FIFA 21 Demo Canceled Ahead of Game's October Release

EA Sports cancels FIFA 21 demo in favor of early access for EA PLAY subcribers
EA Sports cancels FIFA 21 demo in favor of early access for EA PLAY subcribers | EA Sports

EA Sports has canceled the FIFA 21 demo, instead opting for an early access model via its subscription service, EA PLAY.

FIFA fans are feeling low this week after an announcement from EA Sports' official FIFA account. Despite its history of releasing demos and teasers for every new title around this time, the company has announced it will stray from tradition this year. A demo for FIFA 21 will not be available ahead of the game's release.

FIFA 21 Demo Canceled

According to a tweet Monday, EA will not be releasing the demo in order to "focus [their] development team's time on delivering the best full game experience" for the next line of consoles. Instead, they will be allowing EA PLAY subscribers early access to the game on Oct. 9.

Fans immediately flooded the replies with outrage. Amidst the comments calling the company out for its "clown" behavior and voicing disappointment, several pointed out that, at this point, negating a demo won't help fix the actual game. Some speculated that FIFA 21 may not even be play-ready at all.

Even more called attention to what they perceived as EA's mishandling of another sports property released this year: Madden 21. A secondary call to action for FIFA fans to join the boycott was called. However, there is no word on whether this boycott will hold strong.