FIFA 21 New Features: Gameplay Trailer, Pitch Notes deep dive, Career Mode, Ultimate Team & more

FIFA 21 may be optimised for Next Gen consoles, but the game's features mainly appeal to PS4 and Xbox One players.

Here's what's new and coming to the game this year.

Latest News - Gameplay Trailer REVEALED

The FIFA 21 official Gameplay Trailer has been revealed, showing how we'll be battling it out this year.

The key takeaways are Agile Dribbling, Positioning Personality, Creative Runs, Natural Collision System and Fundamentals of Football.

EA has performed a deep dive on these new features in the first pitch notes for FIFA 21.

New gameplay features

EA has given us a tease of the latest gameplay tweaks, changes, and features that players can expect in FIFA 21.

Agile dribbling

Faster footwork gives you more control and responsiveness in one-on-one situations.

There will be new skill moves like the ball roll fake and bridge dribble to allow you to explode past defenders.

Positioning personality

What does this mean? Well it raises the importance of positional awareness.

World-class forwards will hold a run, playmakers will hunt for space, and defenders will close off passing lanes.

Creative runs

This will give you new options to influence your teams off-ball movement. EA claim it will revolutionise attacking build-up play for FIFA 21.

What else?

Thanks to community feedback EA claim to have made revisions to the fundamentals of football with manual headers, more balanced blocking, more intelligent passing, and better responsiveness.

READ MORE: Everything we know about FIFA 21's Gameplay

The competitor mode setting gives your opposition a better grasp of skill moves, dribbling types, and tactics, giving you a more challenging and rewarding experience.

Career Mode

Despite some grat new additions for FIFA 20, Career Mode again is getting a mini overhaul.

Interactive Match Sim

Career Mode can feel like a long old slog at times, but that's about to change thanks to to the Interactive Match Sim.

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TAKE CONTROL - Jump into a sim to rescue your side

You can now jump in and out of matches to get through the action quicker, step in for key moments such as penalties, as well as adjust tactics on-the-fly.

Revamped Growth system

You see players change positions over the course of their career in real life, and this now comes to Career Mode.

Turn right backs into right wingers and defensive midfielders into centre backs to fill gaps in your team, and monitor player attribute changes during training to see how your squad is progressing.

Match Sharpness & Active Training System

It's not all about having your players fully fit, as you must have them match sharp too.

Match sharpness is a new attribute that indicates how likely your players are to perform in the most crucial moments during the course of a game.

READ MORE: Everything we know about FIFA 21 Career Mode

Increase your players’ sharpness with a new Active Training System that gives you the ability to set up group training sessions to make sure you win the key battles.

Decide when to train and when to rest during the week as you balance your players’ sharpness with morale and fitness to make the difference between winning and losing.

New ways to sign players

At long last, loan to permanent deals to return in FIFA Career Mode.

These can include optional or mandatory transfer fees, and you can also respond to AI manager-initiated player swap proposals in the transfer market.

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CLASS IS PERMANENT - Mateo Kovacic's move to Chelsea was initially a loan

In terms of transfers, you can customise your Career Mode with new inital set-up options.

Get a more true-to-life experience of the transfer market with Authentic Transfers, or boost your team’s starting budget to help you build your squad with Financial Takeover.

Ultimate Team

Out of all the game mode reveals so far, EA hasn't lifted too much on Ultimate Team - that said the biggest addition comes in the mode.

FUT Co-op

You now have the opportunity to team up for a friend anc ompete for rewards in both Diviosn Rivals and Squad battles.

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TEAM UP - It's time for you and a mate to take FUT by storm!

Work towards Co-Op Objectives that "reward playing together beyond winning on the pitch".

New and expanded customisation

Building on last year's customisation across FIFA 20, more is coming in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, but we will need to wait and see for exactly what.

READ MORE: Everything we know about FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

With players on a more level playing field as higher overall
cards are more readily available, the game mode has become more competitive.

Do not expect too many drastic changes to the game mode as fans were pretty content with Ultimate Team on FIFA 20.

New FUT Icons

Eric Cantona has been confirmed for FIFA 21, with the Frenchman narrating the FIFA 21 Reveal trailer!

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THE KING - Eric Cantona makes his long awaited return to the FIFA series

Samuel Eto'o has also been rumoured, and with one of his former clubs Inter Milan now partnering with EA, that is looking all the more likely.

READ MORE: Everything we know about FIFA 21

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