EA has announced that FIFA 22 will launch for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC via Steam and Origin, and Google Stadia on 1 October 2021. In addition, there will also be a FIFA 22 Legacy Edition for the Nintendo Switch.
Those who pre-order FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition by 11 August 2021 will receive an untradeable FUT Heroes player item from 1 December 2021.
What’s new about FIFA 22 is that it’s powered by the new HyperMotion technology, which combines Advanced 11-versus-11 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. Basically, EA utilizes a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to transform how players move on and off the ball.
Returning gameplay modes include Career Mode, VOLTA FOOTBALL, Pro Clubs and FIFA Ultimate Team. Fans can also expect a complete goalkeeper system rebuild, an all-new Create a Club experience in Career Mode, reimagined gameplay in VOLTA FOOTBALL, and the introduction of FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes, completely new items that represent the stories and glory of cult players and fan favourites.
As for the physical cover of the game itself, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Kylian Mbappe will once again be the man on the cover for the second year in a row. FIFA 22 will feature 17,000-plus players across 700-plus teams in more than 90 stadiums and over 30 leagues, as well as iconic competitions such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, brand new UEFA Europa Conference League, Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga Santander, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and CONMEBOL Sudamericana.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition also includes:
- Ones to Watch player item.
- Four days Early Access.
- Dual Entitlement (free PS5 or Xbox Series X/S upgrade from PS4 or Xbox One).
- 4,600 FIFA Points.
- Team of the Week 1 player item.
- Kylian Mbappe loan item.
- FUT Ambassador loan player pick.
- Career Mode Homegrown Talent.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below: