It looks like Martin Tyler and Alan Smith are out of FIFA21
Currently the duo are not available in the game
FIFA 21 releases officially on Friday and at the time of writing, popular commentary team Martin Tyler and Alan Smith do not feature as an option in the game.
The duo, who have been the primary commentary team in EA Sports' series since 2015, appear to be absent from early versions of the game, and are replaced by Derek Rae and Lee Dixon.
Rae and Dixon were introduced to the game for FIFA 19 as commentators for the Champions League and Europa League matches, but now appear to be the primary team in the game.
Fans who gained early access to the title noticed that Tyler and Smith were absent, and it turns out they're not particularly happy about the change, with some even calling for EA Sports to change back to the original commentary team.
were Martin Tyler and Alan Smith removed from FIFA 21?!
— Potatoz (@cgpotatoz) October 6, 2020
are martin tyler and alan smith not in this fifa
— ◢ ◤ (@HWO_EFC) October 6, 2020
@EASPORTSFIFA how do I change the commentator on fifa 21? I’d rather stab nails in my ears than listen to Derek Rae’s commentate. I want Martin Tyler.
— Mo Ivison ⚫️⚪️ (@Nosivi12) October 2, 2020
— Cooky (@Its_LewisCook) October 6, 2020
Just clocked that Martin Tyler has been dropped from FIFA 21 meaning we only have Derek Rae and Lee Dixon’s greasy voices... pic.twitter.com/MjOdSHDFvM
— jack 👁️⃤ (@pnefctucker) October 8, 2020
With the game launching fully tomorrow, there remains time for the original commentary team to feature in the game but at present, the two voices people best associate with the FIFA series will not feature in the newest entry to the series.
Catch our interview with Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, as he reacts to his ratings in FIFA21:
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) October 7, 2020