EA’s FIFA Direct Communication Twitter account confirmed the football game’s lack of cross-play support on Wednesday.
“You won’t be able to play across console generations or cross-play in #FIFA21,” it said.
In a FIFA 21 FAQ released in June, EA said “allowing our players to play against each other on whichever platform they play EA SPORTS FIFA is a long-term goal of ours.”
It added: “At this moment we don’t have any news, but we’re continuing to investigate its integration and will share any updates when we have them.”
FIFA 21 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 at no extra cost.
A FIFA 21 gameplay trailer released earlier this month showcased several new features including Agile Dribbling, Creative Runs, a reimagined collision system, plus updates to passing and blocking.
FIFA 21 will also offer new co-operative experiences for Volta, the street football mode introduced in FIFA 20, and FIFA Ultimate Team.
EA has said the yet-to-be-dated next-gen version of FIFA 21 will include “blazing fast” load times, deferred lighting and rendering, and enhanced animation technology, among other features.