And FIFA 21 has already seen a major boycott online, with the PlayStation 4 version of the title’s Metacritic page sitting on a 1.1 score.
The 1.1 score is based on 316 ratings at the time of this writing, and fans wasted no time in venting their frustrations in their user-submitted reviews.
“Same game different year. Really lacking anything new that can be offered. Left intense longing,” one user wrote.
And a second added: “Same as every year. Still Pay [sic] to win. I stay with fifa 19, but you could also stay with every other fifa, no need to buy a new one.”
A third said: “Everything you’ve ever hated about Fifa is back plus more.. Scripting, Terrible [sic] defence, horrible passing, atrocious servers, gambling mechanisms are all as prevalent as ever but they added a new camera angle though.”
While a fourth posted: “You have no idea how bad it is. Fast players blaze past the defender and you can’t even touch the ball if you have a slow defender. If you get close to the striker, you foul him and give away a penalty. Slow players doesn’t even have a place in FIFA because there’s no use passing as scoring on counters and using skill stick is better than passing playing.”
FIFA 21 is scheduled to launch at a later date on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Google Stadia.