The latest FIFA 21 game is just around the corner so many fans were hoping for some news about the game’s demo version that we have grown accustomed to over the years. However, EA Sports announced that this time around the annual franchise won’t be releasing its demo version and instead will focus on delivering the best full game experience…

Here’s an official confirmation:

This means that the only way to try out the game prior to its launch will be via EA Play subscription. While this is not ideal, it’s still something.

Of course, internet conspiracy theorists put forward their version regarding this and stated that the new FIFA might not be as good as everyone’s expecting and that’s why EA Sports are limiting access to their game. A similar thing has happened with Madden 21 that was bashed by fans over its many missteps.

On a more serious note, no FIFA 21 demo might be a consequence of COVID-19 and lack of development time. FIFA 21 is already behind the annual EA Sports release schedule. Also, we shouldn’t forget that the console generation shift is presenting another set of challenges for the development team.

In any case, players will still have an option to try the game early. 10-hour long EA Play trail might even be a better option to test the new game and see what’s good and what’s bad about it. And if you don’t have an EA Play subscription, the internet will be full of impressions.

FIFA 21 will launch on October 9th while EA Play trail will kick off on October 1st. The game will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Next-gen versions will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launch.