ago after Electronic Arts was spotted advertising FIFA Points to kids inside a Smyths Toys magazine, the publisher issued the following statement: "We take very seriously the responsibilities we have when marketing EA games and...

  • News DJ Diplo and Boxer Anthony Joshua Are in FIFA 21

    You read it right

    EA Sports clearly has its priorities straight with FIFA 21 on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, announcing that DJ Diplo and Anthony Joshua will cameo in the upcoming soccer simulation. This is the second time British boxer Joshua has cameoed in a game this year, after also appearing in EA Sports UFC 4 – another sport he’s...

  • News FIFA 21 Won't Have a Free Demo for the First Time This Generation

    10-hour trial still available through EA Play

    If you have been planning on checking out FIFA 21 before its release but you don't have an active EA Play subscription, you're now completely out of luck. For the first time during the PlayStation 4 generation, EA Sports has confirmed that its latest football simulator will not have a free demo available...

  • News Lionel Messi Is Once Again the Best Rated Player in FIFA 21

    Everyone drops a rating

    EA Sports has just released its overall player ratings for some of the best names in football, meaning the battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can continue in FIFA 21. And for the second year running, it's the Argentine who comes out on top. Barcelona's uninterested forward gets a rating of 93 while the Juventus...

  • News FIFA 21 Won't Allow PS5 and PS4 Players to Interact with Each Other

    No cross-play of any kind

    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...

  • News FIFA 20 Sold More Than Any Other Game During UK Lockdown

    GTA5 sells big too

    As football leagues across the UK were put on hold during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, supporters turned to FIFA 20 to live out their team's hopes and dreams. The EA Sports-published title was the best-selling game during lockdown across the nation, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V taking the...

  • News FIFA 21's Career Mode Promises Big Improvements, Way More Control Over Your Squad

    You're the boss

    FIFA 20 faced a huge backlash from players when its career mode simply wasn't up to scratch -- especially at launch. The mode was pretty much busted in more ways than one, but EA Sports seems eager to make up for past mistakes with FIFA 21's offering. The overarching theme here is that everything is designed to be more in-depth...

  • News FIFA 21 Lets You Customise Your Own Stadium in Ultimate Team

    The Bernabéu belongs to you

    FIFA 21 really seems to be stepping up its game with this latest instalment, bringing with it sweeping changes to gameplay and Career Mode. It's Ultimate Team where EA Sports makes all its money though, and that too will receive some welcome improvements. Alongside better co-op play, events specific to real-life players,...

  • News FIFA 21 Gameplay Trailer Details On the Pitch Improvements, Promises More Player Control

    Make the run

    The first proper FIFA 21 gameplay trailer is here, and it goes over many of the improvements that you can expect from this year's instalment. The big takeaway here is that the game promises more control over your teammates. There's an emphasis on manual runs, where you can tell surrounding players when and where to make a decisive...

  • News FIFA 21's Career Mode Sounds Like a Massive Improvement

    It's in the game

    While the Madden NFL 21 community continues to criticise EA Sports for the lack of improvements to the series’ staple Franchise mode, it looks like the FIFA 21 team has been busy in the aftermath to last year’s dreadful Career mode. You may recall the soccer sim launching in an abysmal state, with all kinds of wacky bugs and...

  • News King Eric Cantona Narrates FIFA 21's First Trailer

    Ooh-ah Cantona

    There are no fancy pyrotechnics in FIFA 21’s debut trailer; this is a patchwork put together during a global pandemic, and it shows. Cover star Kylian Mbappé headlines the whole thing, but there are cameos for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Håland and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold. Manchester United legend Eric...

  • News FIFA 21 Confirms PSG's Kylian Mbappe for PS4 Box Art

    Trent, Mbappe, Haaland, and Felix

    Update: Electronic Arts has now posted the official box art for the standard edition of FIFA 21 on PS4, and it does indeed feature Kylian Mbappe of PSG. Original story: FIFA 21 is due a proper reveal trailer tomorrow, and while that slice of footage is yet to hit the internet, the footballers who will don the...

  • Gallery FIFA 21 Looks Extraordinary in PS5 Screenshots

    Back of the net

    Much like the Madden NFL 21 screenshots, we’re not entirely sure how representative of the final product these FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 screenshots will turn out to be. Nevertheless, they look absolutely staggering – particularly the image of Anfield, as scousers gather around the stadium like they used to do in the good ol’...

  • News FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 Will Use PS5's Controller to Heighten Immersion

    Feel next level

    If you buy FIFA 21 or Madden NFL 21 for the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free – and here’s what publisher EA Sports has in store for us. Both titles will use the new DualSense controller to provide “rich and responsive haptic feedback” that promises to let you “feel the rhythm...

  • News Buy FIFA 21 on PS4 and You'll Get the PS5 Version Free

    As expected

    Just like with Madden NFL 21, purchasing FIFA 21 on the PlayStation 4 will allow you to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free. There are some caveats: you’ll have up until the release of FIFA 22 to redeem your free next-gen copy, and you’ll need a PS5 with a disc drive if you’re planning to purchase FIFA 21 physically. This...

  • News EA Sports Introduces PS5 Versions of FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21

    No word on NBA Live 21, NHL 21

    We can safely say this trailer features football and not annoy anyone in the process. This first look at FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 on the PlayStation 5 is surprisingly light on gameplay – especially when the two titles will launch later this year. Alas, they do look nice – even if it’s not especially clear how...

  • News FIFA Crowd Noise Will Be Used for Premier League Football Once It Returns

    Championes, championes

    Premier League football is on track to return later this month, and Sky Sports has revealed that it'll be making use of crowd noise taken from FIFA to add some atmosphere to televised matches. As you may already know, the Premier League season was put on hold following the coronavirus outbreak over three months ago, but...

  • News Free FIFA 20 Added to PS4's EA Access Vault

    No neutral venues needed

    Real-world football may be on hiatus in most parts of the world, but FIFA 20 is about to get a jolt of life as it’s been added to the EA Access Vault. This means that existing subscribers to the PlayStation 4 service can download and play the soccer sim without spending a penny, which is great news for those enduring...

  • News Pro FIFA 20 Match Decided by Rock, Paper, Scissors

    After server issues

    While the world of live football continues to lament the use of the controversial VAR, professional FIFA 20 is also under attack after elite players claim they were forced to decide the outcome of a qualifying game using Rock, Paper, Scissors. This is because the servers for the title weren’t fully functional, so it prevented...

  • News Huge FIFA 20 Patch 1.05 Finally Tries to Fix Career Mode, Out Now on PS4

    Please work

    Update: FIFA 20 patch 1.05 is now available to download on PS4. It's around 1GB in size. Let's hope it works! Original story: FIFA 20 has been out for almost three weeks now, and the game's been plagued with problems since day one -- especially the oft-neglected Career Mode. Bugged team selection means that top clubs like Liverpool and...

  • News FIFA 20's First Post-Launch Patch Probably Won't Have Career Mode Fixes

    Skied it

    FIFA global franchise lead Corey Andress has come out and said that FIFA 20's first post-release patch is currently "on the way" and locked in. There's no time frame on when it'll arrive, but we imagine that it'll be soon, especially if it's just in the process of being approved by Sony. However, it's "likely" that this update will not...

  • News EA Tries to Cover Up FIFA 20's Broken Career Mode by Deleting Forum Posts

    Red card

    FIFA 20 actually releases today, but one of its flagship modes isn't in the best shape. Career Mode has a long, long list of issues that either turn its take on realism into a bit of a joke or break the game entirely. It's gotten to the point where huge megathreads are having to be created on EA's Help website that detail every problem, but...

  • Hands On FIFA 20 Career Mode Really Needs a Patch

    Poor performance

    Poor old Career Mode, consistently left behind to stagnate as Ultimate Team gets all the attention. But hey, EA's finally made some nice improvements to Career Mode in FIFA 20, allowing for custom managers and one-on-one conversations with players, while also making a range of behind-the-scenes tweaks. However, despite all the good...

  • News FIFA 20 Demo Is Ready for Kick Off on PS4

    Get in

    The FIFA 20 demo is out now on PlayStation 4 ahead of the game's release later this month. It weighs in at around 6.5GB, and it features two modes of play: Kick Off and Volta. Volta being the kind of street-smart urban five-a-side footie that FIFA's bigging up this year (but the demo only allows for 3v3). As for Kick Off, the demo features...

  • News FIFA 20 Thinks Lionel Messi Is the Best Football Player in the World

    FUT ratings are in

    Who is the best football player in the world? The rivalry between Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Piemonte Calcio's, that's Juventus to me and you, Cristiano Ronaldo has had its flames stoked once again as FIFA 20 reveals the top 100 cards you can earn in FIFA Ultimate Team at the launch of the game. It's the Argentine maverick who...

  • Guide FIFA 20 - Best FUT Players

    Get your coins out

    Who are the best FIFA Ultimate Team players in FIFA 20? Who are the best players in FIFA 20? A footballer's rating is always an important part of considering whether they belong in your world-beating team or not, and so it's probably a good idea to know who's best and who belongs with the rest. These are the top 50 FUT players in...

  • News FIFA 20 Finally Adds Custom Manager Creator, and You Can Be Male or Female

    Hair transplant, too?

    For anyone who plays career mode in FIFA, this is going to be a very welcome change. When playing as a manager in past games, you'd have to choose an avatar from a frankly awful roster of pre-made middle-aged men. Most looked daft, the rest looked terrible. Thankfully, that's no longer the case in FIFA 20. This year's release...

  • News French Legend Zinedine Zidane Fronts FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition

    More FUT Icons announced

    After revealing the cover stars of the standard and Champions edition for FIFA 20, EA purposefully made us wait a little longer before we could find out whose mug would grace the front of the Ultimate edition. Now we know, because joining Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk will be the legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane...

  • News Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk Are FIFA 20's Cover Stars

    Attack and defend

    EA Sports has revealed which players will grace the cover of FIFA 20. The Standard Edition of the upcoming footie sim will boast ex-Chelsea legend and now fresh Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard, while the Champions Edition will feature Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, quite possibly the best defender in the world right now So what...

  • News FIFA Enters New 'Long-Term' Partnership with Liverpool FC

    VVD 99 rated or we riot

    As predicted by disgruntled Manchester United fan and Push Square editor Sammy Barker in a previous article, Liverpool FC have indeed signed a deal with FIFA creators EA Sports. Previously, the Reds had an agreement with Konami and Pro Evolution Soccer, but as we all know, FIFA is where the real money is, and with Liverpool...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20's Volta Custom Character Mode Will Not Have Microtransactions 'At Launch'

    This better not be a dummy

    'Volta' is a new style of play in FIFA 20. It's got a lot in common with the old FIFA Street games, focusing on small, urban matches that highlight tricks, flicks, and tasty trainers. And in the game's Volta World mode, you're free to make your own custom character. Naturally, as you play through the mode, you accumulate...

  • News FIFA 20 Doesn't Look Like It'll Kick Off on the PS3

    Full-time for last-gen Legacy Edition

    You may not believe it, but FIFA 19 launched on the PlayStation 3. The soccer simulation released in cash-grabbing Legacy Edition form, of course, but it was still available on Sony’s last-gen console. However, it looks like EA Sports may finally be done with the ancient console, as there’s no word of older...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Reveal Goes All-In on Street-Based Volta Mode

    The return of FIFA Street, kind of

    FIFA 20 has just got its official reveal trailer, and it's clear that this year, there's going to be a heavy emphasis on its FIFA Street-esque 'Volta' modes. 'Volta' is what EA Sports is calling smaller, urban football matches, and they seem to make up a big part of 2019's package. To some extent, Volta is going...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Release Date Set for Late September

    Kick off

    And just like that, FIFA 20 has been officially announced alongside a release date. This year's instalment will be fully unveiled tomorrow (that's the 8th June) at 3:00pm UK time. And yes, that's a couple of hours before EA's EA Play livestream begins. FIFA 20 is set for release on the 27th September, but are you ready to hit the pitch?...

  • News FIFA Devs Detail Key Gameplay Changes for This Year's Game

    An early glimpse of FIFA 20?

    The game that we assume will be called FIFA 20 hasn't even been announced yet, but the development team is already talking openly about the key gameplay changes that it wants to bring to this year's instalment. Detailed in a lengthy dev blog over on EA's official site, the post covers improved AI and manual defending as...

  • News FIFA 19 Rebranded for Champions League, And CR7's Gone

    Ronaldo removed from cover

    Europe’s premier club competition the Champions League resumes next week, and FIFA 19 has been given a facelift to celebrate. However, the soccer simulation will move forward without Cristiano Ronaldo on its cover, as the Juventus striker’s been replaced by an image of Brazilian forward Neymar, who’s flanked by Kevin...

  • News EA Buckles Under Microtransaction Pressure in Belgium

    Someone call Jim Sterling

    Put the publisher under enough pressure and it seems that EA will buckle eventually. The company has announced that it plans to stop selling FIFA Points in Belgium, after the government declared loot boxes to be a form of gambling last year. For those of you who don’t know, FIFA Ultimate Team is an extremely popular mode...

  • News Usain Bolt Could End Up in FIFA 19

    An especially pacey winger

    Usain Bolt, the world record holding sprinter who, in his prime, was pretty much the fastest human on the planet, may soon end up in FIFA 19. The former athlete, now 32 years old, has been pursuing a career as a professional footballer over the last few years, and recently, he scored two goals in a pre-season friendly for...