FIFA 21: The PS5/Xbox Series X Version Is Now Available As An Update

The next-gen FIFA 21 experience is now available if you own the game on PS4 or Xbox One.

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FIFA 21 released for PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year, and players picking the game up those versions have been told they'll be able to upgrade to the next-gen version within the same console family. Now, the update is live ahead of the December 4 release date that was initially promised, meaning that you can experience next-gen FIFA earlier than expected.

As Press Start has noted, multiple players have found themselves able to download the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game right now. While you cannot buy this version of the game yet, the free upgrade is available, and players can test out how the game looks and runs when it's using the full grunt of new systems.

If you want to buy the next-gen versions of the game, they'll cost $70--it's cheaper to buy a previous-gen version and then get the free update. The PS4/Xbox One version of FIFA 21 was good enough to earn an 8/10 in GameSpot's review.

A similar update is also coming for Madden NFL 21. That update was also given a December 4 release date, and that seems to be holding, as the update is not live yet.

Keep in mind that these updates are not part of Microsoft's Smart Delivery program. Instead, it's a separate EA program that has an end date. You will only be able to upgrade for free to the next-gen versions until 2021's version of the respective franchises has released.

Expect impressions to start coming in from the early-adopting FIFA fanbase now that this new version of the game is in their hands.

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