In a press release, the game’s publisher said the delay was “due to unforeseen complications which have arisen during the submissions and approvals process”.
While it’s still planning to release the game for PS5 as soon as possible, the company is cancelling pre-orders made through the PlayStation Store and will be refunding customers.
“It was especially difficult to make the decision to delay, as it involves holding back a great game which a number of talented people within SI have worked tremendously hard on for quite some time.
“We will continue to do everything in our power to get this game into the hands of PS5 gamers as soon as we can.”
This year’s release will include newly-licensed competitions like the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League.