Finally, we got some news about the upcoming FIFA 21 game and FIFA 21 gameplay! In a special interview with SPORTbible, FIFA 21’s lead gameplay producer Sam Rivera shared a few details about the upcoming game and revealed that the new VAR rule won’t be a part of this year’s edition of FIFA.

Sam said that video ref is not worth the team’s time and developers currently have other priorities.

“It’s part of football and a lot of goals go to VAR nowadays and people are like, ‘That should be in FIFA!’ and I agree if you look at realism, replicating real football, it should be there.

However, it’s a video game and at the end of the day we have different priorities that we need to work on. With VAR, we feel if it doesn’t add as much as other features maybe do, to the actual experience.

Whenever a collision happens we calculate right away and the rule system kicks in so we see there was ball contact and not player contact so this is not a foul.

In real life the referee can go and check if it is a penalty kick or not. I think it’s a matter of priorities, we felt other features can provide a better, more fun, experience.” 

In other words, FIFA games always had VAR and the development team don’t see how this additional feature would complement FIFA 21’s gameplay.

Speaking of FIFA 21 gameplay, we finally got to see what the new game will look like. As expected, the game looks even sharper than ever before. In addition, the developers implemented some new features allowing players to think of more creative ways to attack and defend. New features include Agile Dribbling, Positioning Personality, Creative Runs, and Natural Collision System. Here’s how everything looks in-action:

EA Sports confirmed that more information about certain new FIFA 21’s features will be revealed later this month. The game should come out on October 9th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s a cross-generation title meaning that if you buy the game for your PS4 or Xbox One, you will be able to upgrade it to PS5 and Xbox Series X version without any additional fee.