Will FIFA 21 be on Google Stadia? Price, release date & rumours

FIFA 20 wasn’t available to play on the new platform, but will that change when the upcoming game is released?

Google Stadia was officially launched in 2019 as the global technological behemoth branched out into the cloud gaming sphere.

By the end of 2020, over 100 game titles were available to play on the new streaming platform, but will it have the most popular football video game in the world in 2021?

Goal takes a look at whether FIFA 21 will be on Stadia and if so, when it will be out, how much it will cost and more.

Contents

  1. Will FIFA 21 be on Google Stadia?
  2. How much will FIFA 21 cost?
  3. When is FIFA 21 released?
  4. How can I get Google Stadia?

Will FIFA 21 be on Google Stadia?

FIFA 21 will be available to play on Google Stadia and it will be released on March 17, 2021. It will be the first time that a FIFA title features on the new gaming platform.

A FIFA Community day is pencilled in for March 18, 2021, which is scheduled to commence at 10am PT (5pm GMT) –  here is how you can take part.

It will be the second high-profile football video game to be included in Stadia’s offering, following on from Football Manager 2020 which was available when it launched in 2019.

FIFA 21 will not be the only new EA title on Stadia either, with Madden NFL 21 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order also coming.

As well as Stadia, FIFA 21 is also available to play on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series X, meaning it is more widely available than ever.

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How much will FIFA 21 cost?

It will initially be available to buy at a discounted price of $24.59 in the U.S., which, for UK players, works out at around £18.

In order to play FIFA 21 on Google Stadia you will need to have a Stadia account, which is free. A Stadia Pro subscription, however, costs £8.99 a month in the UK or $9.99 a month in the US.

You will have to pay for the game and, as noted, it is available at a much cheaper price than the the standard edition for other consoles.

Stadia Pro offers a month-long free trial in order to allow gamers the chance to figure out whether the premium platform is for them or not.

A Pro subscription gives gamers access to a free library of games and offers the perk of discounts on other games. A Stadia controller must also be bought to play games and it can be purchased for £59 in the UK or $69 in the US. If you’re playing on your computer, though, you can also use a compatible gamepad or a mouse and keyboard.

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When is FIFA 21 released?

FIFA 21 was released worldwide on October 9 2020, but it was not available on Stadia until five months later on March 17, 2021.

EA previously confirmed that FIFA 21 would be available to play on Stadia last winter, but it has turned out to be a spring launch.

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How can I get Google Stadia?

You can get Google Stadia by signing up for a subscription at the streaming service’s official website.

Of course, in order to play games on Stadia, you will need a laptop or device such as a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone with an internet connection.

It will be playable through Google Chrome, on a TV using Chromecast, as well as on devices with the Stadia app.

Find out more about Google Stadia here.

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