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EA Sports has confirmed that the full FIFA 21 Black Friday event will be returning to the game on Friday, November 27, 2020.

Having been made a tradition for the past few years, FUT 21 fans are preparing for some new deals to arrive across all compatible platforms.

FIFA 21 Black Friday has included a number of promos in the past, including a special squad release, as well as additional SBCs and Objectives.

Then there are the Black Friday pack offers to help celebrate the sales event, with a follow-up happening on Cyber Monday.

Much of this remains unconfirmed as EA Sports has only gone as far as to say that they are hosting a new event on November 27.

This was revealed as part of a new loading screen that was added to the game, albeit, without any other juicy details.


A Pre-Black Friday

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FIFA 21 Next-Gen PS5 And Xbox Series X/S Details Revealed

EA has released the first details for the next-gen version of FIFA 21, coming to both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on December 4. Those who already own the current-gen version of FIFA 21 can upgrade to this new version for free by making use of EA’s Dual Entitlement.

EA promises a huge leap forward in visual quality for next-gen FIFA, with a new deferred lighting system called LiveLight Rendering allowing the developer to create ultra-realistic football environments. Aside from recreating the world’s biggest stadiums in more detail than ever before, LiveLight Rendering also combines with muscle flex and strand-based hair technology to bring the sport’s stars to life with the series’ most detailed player recreations yet.

The EA Sports GameCam, meanwhile, is a new gameplay camera inspired by the look and feel of TV broadcasts. This, combined with a series of new pre-match cinematics and Big Goal Moments

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FIFA ask tech companies to set up new system for automated VAR offsides

Could offside calls be AUTOMATED? FIFA asks firms to come up with new technology that will help decide close VAR calls based on algorithms of what IS and ISN’T offside, based on hundreds of real incidents

  • FIFA are working with tech companies to oversee the development of VAR 
  • Across Europe the system has been criticised for it handling of tight offside calls 
  • Tests will be carried out to determine whether offside can be called by algorithm
  • FIFA also discussed development of the VAR ‘light’ concept to improve visuals

Offside has taken one big step closer to being determined purely by automated technology, rather than the current Video Assistant Referee system of dotted lines and a second pair of eyes.

VAR offside controversies have been swirling around Europe all season so far, causing

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FIFA seeks better tech for offside, cheaper video review


Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski scores a goal that was disallowed for offside during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020.


FIFA is working with technology firms to develop better visuals of offside lines and improve decision making by referees, the soccer body said Tuesday.

FIFA provided an update on its innovation panel’s work to also study semi-automated offside calls that can help match officials and develop cheaper video review systems for less wealthy competition organizers.

A priority for the panel is “improvement of the visualisation of close offside incidents,” FIFA said.

The increasing use of video assistant referees has seen goals ruled out for marginal calls — including “armpit offsides” — that called into question the accuracy of on-screen graphics used to judge them.

The innovation panel has received proposals from tech providers who will be

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