While it’s as inevitable as the sun rising, EA Sports has announced the next entry into their long-running football franchise and detailed some of the new features that’ll appear in FIFA 22.
Firstly, FIFA 22 will be available worldwide on 1 October for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Origin and Steam, Stadia, PS4 and Xbox One.
The newest instalment includes a new technology which EA Sports is calling ‘HyperMotion’. FIFA 22 combines advanced 11v11 match capture and proprietary machine learning technology to deliver the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience for next-gen consoles and Stadia.
HyperMotion technology enabled the integration of the first-ever motion capture of 22 professional footballers playing at high intensity. Additionally, EA’s proprietary machine-learning algorithm learns from more than 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, then writes new animations in real-time to create organic football movement across a variety of interactions on the pitch. Whether it’s a shot, pass or cross, HyperMotion transforms how players move on and off the ball.
The new game also offers deep and innovative features across other parts of gameplay and our most popular modes including Career Mode, the 5-a-side Volta football, Pro Clubs and FIFA Ultimate Team. Fans can expect more consistency and distinct personalities between the posts with a complete goalkeeper system rebuild, an all-new Create a Club experience in Career Mode, reimagined gameplay in Volta, and the introduction of FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes, completely new items that represent the stories and glory of cult players and fan favourites.
Paris Saint-Germain striker and global football icon Kylian Mbappé graces the cover for the second year in a row, making him one of few to earn back-to-back cover star status, alongside others like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
FIFA 22 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and is available worldwide 1 October 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Origin and Steam, Stadia, PS4 and Xbox One.