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EA explains why FIFA 21 on PC doesn't have PS5 and Xbox Series X features

PC players won't have the top-of-the-line version of the football blockbuster this year.

The PC version of FIFA 21 doesn't have many of the features found in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S editions for spec reasons.

Speaking to Eurogamer, EA executive producer Aaron McHardy said that the PC edition is missing these bonuses so that the minimum specs aren't too high. The next-generation version of the football blockbuster comes with a wealth of additional features, which are also coming to PS4 and Xbox One editions, but not PC.

You can check out more about these new features right here.

"When we looked at what generation to put the PC game on, we looked at our fans and what capabilities they had with the hardware they have," McHardy said.

"And we have that information to understand what the power of the PCs out there in the world are. And when we looked at that, in order to run the gen five-game, our min spec would have been at a spot that would have left a lot of people out in the cold not being able to play the game.

"So we made the choice to keep the PC version of the game on the gen four versions of FIFA so that we can open the doors and be inclusive to everybody who wants to play FIFA."

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