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FIFA 21 Next-Gen Releases Early With Issues on PS5 Version

EA Sports surprised gamers worldwide with the FIFA 21 Next-Gen release coming a day ahead of schedule. However, it hasn't been the smoothest of transitions as PS5 owners have been experiencing issues.

The popular game developers of the FIFA franchise threw everyone for a loop with a surprise announcement Thursday morning. In a tweet from the EA Sports FIFA account, gamers were excited to read a statement regarding the awaited Next Gen release.

While originally, Next Gen was slated for release this Friday, December 4, EA had exciting news. The tweet read, most gamers on current gen consoles can now download & play the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S version.

Worldwide availability was said to be following up as the December 4 date approached. However, there were issues from gamers following up the good news in short order.

PlayStation 5 Version Error

A separate tweet from the official EA Help account broke news of PlayStation 5 owners experiencing issues. It's par for the course with most major updates or upgrades these days.

The tweet simply stated the title wasn't working like it should, and to stay tuned for updates. A vague statement from the developers, but acknowledgment of the issue at hand.

After further investigation, the error appears to be stemming from PlayStation 5 gamers attempting to access the Next Gen version of FIFA 21. The title is reportedly not appearing as it should for owners of digital copies.

Thankfully, help has arrived for now as members of the FIFA and Twitter communities have posted quick fixes to the apparent probelm.

How to Fix FIFA 21 Error on PS5

To avoid issues with accessing FIFA 21 Next Gen releases, check out our guide on How to Preload FIFA 21 Next Gen for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

For gamers who own digital PS4 and PS5 versions of FIFA 21, the Next Gen upgrade version might not appear on the console. To fix this issue you'll need to download the PlayStation app and log in.

Once you have the app ready, go to the search bar and enter FIFA 21. You'll see the Next Gen version appear, which you can add to your library from the app and it will appear on console.

The EA Help twitter account acknowledged this as a viable fix for the time being, and vowed to get to the bottom of the issue.

In other FIFA news, the recent TOTW squad is here, with star Premier League Forwards headlining the list.

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