FIFA 21 is on sale at over half-price on Steam and Origin [November 2020]

Please note that actual price might differ, depending on your country of residence. All totals are in South African Rand.

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Well, that was quick. FIFA 21 was released just a few weeks ago on 9 October 2020, but both Steam and Origin have the newly-released game on sale.

Steam is offering all three editions  (Champions, Beckham and Ultimate) at a discounted price ranging between 42% and 56% off.

Best Black Friday deal on FIFA 21: Steam or Origin?

Origin also has the three editions on offer ranging between 47% and 55% off.  The cheapest offer for any FIFA 21 title right now is the Champions Edition from Origin – available for just R472.47 if you also have an EA Play membership.

Both Steam and Origin are running sales on several of their leading titles as part of the traditional Black Friday sales frenzy. The promotions will end on 1 December 2020.

According to EA, FIFA 21 saw new innovations added to Career Mode to help create additional depth in matches, transfers, and training.

Features like Interactive Match Sim and Player Development are key to taking control of your season, while the enhanced opposition AI provides new systems that create more informed AI decision-making in marking, tackling, passing and dribbling.

The sale comes in the wake of backlash from players themselves who alleged that their likeness is being used without their permission.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic  was the first to raise his ire last week, accusing the parties involved of ?making a profit without any agreement [for all these years]?.

EA Sports and FIFPro, however,? denied these accusations as per a statement quoted in The Mirror. The issues, it seems, stem largely from player agent Mino Raiola with The Mirror suggesting that the whole thing is not so much about EA Sports’ FIFA games, but perhaps more to do with “FIFPro and FIFA’s planned agent reforms”.