EA says FIFA 21 on PC doesn’t have new console features because people have low-end machines

If you were wondering why FIFA 21 doesn’t have all the features that next-gen consoles offer, it is because too many people have weak PCs.

Chatting to Eurogamer, EA executive producer Aaron McHardy said that the PC edition is missing a whole bunch of features present in FIFA 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series to keep the minimum spec low. If only when playing on PC, you could change the settings to something your PC could handle.

“When we looked at what generation to put the PC game on, we looked at our fans and what capabilities they had with the hardware they have,” McHardy said.

“And we have that information to understand what the power of the PCs out there in the world are. And when we looked at that, in order to run the gen five-game, our min spec would have been at a spot that would have left a lot of people out in the cold not being able to play the game.”

“So we made the choice to keep the PC version of the game on the gen four versions of FIFA so that we can open the doors and be inclusive to everybody who wants to play FIFA.”

Sounds like really convenient logic to explain not adding features, or perhaps to charge extra for a feature upgrade DLC later on. By these rules, no game should have any next-gen features ever, because someone will be left behind.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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