According to EA, FIFA 21 on PC will not be able to take advantage of the next-generation features that will appear in the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S to keep the game’s minimum specs down.
Today, EA Sports has outlined some of the eye-catching features of FIFA 21 in next-generation consoles, including ball deformation, muscle definitions, and new camera angles. Current generation console players get all of this as part of a free update, but none will be available to PC players.
During a recent preview event attended by , EA Sports representatives said why PS5 and Xbox Series X and S are leaving “4th generation” features in their PC version as they get “5th generation” features. Was asked.
Executive Producer Aaron McHardy said the EA has decided to keep the minimum PC specs low.
“When we looked at which generations of PC games we would install, we looked at the fans and what features they had in their hardware,” McHardy said.
“And there’s information to understand what the power of PCs around the world is. Looking at it, the minimum specifications should have been left behind to run 5th generation games. There are many people who can’t play the game in the cold.
“So we chose to keep the PC version of the game in the 4th generation version of FIFA. By doing so, we can open the door to anyone who wants to play FIFA and make it comprehensive. I will. “
With FIFA 21 players on PCs with these next-generation features, the news may not work, but it may not come as a surprise. When it became clear in June 2020 that EA decided to make FIFA 21 on the PC the same as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions without explanation, the majority of PC FIFA users were probably old or medium power PCs. You’re playing on and you need to prioritize your development resources.
For reference, the minimum specifications for the FIFA 21 PC are:
- Requires 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 10-64 bit
- processor: Intel Core i3-6100 @ 3.7GHz or AMD Athlon X4 880K @ 4GHz
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- graphic: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
- storage: 50GB available space
It’s also worth noting that EA has done this before. FIFA on the PC has fallen behind the console version in terms of early features over the last decade, and even the game engine itself. It wasn’t until the 2014 FIFA 15 release that the PC version used all the EASports Ignite engine bells and whistles that exist on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Even before that, the PC version of the big sale series lacked the features found in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, but is now on par with FIFA 12. Of course, the Frostbite engine in all versions of FIFA. When will the PC catch up with the PS5 and Xbox Series X? Perhaps PC gamers will have to wait until FIFA 2022 is released next year.