EA Sports FIFA global community team representative Gabe Zaro told the PlayStation Blog that the PS5 controller’s adaptive triggers will become more resistant as stamina depletes over the course of matches, “meaning you’ll feel the effects of players’ tiredness as their fitness decreases”.
“With more control over both the intensity and the location of the haptic feedback, you’ll now feel things like powerful left-footed shots with vibrations on the left side of the controller, and more intense feedback from crunching head-on tackles than when players jostle for position at corners or free-kicks,” Zaro added.
PS5 Activity Cards will also enable players to jump into their chosen FIFA 21 mode directly from the console’s home screen.
Zaro said both the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will benefit from a new deferred lighting system that helps create more realistic stadium environments, plus there’s a new gameplay camera “inspired by the look and feel of top-level football broadcasts”.
The next-gen versions of FIFA 21 will also include new pre-match and goal cinematics to boost matchday immersion.
FIFA 21 will be released for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on December 4. It will support EA’s Dual Entitlement scheme, meaning players can upgrade their copy from PS4 to PS5, or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.
In VGC’s FIFA 21 current-gen console review, our critic called the game “easily the least revolutionary [instalment], with no major new modes or features to speak of.”