Surprise! EA launches FIFA 21 PS5 and Xbox Series X and S free upgrade early

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EA Sports has surprise launched the FIFA 21 PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S free upgrade a day before the next-gen version goes on sale on 4th December.

The upgrade lets existing FIFA 21 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One upgrade to their respective next-gen console versions.

Can anything be done to stop the PS5 and Xbox Series X scalpers?

To get the next-gen version, log into your PS5 or Xbox Series X or S with the platform account associated with your last-gen copy of FIFA 21, pop over to your game library, and you should see the icon for the free PS5 upgrade. Buy this (it should be free) and then you can download the next-gen version. On PS5 you're looking at a download of around 50GB.

As already announced, Ultimate Team and Volta progress carries over from last-gen to next-gen, but nothing else does (here's EA's explanation). The standalone next-gen edition goes on-sale on 4th December as announced. Here's everything that's new in FIFA 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S.

The PC version of FIFA 21 will not get the next-gen console features. EA told Eurogamer it took the decision to keep the minimum specs down.

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