Whether its athletes were staying at home or playing the game didn’t matter to EA Sports, which pulled out all the stops to make this official reveal trailer for its upcoming game, FIFA 21.
The two-minute spot was created in-house by EA Games using footage provided by players and shot at their homes. But that’s just one small piece of the overall trailer, which includes gameplay, real-world and multimedia elements to give it a feel that’s all its own.
The spot features such international soccer stars as Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappé, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Atlético Madrid’s Joao Félix as well as former Manchester United superstar Eric Cantona, who shows up in the game at the age he was in his heyday and also provides voiceover.
The work was created by Paul Hunt and Donal O’Keeffe and directed by Keane Pearce Shaw through Riff Raff and MPC.