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FIFA 20 players urge EA to consider a future rebuild like PES 21

Published: 16/Jul/2020 16:52

by Jacob Hale

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FIFA 20 players have called for EA SPORTS to make some changes to the video game series, saying they actually want them to imitate PES for the release of FIFA 21.

For as long as sport simulators have been a thing, FIFA has been considered the superior title when it comes to football.

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While PES has had some good features in the past, and decent gameplay, it never had the same reputation that FIFA does, becoming somewhat of a meme among gamers and the online community. However, an announcement made on July 15 might have changed that.

PES 25 year anniversary announcement
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Konami made some major announcements to mark the game’s 25-year anniversary.

Now, players of EA’s flagship sports title are actually calling for devs to take a leaf out of Konami’s book, the PES developer, with how they approach FIFA 21 and future titles.

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It was announced on July 15 that PES 21 will not be released as a full game, instead offering a low-budget option in the form of a seasonal update, forgoing an annual release for the first time since it was created as ‘J.League Jikkyou Winning Eleven” in 1995.

The next iteration of the PES franchise will be launched on a brand new Unreal Engine build, offering something much bigger for the game, but it’s actually the “season update” that FIFA players are finding themselves jealous of.

The news was promptly shared online among the FIFA community, who seemed delighted at what PES is doing, pleading with EA SPORTS to do the same.

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One player said that this is “exactly what they want from this game” and that they’ll “definitely give their [PES] new engine a go when it’s out.”

Reddit comment about FIFA and PES 21
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Some players are already planning to give PES a go.

Another said that FIFA has been “too much of the same recently,” hoping that Konami will reap the rewards of the change and “make EA wake up and build a decent game.”

Reddit comment about FIFA and PES 21
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Some players believe this will be a big wake up call for EA SPORTS.

Meanwhile, PhoenixLordBlizzard shared the game’s official statement and urged their peers to buy it because “we can’t let EA hold us hostage like this.”

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The update that Konami have provided around PES 21 has clearly got many players seriously considering making the switch when the next iteration of games come out. The big question is, will the former be able to capitalize on the support they’re currently garnering?

Let us know at @UltimateTeamUK if you’ll be getting PES for the new “season update” or if you’re going to be going for FIFA 21 when it releases this October.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.