The launch of FIFA 21 in October wasn't the only source of excitement for gamers everywhere this year.
The all-new PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X consoles were also released in November, which gave gaming publishers a small conundrum - some users might hold back on buying FIFA 21 for their current consoles if they're instead eyeing up the newest version of their console.
Fortunately, to save users from purchasing FIFA 21 twice for two different consoles, EA has announced details of their Dual Entitlement feature.
Goal has everything you need to know about Dual Entitlement, how it works with FIFA 21, and more.
What is Dual Entitlement?
With a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, Dual Entitlement allows users to upgrade their copy of FIFA 21 on Playstation 4 to Playstation 5, or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X for free.
This Dual Entitlement offer will be available to users throughout the whole of the FIFA 21 season and up to FIFA 22, so players can upgrade their game to the new system freely within that timeframe.
How does Dual Entitlement work with FIFA 21?
Users who have bought FIFA 21 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade their copy should they purchase the next-generation console (PS4 to PS5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X) in the future.
Physical copies of FIFA 21 also allows users to download and play the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions with a disc drive.
However, for users who plan on purchasing a disc-less console after owning a console with a disc drive, their physical copies of FIFA 21 cannot be used to upgrade to disc-less consoles via Dual Entitlement.
Players can also only use Dual Entitlement for FIFA 21 for the same console family. For example, Dual Entitlement upgrade can only be used when upgrading from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, and from Xbox One to Xbox Series X.
How long can I use Dual Entitlement for FIFA 21?
Gamers can use Dual Entitlement to upgrade FIFA 21 for use on a next-generation console until the launch of the next iterations of the series.
This means that users can upgrade through Dual Entitlement until the release of FIFA 22 (which is expected to be around autumn of 2021).
Can I move my FIFA 21 game progress?
Yes - and no.
Your Ultimate Team and Volta progress will be able to be carried over to the next-generation console.
Other modes such as Online Seasons and Career Mode, however, can't be transferred.
"All progress you make or content you acquire within FIFA 21 Ultimate Team (including players, items, coins, FIFA Points, match record, and leaderboard placement), as well as all progression in VOLTA FOOTBALL will transfer from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 and back, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X and back," said EA Sports.
"Progress within all other modes including Online Seasons, Co-Op Seasons, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, etc. will be specific to the console you are playing on and won’t transfer between consoles."