EA Sports has formally announced FIFA 22, with details on what’s new in this year’s games, who’s on the front page, what features are exclusive to the next generation, details on how to upgrade and more. In particular, the only way to get the “Dual Entitlement” option that gives you the game on both PS4 / Xbox One and PS5 / Xbox Series X | S, to buy $ 100 Ultimate Edition, if that means anything to you. Read on to learn all we know so far about FIFA 22.
Release date and platforms
FIFA 22 launches October 1st for PS5, Xbox Series X | S and PC, as well as Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Stadia. You can also get the game on PC through Origin and Steam. A “Legacy Edition”
Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé is on the cover of FIFA 22, marking his second year in that role. He joins a reputable company to adorn the cover in back-to-back years; Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo did it before him.
“Being on the back-to-back FIFA cover is incredible,” said Mbappé. “I have a very special relationship with the game and look forward to enjoying FIFA 22 with you all.”
The FIFA 22 announcement trailer focuses on the new HyperMotion technology that the game uses to better capture the sport more authentically through machine learning and other technology magic. Take a look at the trailer below and read on to learn more about HyperMotion.
This is a new piece of technology developed by EA Sports to help bring the “most realistic and immersive gaming experience to life, in every game and in every mode.”
“Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA combines 22 Advanced 11v11 Match Capture and proprietary machine learning technology to deliver the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience for next-generation consoles and Stadia, unlocking the raw feel, passion and physicality of the world of gaming,” said EA .
As mentioned here, HyperMotion is only available on PS5, Xbox Series X | S and Stadia.
EA performed motion capture on 22 professional football players who “played with high intensity.” On top of this, EA’s own machine learning tools are able to “learn” from over 8.7 million images with “advanced combat footage” to create new animations in real time. This applies to shots, passes and crosses. Overall, EA says that HyperMotion “transforms how players move on and off the ball.”
“FIFA 22 offers millions of fans around the world a chance to engage in the sport they love in a unique way,” said EA Sports FIFA GM Nick Wlodyka. “Each player experiences FIFA in their own way, but the gameplay on the spot is the continuous constant, so we are happy to offer deep innovation there. HyperMotion lifts it even further on the next generation consoles and Stadia and changes the feel of the game completely.”
FIFA 22 will have several modes, including Career, Volta, Pro Clubs and FIFA Ultimate Team. In this year’s match, EA said players can look forward to “more consistency and distinct personalities” for goalkeepers, especially with the goalie system seeing a “complete rebuild.”
Career mode meanwhile has a new Create a Club feature, while Volta mode has “reimagined gameplay” this year. For FIFA Ultimate Team, FIFA has 22 Ultimate Team Heroes this year, which EA says are “brand new items that represent the stories and glory of cult players and fan favorites.” EA will release more information about FIFA 22 this summer.
FIFA 22 has more than 17,000 players and 700 teams in the game, along with 90+ stadiums and more than 30 leagues. The game is the only one that has the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Premier League, Bundesliga and more.
Anyone who pre-orders the FIFA 22s $ 100 Ultimate Edition by August 11th will receive an untraditional FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes player item from December 1st, along with all these benefits:
- Limited Time Offer – FUT Heroes Player item
- Those who can look at the Player element
- 4 days early access
- Dual Entitlement – Free Xbox Series X | S-upgrade
- 4600 FIFA points
- Team of the Week 1 Player Element
- Kylian Mbappé Loan Item
- FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
- Career Fashion Homemade talent
Ultimate Edition, Dual Entitlement and EA Play
The $ 100 Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 unlocks four days early, starting September 27, and it’s apparently the only way to get Double straight. This gives you access to the game on PS4 / Xbox One and PS5 / Xbox Series X. The standard version of the game costs $ 60 for PS4 / Xbox One and $ 70 for PS5 / Xbox Series X | A. Here is an overview of the differences between the Ultimate and Standard editions.
EA Play subscribers can get a trial period for early access to FIFA 22, and they will receive rewards in the game each month, even if these were not announced.
FIFA 22 developer
FIFA 22 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania.
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