Excitement is building in gaming circles as the eagerly-awaited launch of the PlayStation 5 edges ever closer.
The next-generation console is expected to arrive towards the back-end of 2020, sparking a huge clamour amongst gamers across the world.
The PS5 will change the face of popular games like the FIFA series, with its ramped-up features opening up a wealth of possibilities. FIFA 21 should initially be released on PS4 in its usual September spot, but it certainly looks nailed on to be ready for PS5 when the new console is launched.
Football fans will have a lot to look forward to this summer: a condensed end-of-season schedule in June before continental football competitions are expected to play out in July, followed by the new season expected to start end-August / start of September.
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For non-betting football fans, there will be the familiar allure of a new FIFA game on the horizon, with the FIFA franchise as popular as the football leagues it simulates. And with the popularity continuing to boom, we take a closer look at the impact the PS5 could have on this iconic football game.
The Power to be Unreal
The PS5 will take gaming to a whole new level, with improved visual effects, 8K supported graphics and an enhanced system memory amongst the main features. Ray tracing will allow for more realism, while improved audio will provide gamers with a fully immersive sound experience. A specialised SSD will reduce loading times, allowing for faster travel across open-worlds and increased speed for how the games are rendered.
However, the most exciting development for FIFA on PS5 is the unveiling of Unreal Engine 5, which the developers say will help to ‘achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real-life’.
Taking Football to Another Stratosphere
The boosted performance of the PS5 will generate more realism in FIFA 21, enriching each major facet of the game. Players, pitches, stadiums and crowds will all be more life-like, thus ensuring that users are immersed into the game like never before. The 8K supported gameplay will provide sharper visuals, creating a graphics experience that should blow previous versions of the game out of the water.
Improved audio will mimic the feel of real-life football, allowing the stadium sounds to become a true part of the game rather than just background noise.
Fixing the Faults
FIFA 20 pushed the boundaries of what was possible on the PS4, leaving some aspects of the game feeling a little bit underwhelming. EA has been working to improve heading and corners in recent editions of FIFA, but have been unable to resolve some of the issues they’ve faced. It is a similar story with free-kicks and penalties, with many players complaining that they are simply too difficult to master.
Lag is another frustration for anyone who has ever played games online, but the PS5’s additional power should result in a much smoother gameplay experience.