Pre-orders for the digital version of FIFA 21 on Nintendo Switch have now gone live, confirming that the game's price will be set at £44.99 on the eShop.
For a brand new FIFA title, this pricing is pretty much what you'd expect, but Nintendo fans will no doubt feel like they've been brushed aside once again. As you may know, FIFA 21 on Switch will be a 'Legacy Edition', meaning that the game is essentially a rerelease of last year's game with new team kits and updated team rosters.
Indeed, the Switch eShop listing notes that FIFA 21 will include Kick Off, Career, Tournaments, Women's International Cup, Skill Games, Online Seasons, Online Friendlies, and Local Seasons modes, but "with the same features from FIFA 20" – which, don't forget, was already a reskin of FIFA 19.
You'd think it'd be hard to justify selling the same game, running on the same engine with absolutely no new features, for such a high price, yet this is becoming common practice. We're sure there'll be plenty of Switch-owning footie fans who'll take the hit for the new team rosters, but wouldn't it be nice if – just for once – Nintendo and EA could release a new FIFA reskin at a discounted, DLC-like price as an upgrade to existing games?
Are you happy to pay £45 for a Legacy Edition FIFA? Do you feel like the asking price is too high for the content you're receiving? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.