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Some PS5 info might be revealed at E3 2019 after all

Published: 17/May/2019 11:25 Updated: 17/May/2019 11:58

by Paul Cot

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To the dismay of many, Sony won’t be attending E3 2019. Even so, more PS5 information is still expected to be announced.

It was confirmed back in November 2018 that, for the first time in Electronic Entertainment Expo history, Sony would skip the event.

Following an initial reveal of Sony’s upcoming next-generation console, PlayStation fans are clamoring for more news. E3, the annual gaming expo, usually provides the most notable gaming news of the year – ranging from new games, updates, and console releases.

AMD at E3 2019

Understandably, with Sony’s confirmed absence, many have assumed that no PS5 news will come from the event. However, AMD has announced they will be holding a livestream during E3 2019. The event has been dubbed “Next Horizon Gaming“.

The significance of this is their chips are already confirmed to be powering the PS5, and presumably the next Xbox as it already powers the Xbox One X. Most interestingly AMD’s press release states that the event will provide, “Details about upcoming products and technologies that will power gaming from PC to console to cloud for years to come.”

AMD hasn’t been subtle here as the home console market is essentially made up of Sony and Microsoft consoles. Furthermore, the “years to come” can only refer to the next generation of consoles – the PS5 and Xbox’s Project Scarlett. 

So will PS5 details be shared?

It is likely details of the PS5 will be shared but indirectly. AMD will be expected to talk about their latest technology and its relevance to the future of gaming.

Will more PS5 information be revealed at E3 2019?

This technology will almost certainly be a part of the PS5 but it is unlikely AMD will state as much. The presentation will hopefully shed further light on the potential of the PlayStation 5.

Elsewhere, the first official details of the Microsoft Xbox 2, and more specifically Project Scarlett and Project Anaconda are yet to be revealed.

Microsoft will attend E3 and kick off their presentation on June 9. While not confirmed, details of their new next-generation consoles are expected to be announced – as they have done in recent years. 

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FIFA 21 TOTY LIVE: Ronaldo, Mbappe, Van Dijk, Bruno Fernandes – but no Messi

Published: 22/Jan/2021 17:00 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 17:04

by Isaac McIntyre

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The wait is finally over ⁠— FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) is here, with EA SPORTS confirming the long-awaited FIFA 21 promo team is about to be revealed. Some players have already been confirmed as well, including Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos.

EA has taken a bit of a different road to get to the midway point of FIFA 21 promos this release, bringing in “Headliners” early, and swapping FUTMAS to “Freeze” and the popular Halloween promo Ultimate Scream to “Rulebreakers” instead. However, all roads lead to Team of the Year eventually.

Now the iconic FIFA promo is here, bringing with it the absolute best cards Ultimate Team has to offer. These blue and gold cards are always the most sought after of the year, and often cause a massive market crash when they arrive.

This year should be no different too. Superstar names like FIFA darling Kylian Mbappe, unstoppable goalscorer Robert Lewandowski, and midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne have been touted for inclusion – and one has now been confirmed.

Last year's Team of the Year was loaded to the brim with world-class players.
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Last year’s Team of the Year was absolutely loaded to the brim with world-class players.

FIFA 21 TOTY confirmed players

The full list has been confirmed by EA SPORTS, seen below. These are the players most fans voted for this year, with FIFA 21 TOTY cards dropping into packs.

  • Lewandowski
  • Ronaldo
  • Mbappe
  • Kimmich
  • Fernandes
  • Davies
  • De Bruyne
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Ramos
  • Van Dijk
  • Neuer

When will Team of the Year 2021 be revealed?

A number of EA SPORTS countdown graphics show the whole team will release on Friday, January 22.

The iconic FIFA promo should ⁠— as in previous years ⁠— run through releases for strikers, midfielders, and defenders, before adding them all to packs for one final hoorah. 

We’ll get our very first look at the promo at 6pm on Friday (GMT). Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK and @FutWatch, to see the news.

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Ronaldo has gone from strength to strength at Juventus — does he get into TOTY 21?

TOTY predictions: who makes the 2021 lineup?

The annual TOTY team is the best of the best; eleven world-class footballers who transcended their peers and teammates across the 2020 calendar year.

The Ultimate Team promo begins with a lengthy list of around 70 nominees. Those contenders are then whittled down with a fan vote. This year, stars like Messi, Ronaldo, De Bruyne, Neymar, Van Dijk, Lewandowski, and Mbappe headlined the choices.

In 2020, two teams reigned supreme: Liverpool and Bayern Munich. The former were crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years, while the German heavyweights defied a much-changed Champions League format to stake control over European football in a near-perfect campaign.

Each club defined a stop-start season, lifting trophies despite challenges.

Hopefully your Guaranteed Bundesliga TOTSSF SBC pack contains Robert Lewandowski.
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Many think Lewandowski was robbed of a Ballon d’Or this year. His stellar year with Bayern Munich should make him a shoo-in for TOTY.

Here’s the TOTY picks the Dexerto team submitted this time around:

Possible Team of the Year lineup

  • Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • Heung-min Son (Tottenham)
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Man. City)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
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Here’s our predictions for FIFA 21 TOTY. Will this be the official lineup?

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s iconic Ultimate Team promo, Team of the Year, so far. This is arguably the biggest event of the FUT calendar so make sure you’re ready with plenty of packs, coins, and SBC fodder.

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.